Call for Grant Applications and Participation in AWID Tweetathon on September 25th

Association for Women's Right in Development

Dear Young Feminist Wire members,
The Young Feminist Wire this month has posted many important news, announcements, and activities to get involved in from all over the world. In this update email, we have selected two posts to draw your attention to. The first is a call for participation for all AWID members to participate and join AWID in making our voices heard using Twitter and Facebook in constructing the vision for Post-2015 Development Agendas at the UN. Join this collective action by tweeting using #AWIDmembers, #Post2015, and #YFWire. For more details, read below. The second is to inform you of an opportunity to receive small grants from Web We Want available to support national advocacy and campaigning efforts to make the web free, open, socially relevant and accessible to all. They are prioritizing applications from the Global South.
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Call to Participate in AWID Tweetathon on September 25th to Contribute to Post-2015 Development Agendas

On 17 September 2013, the 68th Regular Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 68) opens at UN Headquarters to discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda. On 25 September, the Secretary-General will present his vision for the post-2015 development agenda in areport to be submitted for consideration by the UNGA 68. This event provides an important opportunity for AWID members to remind world leaders that women’s rights are human rights and must be a central part of the new development agenda!

We cannot all be at the UN on September 25th, but we can make our voices heard!  You can tweet or post on Facebook using the hashtags #Post2015 and #AWIDMembers to share your dreams and aspirations for a development agenda that is inclusive of women’s rights. We are inviting you, as AWID members, to come together and urge decision makers involved in the post-2015 and SDG process to:

  • Recommit to already existing Human Rights frameworks;
  • Boldly continue working for a future international development agenda that is aligned with human rights principles and integrates gender equality ;
  • Build a strong foundation for long-term, sustainable, inclusive, and just development for all.

Join us by tweeting or posting to Facebook on September 25th!  Send an email and let us know what time you will be tweeting. Use the #Post2015 and #AWIDMembers hashtags and we will share your tweets with our partners, allies and other AWID members.  You can also follow what other AWID members are saying by going to our Membership Activities Page where #AWIDMembers tweets will appearing in real time.


Call for Applications: Web We Want

The Web We Want is making a limited number of small grants available to support national advocacy and campaigning efforts to make the web free, open, socially relevant and accessible to all. Applications from non-profit groups in the Global South will be prioritised.

Please note we can NOT fund the development or implementation of applications, software, computer equipment, computer literacy training, technology start-ups, hubs etc. These grants are ONLY for advocacy, campaigning and influencing activities.

For the 2013 round of the small grants programme, we are accepting applications in the following categories:

  1. Rapid Response (deadline: open, rolling)
    Micro-grants designed to help when you face an unexpected crisis or strategic opportunity that demands more resources fast.
  2. Surveillance Action Research (deadline: open and rolling until September 30)
    These grants will enable national groups or coalitions to investigate their own country’s surveillance policies, laws and practices. Funds are available for action research to provide solid evidence to underpin your own local advocacy, media work and campaigning. The results of the country research will also be published under your group’s name in a special report on global surveillance.



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