UNDP and DfCDR call for proposals to support the work of civil society organizations combating GBV and SARV

October 24, 2023

UNDP and DfCDR are providing grants to Papua New Guinean CSOs and NGOs combating gender-based violence for the second year

UNDP Papua New Guinea

To accelerate efforts to address the complex drivers of gender-based violence (GBV) and sorcery accusation related violence (SARV) across Papua New Guinea, UNDP and the Department for Community Development and Religion (DfCDR) will be providing grants to support projects of civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations tackling GBV and SARV in the country for the second year in a row.

Together, we are calling for proposals from registered non-government organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) who are based in Papua New Guinea that have demonstrated experience in implementing activities related to addressing GBV and/or SARV, or are currently working with their Provincial GBV focal point or regional Referral Pathway network. Organizations interested in applying for the grants should submit their application between 26th October 2023 and 10th December 2023.

Specifically, the proposed projects must contribute to some or all of the following areas:

1. Responding to SARV and/or GBV, by providing crisis responses services (including repatriation and reintegration) and other similar activities;
2. Operating safe houses for GBV or SARV survivors;
3. Providing counselling services to GBV or SARV survivors or perpetrators;
4. Engaging in GBV and//or SARV education or prevention activities;
5. Providing training or capacity building to organizations working to support SARV or GBV survivors.

Each call for proposal can submit for grant funding up to 200,000 kina each.

All information, guidelines and documentation for the call for proposal can be requested by emailing email gender.pg@undp.org. You may 

In 2012, DfCDR and UNDP awarded small grants worth over 2 million kina to a total of 13 civil society organizations combating GBV and SARV in Papua New Guinea for the first time. The recipients successfully completed various initiatives in twelve provinces, ranging from establishing safe house operations and conducting crisis response services to capacity building and awareness raising. 

Strengthening support to civil society organizations in the GBV sector is vital to promote positive behavior change in the country, and DfCDR and UNDP take the role of improving the quality of the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized in PNG to improve gender equality and peaceful communities seriously.

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