Deadline: July 14, 2023
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is currently accepting applications from civil society organisations in Moldova as part of the programme Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN). The overall aim of the BREN programme is to enhance the human security of women and marginalised groups in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova through building the resilience of civil society.
In Moldova, BREN has the following thematic priorities:
- Supporting progress of the women, peace and security framework in Moldova;
- Resilience-building initiatives that encourage the inclusion of women in peace, security and defence discussion and decision-making and women participation for resilience building;
- Creating, strengthening and supporting partnerships and networks among non-state and state actors, partnerships across Nistru River that advocate for women’s meaningful participation in peace, stability, security and defence processes;
- Localisation activities of the WPS Agenda for more resilient communities on both banks of Nistru River.
- Increasing resilience and inclusion of diverse groups in peace, security and defence discussion and decision-making;
- Advocacy activities, including cross-river initiatives, aimed at raising awareness on WPS and security and defence reform among women from both banks of the Nistru River, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities, and LGBTQI+ communities;
- Building the capacity of women and girls from both banks of the Nistru River, ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, and LGBTQI+ communities to advocate for important issues with local government bodies, implement activities that promote gender equality, prevent violence, and build peace in their communities;
- Building diversity in cybersecurity and cyber-awareness through engagement with multiple actors, stakeholders, governmental bodies at the national level;
- Advancing the role of civil society and women’s rights organisations, in particular in conflict prevention, including hybrid warfare prevention, community reconciliation, and relief and recovery;
- Civil society-led research and discussions into new, emerging hybrid threats, in response to changing geopolitical dynamics in the region;
- Encouraging civil society’s active engagement with state actors in identifying and countering hybrid threats;
- Encouraging initiatives to strengthen coordination and experience-sharing mechanisms between CSOs to scale-up their response to hybrid threats;
- Initiatives, including cross-river initiatives, that prevent gender-based violence and promote the role of women in peace, security and defence processes in Moldova.
- The budget range for supported projects is between £20,000- £50,000.
- Open to all civil society organisations registered in Moldova.
- Interested applicants should aim to align to the thematic priorities outlined above.
IWPR can support activities that focus on:
- Production of materials: For example, research, production of educational, promotional or media content around project issues.
- Advocacy: For example, advocacy activities targeted at government, local government, or community entities, such as educational and religious institutions.
- Community work: Activities focusing on increasing knowledge and skills of vulnerable communities, especially women, ethnic and religious minorities, IDPs and refugees, LGBTQI+ communities, and youth.
- Capacity Building: Activities providing capacity building support to beneficiaries, partner organisations, or other stakeholders in the thematic areas identified
- Networking: Activities that support networking between groups or individuals working within the thematic areas identified, including sharing resources and efforts to build on or catalyse change amongst diverse groups/individuals.
Potential applicants should demonstrate:
- Respect for gender equality and diversity;
- Conflict and gender sensitivity;
- Ability to identify, analyse, and mitigate risks;
- Transparency and accountability in project management, including management of finances;
- Willingness to learn and share experience with other grant recipients.
- A sustainability plan to continue the work started under the grant.
Interested organisations should complete and submit application and budget forms to [email protected].
Applications may be submitted in English, Romanian and Russian languages. The English language is preferred; however, the language of the submission will not affect the decision on the award. The proposed project should be no longer than seven months. All projects must end by February 29, 2024.
For more information, visit BREN Project – Moldova.