Leading from the South

LFS is a consortium created to resource feminist activism in the Global South and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s, girls, trans, and intersex rights organisations in the Global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the Global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in the Asia region.

Organisations and networks in 17 countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) are eligible to apply for this programme under three grant categories. The categories are based on organisations’ size and scope of work.

  • Frontline Defenders grants (up to EUR48,600 for 33 months) are for organisations and networks led women, girls, trans, and intersex persons working directly with communities on mobilisation and leadership building at the community and sub-national levels. Groups must be based in rural areas or small towns, or working with marginalised communities in urban areas. Ongoing programmes/ interventions would be given a preference.
  • Amplifying Voices grants (up to EUR206,600 for 33 months) are for organisations and networks led by women, girls, trans, and intersex persons working on campaigns, knowledge, and capacity building, research, and evidence-based advocacy at the national and/or sub-regional levels. 
  • Promoting Regional Feminist Agenda grants (up to EUR446,800 for 33 months) for organisations and networks led by women, girls, trans, and intersex persons working at the macro level on capacity building of other feminist groups and activists, as well as undertaking knowledge building, evidence-based advocacy initiatives at the sub-regional, regional, and international levels. Priority will be given to groups working with international treaty bodies and regional intergovernmental organisations/or cooperation entities.

Applications for LFS are now closed. All applications received by WFA will be acknowledged within 2 weeks after the deadline.

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