Mundo Cooperante, a civil society organization dedicated to International Cooperation for Development since 1998, focuses primarily on promoting human rights, gender equality and girls and women empowerment.
In 2017, as part of its work strategy Mundo Cooperante joined the international partnership Girls Not Brides, and started a dedicated funding stream for projects to end child marriage entitled “THE RIGHT TO BE A GIRL”.
The present, Second Call (2018-2019) of the fund THE RIGHT TO BE A GIRL is starting the:
1st of November 2018.
To contribute to the global effort to end girl child marriage.
To directly protect, help and empower girls against forced marriage, facilitating their physical, emotional and educational development for the full enjoyment of their childhood and youth in freedom.
To support civil society organization's work in ending child marriage within their communities.
1. Projects Funding
Interested organizations will be able to apply for grants for projects of up to 20.000 €.
Only one project per entity is accepted within this call.
2. Prospective Grantee Entities Profile
Local, community based organizations proving a strong integrated approach in their community and having the capacity and potential to sustain their programmes in the long term will be prioritized for this open call.
The applicant organizations must be properly registered at the corresponding official registry in their country, and have at least one physical address, a phone number and email account.
The overall organizational annual budget must be equal or higher than the amount requested in the project proposal submitted for this grant.
The call addresses both the funding of new entities projects and the support of continuity of the work of those partners that were granted in the previous edition and that present a new proposal that is finally selected.
For that, it is divided in two phases:
Projects and entities that have not previously been funded by the fund THE RIGHT TO BE A GIRL.
Projects and entities that have previously been funded by the fund THE RIGHT TO BE A GIRL.
The different terms for reception, evaluation of the projects and resolution for each one of these phases are detailed in the following sections of these rules.
3. Projects and geographic location priorities
The fund stream for this call will prioritize projects and initiatives from local organizations working under the following approaches and located in the following countries:
Support for enrolling and retaining girls at school.
Family conditioned support for their daughter´s education.
Care and protection services for girls
Shelter homes for vulnerable girls.
Safe spaces and rescue centers.
Assistance and legal defense for already married girls.
Project against FGM
Community awareness and mobilization projects
Sexual and gender based violence prevention.
Awareness projects working with community or religious leaders, primarily focused on involvement of men and young boys.
Projects advocating for policies and law enforcement against girl child marriage.
In those countries where the practice exists, projects aiming to end Female Genital Mutilation.
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, D.R. of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Gambia The, Liberia, Madagascar, Senegal, Togo
Note: these criteria are not exclusive
1. Projects Reception
Applicant organizations must describe their project following the downloadable forms and send them to the email account indicated in the rules available in this website.
Call is divided in two phases:
Reception of projects PHASE1:
Projects from organizations that have not received funding before from the fund THE RIGHT TO BE A GIRL:
Starting date: 1st of November 2018/UTC Madrid
Deadline: 15th of December 2018/UTC Madrid
Reception of projects PHASE 2:
Projects from organizations that have already received funding before from the fund THE RIGHT TO BE A GIRL:
Starting date: 15th of April 2019/UTC Madrid
Deadline: 30th of May 2019/UTC Madrid
2. Projects Evaluation and Selection
According to the terms established in the rules, during the projects evaluation pre-selected entities might be required to submit complementary administrative and technical documentation.
3. Resolution and notification
Final grantee projects and applicant organizations will be notified:
Phase 1: 1st of March 2019
Phase 2: 15th of June 2019