Our Opportunity round focusing on removing barriers to safe abortion
is now open 

Opportunity grant round open now until 31 January 2017

For this round we are seeking to expand on existing efforts and support new ones to remove barriers to safe abortion. This funding round will close on Tuesday 31 January 2017. 


Latest News

Grantees and thought-leaders come together to discuss global-level advocacy on Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting

On 2 December 2016, over 200 thought leaders – including activists, survivors, front-line professionals, civil society, and government – from across the United States and 20 other countries, came together in Washington DC to partake in the first US Civil Society Summit on FGM/C.

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“We must not stay as victims; we must move forward.” Meet Thandi, the last of our survivor series for #16Days

Thandi* is a survivor of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). She describes her journey of coming to terms with her past and her feeling of empowerment while among other survivors at a Tearfund support group in South Africa.

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"I am a survivor when I start making decisions” Meet Jean*, the 4th in our survivor series for #16Days

Jean* is in her 40s and is a refugee. Like many survivors of gender-based violence, Jean shares the fear of talking about her rape, “I can tell my mother everything, but not about when I was abused”. Jean fears that it is not possible or practical to seek help from her family and speaks of the need for women “to stay quiet”, and to protect their children.

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Grantee photos

See some of the latest photos from our grantees below. To meet more grantees and see the projects we fund, please visit our grantees section where you can search by region, grant type and priority.

Ndola Nutrition Organization (NNO) 

Ndola Nutrition Organization (NNO) 

Opportunity grantee,  Zambia

Strengthening Swadhikar

Swadhikar-National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR)

Strengthening grantee, India


Association Songui Manégré / Aide au Dévéloppement Endogène (ONG ASMADE)

 Network grantee, Burkina Faso

VIDEO - Hear the voices of our grantees

We asked our grantees to send us their stories - hear their voices from across the world.

With a big thanks to all our grantees who sent in contributions.

Thank you to Sukey Fenwick for post-production and editing.

VIDEO - A Movement for Change

This video was produced by Network grantee Tearfund in South Africa.

Tearfund is a leadership movement across faith communities and civil society, including survivors of SGBV, working together to prevent and end the pain of SGBV nationally and specifically in communities across four provinces of South Africa.