AmplifyChange is delighted to recognise our grantees nominated for 120 under 40, an awards project celebrating the new global generation of family planning leaders.
Menstrual Hygiene Day: Strategies for Northern Development promote SRHR education in pastoral communities
AmplifyChange grantee Strategies for Northern Development (SND) works in Northern Kenya to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education in pastoral communities.
On Menstrual Hygiene day we talk to an AmplifyChange grantee about her work as a Menstrual Health Management (MHM) educator.
We are launching round 2 of our Strategic grants at the end of June 2017. We would like to take the opportunity to consult with prospective applicants around the guidance for this funding call via webinar. Please follow the links to register.
Imagine you are 11 years old and ask to go to the toilet at school. When you get there, there are no wash basins, no taps or clean water, no toilet paper, and in some cases, just a hole in the ground. Now imagine that you have also just started your period.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2017, AmplifyChange grantees share pictures and quotes for our #BeBoldForChange photo story.
In this video we are proud to present the voices of four AmplifyChange Opportunity grantees who have successfully applied for our larger Strengthening grant.
We are delighted to report that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has become a donor partner to AmplifyChange.
According to AmplifyChange grantee Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya (DESK), 15-20% of women in Kenya with a disability experience SGBV and deaf women and girls are especially vulnerable to attacks. Watch a video from DESK to learn more about the best point of potential intervention and how to stop SGBV of deaf women and girls.
International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM: Young people driving the movement to end FGM in Nigeria
As activists, policy makers, civil society and key stakeholders celebrate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, the Youth Network against Female Genital Mutilation is calling on young people to lead the process.
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.
“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.
"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.
“Now I am not shy to talk; I can talk everywhere.” Meet Clare* and Yvette*, the 3rd in our survivor series for #16Days
Clare*(38) and Yvette* (28) are refugees. They talk in tandem and interrupt each other as they describe their experiences and the feeling of freedom that their participation in the Tearfund support group has brought them.
“Some victims who are children are scared to report it because they don’t know how... since they don’t know sign"
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities we share with you this video made by Kenya National Television featuring deaf survivors speaking out on gender-based violence. #DisabilityDay #IDPWD AmplifyChange thanks Strengthening grantees, Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya(DESK), for sharing this with us.
"The support group gives me a mind that says ‘I can do this'”. Meet Sindisiwe*, the 2nd in our survivor series for #16Days
Sindisiwe* is 27, HIV positive and a mother of two. “The first thing that made me speak? My daughter was raped when she was two years of age by her uncle. The community said that we should keep this within the family, a secret.” Talking about these events with the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivor group has brought healing to Sindisiwe.
“I was not ashamed to tell details, it was as if I had power.” Meet Hope*, the 1st in our survivor series for #16Days
Hope* is almost 40 and busy with her PhD in Gender Studies. For a long time, she feared speaking out; 'I always said ‘I am fine’. 'This changes the moment someone accepts you,' she explains, on how welcome the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivor group made her feel; 'I was not even ashamed to tell the details. It was as if I had power.'
"A truly inspiring and moving trip" - Our Grants Portfolio Officer for GBV visits Network grantees Tearfund in South Africa
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, AmplifyChange is proud to share a blog by Suzanne Walker, Grants Portfolio Officer for Gender-Based Violence. "I have spent the past few days in South Africa meeting with partners and survivors involved in ‘A Movement for Change’, a Network grant led by Tearfund...
À l'occasion de la Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la violence contre les femmes, lisez comment la radio est un
ONG RAES nous explique comment utiliser la radio pour la lutte contre la VBG et en faveur des DSSR.
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, read how radio is an effective SRHR advocacy tool
This blog has been written by Strengthening grantee, Réseau Africain pour l'Education, la Santé et la Citoyenneté (ONG RAES).
At AmplifyChange we are happy to provide our grantees with access to opportunities that build capacity in advocacy and organisational strengthening. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce a new partnership with Advocacy Accelerator. This partnership offers an exciting opportunity for AmplifyChange grantees to achieve a stronger and more sustainable movement for change.
On International Day of the Girl, we look at the impact that child marriage is having on the province of Sindh, Pakistan This news piece was shared by Opportunity grantees, Sujag Sansar Organization. Child marriage is a wide-spread and enduring problem affecting many under-developed and developing countries across the globe.
On International Day of the Girl, we are delighted to share this blog from Network grantee Equality Now, on their work to end FGM in Burkina Faso.
As the first anniversary of the Global Goals has just passed, it is a good time to reflect on the importance of global-level advocacy. Particularly for sexual and reproductive health and rights, this remains an ongoing concern. We introduced Strategic grants to support international organisations to advocate and contribute to policy and strategy development around the priorities of AmplifyChange primarily at a global level, and link those to regional and country concerns.
This blog has been written by Opportunity grantees Dandelion Africa. In Kenya it is normal for a 26-year-old young woman to be a mother of seven. In Kenya it is also normal for a 17-year-old girl to have three children. So why is this? We explore how women in rural Kenya are enjoying economic improvements in their lives as a result of Dandelion Africa’s contraception and SRHR advice and support.
As we approached our 2nd anniversary with 301 grants approved, we asked grantees to give us feedback on how we have performed and what we can do to improve. We are guided by our principles to be accessible and responsive, so here is how we listened.
Equality Now, AmplifyChange et Voix de Femmes ont convoquées les avocats et les militants des droits humains au Burkina Faso en Juillet 2016, pour sélectionner un cas de MGF pour amener au tribunal en soulignant le problème des MGF au Burkina Faso.
We are delighted to report that Pakistan-based Opportunity grantee Sujag Sansar Organization has won a national award for its work against child labour from UNICEF and the National Commissioner on child labour.
Mita, a transgender from Karnataka, was admitted in a local hospital in Raichur as she was suffering from appendicitis-related pain. However, she was denied treatment, because she was transgender and allegedly in sex work. Humiliated and horrified, she killed herself by taking sleeping pills. The AmplifyChange team thanks India HIV/AIDS Alliance for its permission to share this blog.
We are delighted to share with you this new video, produced by Compassion CBO in Kenya. Led by Evanson Njeru, Compassion CBO conducts Anti-FGM Seminars, to educate children and teachers about the dangers and health hazards related to FGM, in Kenya.
AmplifyChange will be attending the Women Deliver 2016 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16 to 19 May. During the conference we will be co-hosting and hosting two side events. In addition we will have a booth at the conference, for attendees to find out more about our fund and meet our team.
Meet our Opportunity grantees – Promoting the Human Rights of Lesbians, Enhancing their Image and Giving them Confidence for the Future, Cameroon.
Meet our Network grantees, Rede de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais e Reprodutivos (DSR), working to strengthen the capacity of NGOs working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights across Mozambique.
Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Kisumu County LGBTI youths and young sex workers
Meet Opportunity grantees, Men Against AIDS Youth Group (MAAYGO), a small youth-led organisation working in Kisumu County, Kenya.
Meet Opportunity grantees, Sujag Sansar, a small Civil Society Organisation based in Sindh province of Pakistan, working to prevent child marriage.
Meet our Network grantee, 'Preventing Gender Based Violence through Democratic Policing' led by VSO Pakistan.
We are delighted to report that, as announced by the UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening last year, the UK Government is now a donor partner to AmplifyChange.
We are delighted to report that Norway has become a new donor partner to AmplifyChange.
On Human Rights Day 2015, we are delighted to introduce our Network grantees, the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA), in Malawi. Ipas Malawi are working with COPUA to build their capacity to advocate and prepare for abortion law reform in Malawi.
Alliance Droits & Santé is a network of Francophone West African CSOs advocating for reproductive health and rights in a region where women are often left behind by donors and policy makers.
Meet our Network grantees, Empowering Transgender and Hijras to access SRHR in India, managed by India HIV/AIDS Alliance in New Delhi.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we are delighted to introduce our Network grantees, the Network against Gender-Based Violence in The Gambia, supported by ActionAid The Gambia.
We must measure what really matters for women and their sexual and reproductive health and rights. No, they do not sound very exciting. But make no mistake, ‘indicators’ are absolutely critical to achieving sustainable change. For if it’s not measured – in terms of the new Global development goals – it doesn’t count.
One year on from launching our fund at UNGA 2014, we were honored to have Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, announce the launch of our Opportunity grants at the UNGA High-Level event #Generation2030: Torchbearers for the SDGs.
The new Global Goals for sustainable development set out a bold and exciting agenda for transformation. They are underpinned by targets that focus on specific change. These include important targets related to, if not explicitly supporting, sexual and reproductive health and rights; but some might maintain that these particular targets do not go far enough. Read the full article by our Fund Director, John Worley
On 4th June 2015, we held a Donor Briefing at wallacespace St Pancras in London.
UPDATE: This vacancy has now closed. Thank you for your applications.
There are two job vacancies for positions working with the AmplifyChange core team in Bath, UK: Communications Intern and Grants Intern. PLEASE NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
David Daniels, Chair of the Consortium Steering Committee together with Bethany Brady of MannionDaniels visited Kano, northern Nigeria between 19 and 24 April.
AmplifyChange is delighted to report that the UK Department for International Development has signalled it will be supporting our work.
Alex le May visited Mali recently, to help spread the word about AmplifyChange between local CSOs.
Alex le May visited Côte d'Ivoire to help spread the word about AmplifyChange between local CSOs.
Friday 6th February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).
Interested in applying for a Network grant in February 2015 but want to know more about the process? Here is some guidance on what we are looking for from a Network grant concept note.
CSOs in eligible countries are invited to submit Concept Notes for Network Grants from 2 February via the AmplifyChange website.
AmplifyChange had a great couple of days meeting with the pioneering women, men and young people of Niger's civil society community last week.
Her name could be Priya, Fatima, Susan, Mona or Grace. She was barely 15. Her family had to escape fighting in their village. They settled in the urban slums. One of her chores was to fetch water every day. One day, as she walked to the well at day-break, she was raped.
AmplifyChange, a new CSO advocacy fund for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, was launched on 22 September in New York.