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May 2021

Vaccine Justice: How can feminists collectively organise to hold States accountable?

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday May 13th, 9:00 - 10:30 AM EST Register here Join feminists from around the world, in a teach-in & a strategy session, to explore the many ways transnational corporations, philanthrocapitalism and the vaccine nationalism of Northern States are interfering with public decision-making to prioritise corporate interests over public interests in our world today - and how feminists take collective action for health, rights, and justice. Vaccine Justice Feminist Strategy Session In a follow-up strategy session, we will explore possible…

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The Heinrich Boll Stiftung Global Feminist Pitch

May 15

Deadline: 15 May 2021. Early applications strongly encouraged. About the Global Feminist Pitch The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the striving of women and LGBTIQ+ activists worldwide for equality, security, and freedom. The shrinking space, an increase in nationalism and authoritarianism, as well as the anti-feminist and right-wing populist rhetoric are affecting the work of those who move in the feminist and gender-political area, together with the existing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social and political inequality and…

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Resisting Homophobia in Ghana: a Queer & Feminist Strategy

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register Date: 17th May - 4:00pm (UTC) On 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), join AWID’s global feminist community in a live conversation with queer feminist activists from Ghana. Learn about how queer and feminist collectives are organising to resist homophobia, and how you can be in solidarity with Ghanaian activists. Facilitator: Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Director of Communications and Tactics, AWID Speakers: Dr Rita Nketiah: Research Consultant, Writer and Queer Feminist Activist Nana Akosua Hanson:…

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Civic organisations operating within restrictive laws and regulations in Eastern Africa: Best practices and policy recommendations.

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Register Civil society is a central pillar of democracy and a critical layer between state, business and family. In all their diversity, civil society actors have sought to fulfil crucial roles, which include: • Delivering services to poor and marginalised people; • Giving excluded communities a voice in processes that affect their lives; • Advocating for positive change on a wide range of issues; • Holding governments and powerful non-state actors to account. These diverse roles promote inclusive and sustainable…

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African Liberation Day Mobilisation

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual

May 25th- African Liberation Day Mobilisation Register here African Liberation Day is an annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on the 25th of May 1963, and aims to promote unity and solidarity among African people and states. It also is the anniversary of the launch of Africans Rising on 25th May 2017. In the past, the Africans Rising movement has used May 25-African Liberation Day to recognize issues of illicit financial flows, slavery, and…

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Applications Open for Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply Deadline: 15th August, 2021 Every quarter, Wildlife Acoustics will give away up to $5,000 worth of products* to grant recipients worldwide. Recipients also have the opportunity to have their work featured on our website and social media channels. Grant recipients must be associated with a charitable, educational or other tax-exempt organization.** Consideration will be given to projects that meet the following criteria: Project makes significant use of wildlife vocalization recordings for data collection and/or analysis. The work advances scientific…

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June 2021

Job Opportunity: Program Coordinator

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Background Mobilizing Activists around the Medical Abortion Network (MAMAnetwork.org) is a Network seeking to expand access to safe Medical Abortion. The MAMA Network is a collaboration of grassroots activists and feminist groups based in Sub- Saharan Africa. Currently, MAMA is coordinated by leadership from Women Help Women, TICAH in Kenya, and GIWYN in Nigeria. MAMA membership is currently 37 groups in 17 African countries, with plans to expand in the next three years to at least 5 additional countries. MAMA…

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Advocacy Capacity Strengthening in Francophone West and Central Africa: The Needs, Trends and Action.

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Register Date: 2nd June 2021 Time: 13:00hrs - 14:30hrs EAT (Nairobi, Kenya),             11:00hrs - 12:30hrs West Africa Time,             12:00hrs - 13:30hrs Central African Time Our first dialogue explored the State of Advocacy in Francophone West & Central Africa, focusing on Current  Challenges and Opportunities. One of the challenges highlighted was the lack of adequate advocacy capacity strengthening opportunities. In the region, advocacy capacity strengthening interventions are limited and…

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Renforcement des capacités de plaidoyer en Afrique Francophone Occidentale et Centrale: Besoins, Tendances et Actions

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Inscrivez-vous Date: Le 2 Juin 2021 Heure: 13h00 – 14h30 Heure d’Afrique de l’Est (Nairobi, Kenya)                 11h00 – 12h30 Heure d’Afrique de l’Ouest                 12h00 – 13h30 Heure d’Afrique centrale L’accélérateur de plaidoyer organise une série de webinaires intitulée « Le plaidoyer local en Afrique de l’Ouest et Afrique Centrale francophone (AOAC)». Dans le cadre de cette série de webinaires, nous réunissons des acteurs de…

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“Giving the African way this Africa Month” Introducing the Kisima African Resilience Fund

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Register  Date: 3rd June 2021 Time: 14:00 – 16:00 SAST Kisima means a 'well/ spring of water' in Kiswahili Africa day is a significant date on the African calendar and many countries celebrate this day in the form of a public holiday. Center on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) and The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) will be launching the #AfricanGiving campaign and introduce the Kisima African Resilience Initiative. Working closely with its partners across Africa, CAPSI…

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Accelerating Implementation of Agenda 2040 and the African Charter on Child Rights

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Date: 9th June 2021 REGISTER The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was adopted in 1990 by the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union). It is a legally binding document that sets the rights and responsibilities of children. This Charter recognizes all of the rights guaranteed in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and also takes into consideration the specific rights of African children based on their unique contexts and cultures. In…

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Apply for YALI Regional Leadership Center

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deadline: 1th June, 2021 5:00 pm EAT APPLY The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has launched the applications for YALI Regional Leadership Center to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. The applications are open to citizens of these…

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UNESCO: International Literacy Prizes 2021

June 13 @ 1:00 am

UNESCO has just opened its call for applications and encourages all champions in the field of literacy learning to apply for the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. This is also a call for nomination entities to be ready to engage and nominate their favorite candidates from around the world. Like every year, UNESCO rewards six individuals or organizations for their outstanding projects that promote literacy learning. This year the projects and programmes are requested to reflect the theme ‘Inclusive distance and digital…

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Waislitz Global Citizen Awards

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deadline: June 13th, 2021 APPLY  The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards are annual cash prizes totaling $250,000 that recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty. The grand prize is $100,000 with three additional prizes at $50,000 each, for a total of four prizes. The awards are presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, and in 2021 are supported by the leading US and Australian based cellular medicines company, Mesoblast Ltd. The Waislitz foundation exists to…

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Call for Proposals : 2021 World AIDS Day & 16 days of Activism against GBV

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deadline: 1st July, 2021 APPLY For World AIDS Day 2021, AWDF is awarding grants to African women’s rights organisations and groups to support activities that support mental health and emotional wellbeing for women living with HIV and AIDS. For 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, AWDF will support women’s rights organisations and groups employing innovative approaches, methodologies, tools and resources that show positive results through awareness creation and advocacy to promote women’s mental health and wellness. Women groups…

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Call for Proposals: CCAC Action Programme

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) funds projects that advance action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. The science is clear: we need to slow the rate of warming as soon as possible in order to limit the dangerous and irreversible impacts of climate change. Achieving this will require all countries and actors to take ambitious action to reduce short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions as quickly as possible. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Action Programme to…

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