Call for Applications: “Claiming Our Voices 2020–Inquiry”


Deadline: 3 april 2020


Are you an organisation engaging in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) 25-year review and follow-up? Do you think that some voices have been marginalised and sidelined in these processes? If you answered with a yes, this call is for you!

The Claiming Our Voices: Beijing+25 Review and Follow-up grant programme seeks to amplify Asian women and  trans* communities’ voices in global discussions during the review and follow-up processes for the 25 years of implementation of the BPFA. It supports feminist movements’ actions to hold governments and other stakeholders accountable so they make tangible commitments on gender equality. With an aim to build a larger understanding on the processes and outcomes of the Generation Equality Forums, Women’s Fund Asia will also support strengthening the networks of knowledge and information, creation of sub-national, national, sub-regional spaces, and other learning initiatives through this programme. 

This grantmaking programme is in collaboration with our sister funds Urgent Action Fund and Urgent Action Fund - Africa with the support of the Gates Foundation.

Who is eligible for the call?

Women and trans* rights groups, organisations and networks from 17 countries working at the national level are eligible to apply for this call. This call is not open to individuals.

Please review the following documents to see if you are eligible:

How to Apply: Online

You may access the online application by clicking the button below. You will have the option to Save and Resume before you submit the form. Should you have difficulty with the online application form, please get in touch with us at using the subject line “Claiming Our Voices 2020–Technical Issues.”

How to Apply: Via Email

If you need a screen reader-friendly (MS Word) version of the application form or want to apply in an eligible Asian language,* please download the forms below and email to using the subject line “Claiming Our Voices 2020–Application".

* Applicants are welcome to apply in English or any of the following languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Bangla, Burmese, Filipino, Hindi, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Thai, Tetum, Urdu, and Vietnamese. We regret that the application forms are only available in English, but you may submit your response in the above-mentioned languages via email.