Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325 - Women, Peace and Security 2015 - 2017

The Civil society department announced a call for proposals for efforts supporting the follow-up of Security Council resolution 1325 – Women, Peace and Security.

How to apply:

The following steps describe the application process. All applicants must follow these instructions.

  1. Read all the information on this page describing the call for proposals.
  2. Please make sure you read all the documents listed under important documents.
  3. Download, save to your computer and fill out the application form found under important documents.
  4. Download, save to your computer and fill out the template for Project Summary found under important documents.
  5. Find your audited financial organisational accounts for 2013 and your statutes/articles. These must be attached to the application.
  6. Find your ethical guidelines, procurement guidelines and anti-corruption guidelines. These must be attached to the application.
  7. Submit the application, including attachments, to the following e-mail address: 
  8. Use the following text in the subject field: 1325 application Name of organisation, goal 1 or 2
  9. The application form must be complete and submitted within the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The implementation and follow-up of SCR 1325 - Women, peace and security and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security is a priority issue for the Norwegian government.

A revised national action plan on Women, peace and security will be launched early 2015. Support to civil society organisations that promote women’s participation and gender equality in peace and security is a part of this overall effort.

During the period 2015 – 2017 Norad intends to support national and international civil society organisations in their efforts to strengthen women’s effective influence in peace processes and post conflict contexts. 

Priority areas:

The thematic areas and goals noted below are included in the coming Norwegian Action Plan. Applications must be relevant for one or both of these goals, and applicants must thus note which goal (s) the application is directed towards and how they plan to contribute to them (template for project summary). Successful applicants will also be required to report specifically on results towards these goals as well as specified indicators for goal achievement. 

1. Peace processes and peace negotiations

The involvement of women in peace processes and peace negotiations is still limited. Continued efforts are needed to ensure that the needs and priorities of both women and men are included in peace processes and peace negotiations. Women’s equal and meaningful participation in peace processes is both an end in itself as well as a means to secure inclusive and sustainable peace. 

Goal: Both women and men are included in peace processes, and peace agreements reflect the needs and priorities of both women and men.

This includes: 

  • Efforts supporting the increased participation, competence and influence of women in peace processes and peace negotiations
  • Efforts supporting the inclusion of a gender perspective in peace negotiations and peace agreements

2. Peace building in post conflict contexts

Peacebuilding and conflict prevention includes addressing the root causes of conflict and strengthening a society’s robustness to manage potential conflicts in the future. This involves addressing and preventing violence and ensuring that both women and men participate in decision- making processes, post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice processes. Strengthening women’s economic and social security, as well as addressing gender based violence are essential to secure a durable peace, security and reconciliation. 

Goal: Women’s political and economic rights and participation is strengthened in post conflict contexts and political transitions 

This includes: 

  • Efforts supporting the effective participation of women in decision-making processes at local and national levels in post conflict contexts and political transitions.
  • Efforts to strengthen women’s economic empowerment and independence in post-conflict and protracted/ recurrent crisis situations
  • Efforts to mainstream a gender perspective and strengthen women and girls’ rights in DDR processes, security sector reform and in transitional justice processes. 
  • Efforts addressing conflict related gender-based violence, including measures against impunity

Geographic focus

Projects that receive support must be implemented in or have effect for countries included in the OECD/DAC list of approved ODA recipients.

Projects directed towards one or more of the following geographical areas will be prioritized: 

  • Colombia 
  • Palestine
  • South Sudan
  • Afghanistan
  • Myanmar
  • In addition, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be prioritized as a regional focus area.

Who may apply?

National and International civil society organisations and networks may apply. National or regional south based organisations or south based networks will be prioritized.

The applicant is required to:

  • Be an independent legal entity with its own articles of association and a responsible board. The board should be administratively separate from the day-to-day operations of the organisation;
  • Have an adequate economic base for the work to be carried out, and the necessary technical and administrative competence to implement the projects;
  • For projects with field-based operations: Have an established cooperation with local partners
  • Have documented experience and expertise within the prioritized thematic areas for this grant scheme;
  • Report according to a format of goals and indicators based on the National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security.
Published 18.12.2014
Last updated 16.02.2015