- Promoting a rights based perspective and feminist principles in women’s rights/trans* rights work in the region, key components of which are decision making, agency and voices
- Strengthening the leadership of women and trans* people, especially of second line leadership
- Networking and collaborations among and between groups and activists working at a sub-national, national and regional level
Under this programme SAWF supports small and medium-sized women’s rights groups, individual activists, women human rights lawyers (through fellowships), and sub-national, national and regional networks. This programme is currently only open to the South Asian countries of Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The call for applications for 2017-18 is now OPEN for the Strengthening South Asian Feminist Movements programme. South Asia Women’s Fund will accept Letters of Interest (LOI) from interested women and trans rights groups, organisations and activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka till June 30, 2017. Please download and read the call for more details. The LOI is also included in the call document itself. SAWF will accept LOIs submitted in English and any of the major regional languages: Bangla, Hindi, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil and Urdu.
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