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Building Resilience in Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN) Project (Armenia)

Organisation: Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: Up to £50,000

Deadline: 14/07/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Applications are open to all civil society organisations registered in Armenia.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Armenia
  • Application language: English and Armenian languages

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is currently accepting applications from civil society organisations in Armenia as part of the programme Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN).

The overall aim of the BREN programme is to enhance the human security of women and marginalised groups in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova through building the resilience of civil society.

In Armenia, BREN has the following thematic priorities:

  • Advancing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda (WPS) in Armenia.
    1. Initiatives on the implementation of the Localisation of the WPS strategy in municipalities and local self-governments of Armenia to ensure the implementation of the legal frameworks on gender equality and WPS at the local level.
    2. Activities and initiatives on the implementation of the 2nd Armenian NAP on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and development and implementation of local action plans (on UNSCR 1325 NAP).
    3. Awareness-raising, networking, partnership, and experience-sharing activities aimed to foster collaboration among civil society, local self-governments, and ministries to advance the WPS agenda in Armenia and localization of UNSCR 1325 with a particular focus on bordering regions.
    4. Initiatives aimed at women’s increased participation in decision-making, peace-making, and security planning.
    5. Activities advocating for the rights of women in the Police, army, and other law enforcement and security-related structures.
    6. Production of written materials and audiovisuals on the WPS agenda that bring knowledge, attitudinal and behavioral changes. 
  • Increasing inclusion of diverse groups (minority groups, people with disabilities, and others) in peace and security discussions and decision-making in Armenia.
    1. Projects and initiatives on psychosocial support and trauma healing especially for conflict-affected women and communities located in border regions.
    2. Initiatives and activities focusing on human security and positive peace and emphasize women’s important role in ensuring long-lasting peace and security.
    3. Awareness raising and capacity-building initiatives for journalists on factual, WPS-related reporting.
    4. Media-led activities such as debates on peace and conflict that provide more space for discussion of the WPS agenda from different perspectives that result in knowledge, attitudinal and behavioral changes.
    5. Awareness-raising initiatives challenging negative stereotypes that surround the work of women, women human rights defenders, and other activists.

The grant call is open to new organisations not previously supported under the BREN programme, as well as previous grantees.

See here to learn more and apply.

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