“Voices for Hope” 2024 Award (AED 50,000 Funding)

“Voices for Hope” 2024 Award (AED 50,000 Funding)

“Voices for Hope” 2024 Award (AED 50,000 Funding)

Join the “Voices for Hope” award, part of the Sheikha Fatima Fund for Women Refugee Support and Empowerment Initiative (SFFWR), dedicated to empowering women refugees and women working with NGOs by amplifying their voices and promoting innovative solutions to their challenges.

Award Categories

  • This initiative comprises three main awards:
    • Category A: Women Refugees
    • Category B: Women Working with NGOs
    • Category C: Empowering Through Innovation

Award Objectives

  • Category A – Women Refugee
    • To highlight the challenges and resilience of women refugees.
    • To provide a platform for self-expression and empowerment through storytelling.
  • Category B – Women Working With NGOs
    • To showcase the experiences and efforts of women working in NGOs.
    • To demonstrate the impact of these NGOs on the lives of women refugees.
  • Category C – Empowering Through Innovation
    • To generate innovative solutions addressing the challenges faced by women refugees.
    • To encourage creative thinking and problem-solving among youth.

Award Information

  • Category A – Women Refugee
    • Prizes: Monetary awards are allocated for the top two entries in this category.
    • The first two winners will be awarded AED 50,000 each.
    • Additional Recognition: Winners will receive certificates and have their stories or works featured on SFFWR-relevant platforms/media.
  • Category B – Women Working With NGOs
    • Prize: Scholarship for further education or professional development.
    • Details: Full scholarships for the winner.
    • Additional Opportunities: Winner will receive a certificate and the chance to network with professionals and gain exposure in their fields.
  • Category C – Empowering Through Innovation
    • Prizes: Recognition awards and mentorship opportunities.
    • Monetary Award: AED 10,000 for each team member (in case of group submissions) or AED 40,000 for individual winner category.
    • Mentorship Program: Includes three months of mentorship with industry experts, providing guidance and support for project development and implementation.
    • Additional Recognition: Winners will receive certificates and have their stories or works featured on SFFWR-relevant platforms/media.

Impact on Women Refugees                  

  • Category A – Women Refugee
    • Discuss how the project will contribute to raising awareness.
    • Highlight the potential for fostering empathy and understanding in a broader audience.
  • Category B – Women Working With NGOs
    • Detail how the project will illuminate the role of NGOs in supporting women refugees.
    • Explain how it will contribute to knowledge sharing and best practices.
  • Category C – Empowering Through Innovation
    • Discuss the potential benefits and improvements these innovations could bring.
    • Highlight how they might enhance women refugees’ quality of life, empowerment, or resilience.

Expected Outcomes                                       

  • Category A – Women Refugee
    • Articulate the type of stories, artworks, or narratives expected.
    • Explain how these outcomes will provide insights into the lives of women refugees.
  • Category B – Women Working With NGOs
    • Specify the form of submissions (e.g., case studies, documentary, interviews).
    • Indicate how these will reflect the work and impact of NGOs.
  • Category C – Empowering Through Innovation
    • Specify the form of submissions (e.g., case studies, documentary, interviews).
    • Indicate how these will reflect the work and impact of NGOs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Category A – Women Refugee
    • Status: Participant must be officially recognized as a refugee by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or the host country.
    • Age: Must be 18 years or older.
    • Residence: Currently residing in a host country or refugee camp.
    • Vulnerabilities: Preference given to individuals facing additional vulnerabilities, such as being survivors of gender-based violence or living with disabilities.
  • Category B – Women Working With NGOs
    • Educational Qualification: Must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Employment Status: Must be employed full-time by an officially registered NGO that supports refugees.
    • Experience: The NGO must have been operational and working with refugees for at least two years.
    • Role: Applicants should have direct involvement in implementing programs that empower or assist refugee women and communities. Preference is given to those in leadership or managerial roles with considerable field experience
  • Category C – Empowering Through Innovation
    • Age Group: Participants should be within the age group of 18 and above.
    • Team Composition: Projects can be submitted by individuals or groups of up to 4 members.
    • Innovativeness: Proposals must demonstrate originality and innovative thinking in addressing the challenges faced by women refugees.
    • Relevance: Projects should be relevant to the needs and circumstances of women refugees.
    • Educational Background: There are no specific educational requirements, but a background or demonstrable interest in areas relevant to the project (e.g., technology, social sciences, humanitarian work) is advantageous.

Application Deadline: 02-May-24

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