APWLD will partner and support eight to ten organisations that will build a women’s movement around a community-driven Womanifesto or women’s agenda that articulates the aspirations of the citizens at the grassroots. In particular, partners will develop women’s political agenda, engage in and influence electoral politics, hold the elected representatives responsive and accountable to Womenifestoes, and increase the democratic participation of women from the grassroots in the political processes of their country.

This project will be coordinated by the Women in Power (WiP) programme for 2018-2019.

Applicants must be non-governmental and non-profit women’s rights and feminist organisations in the Asia Pacific region who meet the following criteria:
  • Commitment to the enjoyment and realisation of women’s human rights and fundamental freedoms, particularly of the most marginalised (e.g. rural, indigenous, migrant, urban poor women);
  • Commitment to strengthen feminist, participatory democracy through increased organising of women into new movements that articulate their political aspirations;
  • Programme/work focus or experience with organising women and their communities to strengthen their democratic political participation, whether in electoral politics or otherwise;
  • Commitment to feminist participatory methodologies that increase democratic participation and leadership of women at the grassroots;
  • Capacity and commitment to complete the Womanifesto project for 15-18 months, including attending three regional trainings/workshops;
  • Able to provide a dedicated community organiser for the project to establish a Womanifesto;
  • Can maintain regular online communication with APWLD Secretariat and be able to participate online trainings.
As one of the objectives of this programme is to support and strengthen grassroots movement building and has a bottom-up approach to deepen democracy, this programme is not suitable for international or regional NGOs and organisations with established funding support.
How to Apply

Interested organisations shall submit the application form by Friday 9th March 2018 to Madhura ( or fax to +66(0)53 280 847.

Please download the application form here. For further questions, or if you need any help, please send an email to: Madhura (