How can systemic inequalities be addressed and reduced? The Robert Bosch Stiftung wants to learn with and from partner organizations that bring hands-on experience with applying intersectional approaches to challenge inequalities.

The Program is open to projects from a broad range of contexts that engage with differing dimensions of inequalities. Projects should demonstrate the relevance of intersectional approaches and present practical methods and tools for their wider application. Because climate change, migration, peace and technological change are of special interest to the Foundation, proposals that target inequalities related to these themes are welcome. However, projects that engage with other areas are absolutely encouraged, and they will not be disadvantaged if they have no link with the aforementioned themes.

Applicants are expected to bring significant knowledge and hands-on experience with using intersectional approaches in their efforts to reduce inequalities. Approaches that reflect the core tenets of intersectionality but do not use this term in an explicit sense are also included within this rubric. 

Projects supported through the Program are expected to shed light on the four learning domains which have been identified as central to demonstrating the relevance of intersectional approaches to reducing inequalities. Projects should engage with at least two of the following learning domains:
  • Application of Intersectional Approaches How are intersectional approaches being used to understand and tackle systemic inequality? What does this look like in practice?
  • Value and Impact of Intersectional Approaches What is transformative about using an intersectional perspective to challenge inequalities? How does adopting an intersectional approach lead to greater success in challenging inequalities? What kinds of evidence effectively conveys the unique contribution and impact of intersectional approaches?
  • Proliferating Intersectional Approaches How can policy and practice better account for the complex contextual realities and interactions between intersecting inequalities? What are the barriers and opportunities for taking intersectional approaches forward? What is needed in order to further embed an intersectional approach in efforts to challenge inequalities at different scales? How can the wider application of practical methods and tools enable intersectional approaches to be replicated and expanded?
  • Supporting Intersectional Approaches What forms of support would be most valuable to initiatives embracing or wanting to apply intersectional approaches?
  • Applicants must be a registered organization, with the ability to demonstrate the charitable aims of the project.
  • Applicants may be based anywhere in the world; there is no geographic limitation. 
  • Applicants must have a robust engagement with intersectional approaches to reducing inequalities demonstrated by a strong grasp of the core tenets of intersectionality and at least three years of translating intersectional approaches into practice. Priority will be given to initiatives formed and led by persons from communities who experience intersecting inequalities.
How to Apply

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