From World YWCA

Short Film Commission Where is the Money for Women’s Rights and HIV? – We Are Watching

We are writing to you to let you know about a new resource that the World AIDS Campaign, the World YWCA and Women Wont Wait are developing.

“Where is the Money for HIV?” is a joint campaign building on ARASA’s work, which is planned to be undertaken in partnership by ARASA, APCASO, Art Global Health Center at UCLA, LACCASO, Mosaic (South Africa), World AIDS Campaign (WAC), World YWCA and Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV.

As part of this campaign, WAC, the World YWCA and Women Wont Wait are sending out a Call for anyone interested who has the necessary experience to produce a 2 – 3 minute video campaign focusing on “Where is the Money for Women’s Rights and HIV?”.

The video will seek to highlight three main issues:

1. The realities of women and girls around the globe, particularly in regards to HIV related human rights violations
2. The money that is needed to work towards overcoming these violations
3. How money is misspent by governments instead of investing in women’s rights, going for example towards military expenditure instead of financing for women.

Interested persons should send a brief treatment and shot list/paper edit to no later than September 1st 2010.
Late submissions will not be accepted. For more info:


2010 Out of the Box Prize

August 10, 2010

2010 Out of the Box Prize

* social justice
* competition
* community development
* health
* rural development
* innovation
* awards
* education

Application Deadline: October 31, 2010.

The Community Tool Box will honor innovative approaches to promoting community health and development worldwide with the 2010 Out of the Box Prize. We invite you to enter and encourage you to share contest information with others doing innovative work to improve life in their communities anywhere in the world. (Click here to download a flyer that can be shared with others.)

Your group’s work may involve efforts to improve community health, education, urban or rural development, poverty, the environment, social justice, or other related issues of importance to communities. Applicants must be willing to share the group’s innovative and promising approach with others.

Grand Prize:
$5,000 cash award (USD) + free customized WorkStation for your group (value $2,100)

Second Prize:
$2,000 cash award (USD) + free customized WorkStation for your group

Award Finalists: All Award Finalists stories will be featured on the Community Tool Box as an outstanding example of “Taking Action in Your Community.”

Finalists will be selected by an international panel of judges. Site visitors will vote on their favorite “Out of the Box” project to be awarded the top two prizes.

Important Contest Dates:

8/1/2010: Opening date for applications

10/31/2010: Deadline for submission of applications

11/1 – 11/21/2010: International panel reviews the applications to select Finalists

12/1/2010: Award Finalists posted on the homepage of the Community Tool Box; public voting begins

1/31/2011: Public voting on Award Finalists closes

2/15/2011: Grand Prize and Second Prize announced

We invite you to submit an application. Click here to download application.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Any group that has engaged in any aspect of community health and development effort – from planning to sustainability- for the period of 2008 to 2010 can apply. Your group’s work may involve efforts to improve community health, education, urban or rural development, poverty, the environment, social justice, or other related issues of importance to communities. Applicants must be willing to share the group’s innovative and promising approach with others.

We are seeking “out of the box”—innovative and promising— approaches to promoting community health and development. “Innovation” may include a unique or effective way of planning or implementing a change effort, creative use of existing community resources, original ways of generating participation and collaboration, implementing a best practice within a new context or group, or other innovative and promising approaches. We seek clear descriptions of how applicants took action in the community (currently or within the past three years); including Assessment, Planning, Taking Action, Evaluation, and Sustainability of the group’s efforts. The initiative should effectively address an issue of importance to the community.

To get an application: visit:

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Senior International Fellows Program provides an opportunity for the professional development of third-sector practitioners from outside the United States who are decision-makers in their professions. The program is also designed to help build third-sector capacity in the fellows’ home countries.

The research topic for fellowships for the 2010 program will be community foundations. Proposals on other topics related to the philanthropic sector will be considered from candidates applying on a tuition- or institutionally sponsored basis.

Fellows are based at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where they will participate in a one-month seminar (October 18 to November 12, 2010) focused on the U.S. and international voluntary sectors. Based on the seminars, readings, discussions with leaders in the field, and the fellows’ own experiences, each participant will produce a position paper with recommendations for the development, adaptation, or expansion of foundations or another approved topic. It is expected that these recommendations will draw from a variety of foundation experiences and will reflect the political, social, economic, and legal frameworks in the fellows’ home countries.

The program is open to senior-level practitioners (generally over the age of 35). Each fellowship covers the cost of tuition. As part of the award, the center also provides furnished accommodations in Manhattan, round-trip air travel to and from New York City, and a stipend to help cover research-related and additional living expenses.

Visit the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Web site for program guidelines.

Open Society Institute Seeks Entries for Moving Walls 18 Documentary Photography Exhibition

The Open Society Institute invites photographers to submit a body of work for consideration by its Moving Walls 18 group exhibition.

Moving Walls features in-depth explorations of human rights and social issues. Thematically linked to OSI’s mission, Moving Walls is exhibited at OSI’s offices in New York and Washington, D.C. The show will feature the work of seven photographers.

Any emerging or veteran photographer who has completed a body of work related to a human rights or social justice issue may apply. The program will accept any genre of photography that is documentary in nature and is not staged or manipulated. Priority will be given to work that addresses issues and geographic regions of concern to OSI. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed.

OSI will support Moving Walls photographers’ budgets for printing, dry-mounting, and other production costs. In addition, selected photographers will receive a $2,000 royalty payment. To support the professional advancement of photographers who have not received much exposure, an additional travel grant will be provided to select Moving Walls photographers to attend the opening in New York and meet with local photo editors and relevant NGO staff. Recipients must apply for the travel grant after being chosen for inclusion in the Moving Walls exhibition.

For complete program information and entry guidelines, visit the OSI Moving Walls Web site:


Justice Initiative Fellows Program at Central European University
Announcing a 2-year programme of study and practical work experience intending to support and further develop a network of 10 lawyers and activists working on human rights-related issues internationally.
Deadline: January 25 2010

Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting

Awarding 2 Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting for the academic year, one to a US citizen and one to a non-US citizen. The fellows will spend one academic year at Harvard University in the US, followed by 3-4 months of field work in a developing country.
Deadline: January 31 2010

Fellows Program in Population Policy Communications
Accepting applications from doctoral-level students from developing countries who are in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of studies in family planning and/or reproductive health at academic institutions in the US or Canada.
Deadline: February 4 2010

Stop TB Partnership’s Challenge Facility for Civil Society

Inviting applications from grassroots civil society organisations (CSOs) that seek to help shape policy at local levels by giving a voice to people living with tuberculosis (TB) and those involved in its prevention, treatment, and care.
Deadline: February 10 2010

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Providing stipends to journalists to study topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.
Deadline: April 19 2010

Atlas Service Corps Fellowship

Seeking mid-career non-profit (non-governmental [NGO] or citizen sector) leaders in developing countries and the US to apply for a 12- to 18-month overseas fellowship.
Deadline: May 1 2010

All Roads Seed Grant Program
Providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the world to showcase their works in order to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience.
Deadline: Rolling deadline

Humphrey Fellowship Program: Journalism Fellowships

Offering a 10-month stay at a journalism college in the US to study journalism and undertake professional affiliations at US news organisations. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of substantial professional experience, limited or no experience in the US, and demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment to their communities.
Deadline: Varies by country

The IJP Journalists’ Bursaries
Inviting applications for participation in an exchange of German journalists with international colleagues. For every German journalist taking part in a programme abroad, a foreign colleague will have the opportunity to work in a German media organisation. Where requested by media organisations or bursary sponsors, participants can also initiate a direct exchange.
Deadline: Varies by programme

International Service for Human Rights Internships
Seeking interns to observe and learn about both the United Nations (UN) human rights system and the international human rights non-governmental community through full- and part-time internships from 3-6 months at the Geneva, Switzerland, Office of the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).
Deadline: Varies by internship

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme

Providing opportunities for advanced study to individuals from any one of 22 countries who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. The fellowship provides support for up to 3 years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree.
Deadline: Varies by country

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Small Grants Programme (SGP)
Supporting small, community/rural-based grassroots women’s groups in Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The SGP also supports emerging or emergency issues.
Deadline: Rolling deadline

Free professional networking site (with over 10,030 members from around the world) fostering peaceful conflict resolution.

This is an invitation to join the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (, an online initiative to bring together organizations, professionals, academics and students working in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, international affairs and related fields.

This is a free professional networking site with over 10,030 members from around the world The site is a terrific networking tool where members can find local and international partners and practitioners, share resources, read guides to careers, scholarships, internships, funding, and IT resources in the field, and exchange best practices. Discussion topics and personal blogs can be posted. The site also has a video section where members can access and view videos related to the field.

Feel free to explore the site content and features, REGISTER and create your own profile, contribute to a DISCUSSION TOPIC, start a blog, connect with colleagues, CHAT on conflict related topics, INVITE OTHERS to join, view a VIDEO, and more. You can also read the GUIDES to CAREERS, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, FUNDING, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.

“Get Up – Speak Up! Write Your Rights!”, loudly called WLHIV activists Celina Menezes and Preeti Ahuja, at the Women’s Press Club in New Delhi, India on the eve of International Women’s Day, launching a message to be heard around the world. Call to Action: PLHIV – Write Your Rights! To mark International Women’s Day 2009, Women Living with HIV are launching a global initiative on Rights and Responsibilities, and invite their sisters and brothers, comrades and peers from around the world to participate in the collective drafting of the PLHIV Charter for HIV Care. This Charter will be the synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are globally shared by People Living with HIV, include elements of related rights-based documents, and establish the international Standard for Care that should be attained in all countries. The PLHIV Charter aims to outline the fundamental elements for building an equitable and effective system of care, from the perspective of those in need. The Charter will also serve to foster partnerships, bringing PLHIV and health professionals together to better collaborate in the global fight against HIV/AIDS through implementation of these best practices in local communities, and to inspire a new sense of participation, inter-dependence and shared responsibilities for the well-being of the HIV Community. It is the dignified expression of common cause, and amplifies the voices of those who have a lifesaving interest in improving the standards of care. The Write Your Rights campaign is an open and participatory consultation process to develop the PLHIV Charter for HIV Care. A series of ‘Outreach for Input’ meetings will be held during 2009 in diverse cities, from Maputo to Mexico, New Delhi to Nairobi, to further encourage the participation of individuals and organizations on the ground. Every two months, the latest updated draft version of the PLHIV Charter will be made widely available for further input. A final edition will be launched on World AIDS Day in December 2009, with the anticipated endorsement of the WHO, UNAIDS, the Global Fund and other international institutions. The PLHIV Charter will then provide activists with a powerful tool for advocacy to drive its implementation in many countries around the world. Write Your Rights! Outline Your Responsibilities! Contribute to the PLHIV Charter, and spread the word. Send your input and ideas by e-mail to: The Write Your Rights campaign has been initiated by Delhi Mahila Samiti – DMS (Women’s Forum of Delhi Network of Positive People – DNP+) with support from the World Care Council. ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– Llamado a la acción: Persona con VIH – Anota tus Derechos ¡Levantate-Alza la Voz! ¡Anota tus derechos!, un fuerte llamado de las activistas mujeres con VIH Celina Menezes y Preti Ahuja, en el Club de Prensa de las Mujeres en Nueva Delhi, India en la víspera del Día Internacional de la Mujer, lanzan un mensaje para ser escuchado alrededor del mundo. Un llamado para la Acción: Persona con VIH– ¡Anota tus Derechos! Para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Mujer en 2009, las Mujeres con VIH inauguran una iniciativa mundial sobre Derechos y Responsabilidades, e invitan a sus hermanas y hermanos, compañeros y pares de todo el mundo a participar en un borrador colectivo de la Cartilla de las Personas con VIH para la Atención del VIH. Esta Cartilla sintetizará los valores, principios y aspiraciones que mundialmente compartidos por las personas con VIH, incluye elementos de documentos basados en los derechos, y establece los Estándares Internacionales para la Atención que deben ser alcanzados en todos los países. La Cartilla de las personas con VIH busca subrayar los elementos fundamentales para construir sistema de atención equitativo y efectivo, desde la perspectiva de aquellos en necesidad. La Cartilla también servirá para fomentar la colaboración, reuniendo personas con VIH y profesionales de la salud para colaborar mejor en la lucha en contra del VIH/SIDA mediante la implementación de estas mejores prácticas en comunidades locales e inspirar un nuevo sentido de participación, inter-dependencia y responsabilidades compartidas para el bienestar de la comunidad con VIH. Es la expresión dignificada de una causa en común, y amplifica las voces de aquellos que tienen interés en salvar vidas mejorando los estándares de la atención. La campaña Escribe Tus Derechos es un proceso de consulta participativo y abierto para desarrollar la Cartilla de la Persona con VIH para la Atención del VIH. Una serie de reuniones de “Alcance para obtener contribuciones” se efectuarán durante 2009 en diversas ciudades, desde Maputo a México y de Nueva Delhi a Nairobi, para adicionalmente alentar la participación de individuos y organizaciones en el terreno. Cada dos meses, la última versión actualizada del borrador de la Cartilla de la Persona con VIH estará ampliamente disponible para contribuciones adicionales. La edición final será lanzada en el Día Mundial del SIDA en diciembre de 2009, y será endosada por OMS, ONUSIDA, el Fondo Mundial y otras instituciones internacionales. La Cartilla de las Personas con VIH ofrecerá a los activistas un poderosa herramienta para la promover su implementación en muchos países del mundo. ¡Anota Tus Derechos! ¡Subraya Tus Responsabilidades! Contribuye con la Cartilla de la Persona con VIH y pasa la voz. Envíe sus contribuciones e ideas al correo: La campaña Anota tus Derechos fue iniciada por Delhi Mahila Samiti – DMS (Foro de la Red de Personas Positivas de Delhi) con el apoyo de World Care Council.