Under this programme SAWF supports small and medium-sized women’s rights groups, individual activists, women human rights lawyers (through fellowships), and sub-national, national and regional networks. This programme is currently only open to the South Asian countries of Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The common threads that run through the grants under this programme are:
Promoting a rights based perspective and feminist principles in women’s rights/trans* rights work in the region, key components of which are decision making, agency and voices
Strengthening the leadership of women and trans* people, especially of second line leadership
Networking and collaborations among and between groups and activists working at a sub-national, national and regional level
Currently, our grant-making is categorised into four thematic portfolios: