Funding in Ethiopia for Safer Migration of Child Domestic Workers
Request for Proposals – Ethiopia Safer Migration and Child Domestic Workers Program.
The Freedom Fund is inviting proposals for its Ethiopia Safer Migration and Child Domestic Workers Program.
This funding is provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP office), under PEMS.
The Freedom Fund is making funding available in Ethiopia to prevent the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls going to the Middle East for domestic work.
- The Safer Migration Program aims to disrupt the systems that sustain the domestic servitude of Ethiopian women and in the Middle East by:
- Building community understanding and practice of safer migration
- Improving the functioning of the migration system in Ethiopia i.e. support government responses, promoting fair and transparent recruitment practices, and strengthening law enforcement actions
- Strengthening the capacity of civil society actors, individually and collectively to influence and hold the government accountable
- Improving access to and quality of reintegration services for returnees.Program Funding
- The Freedom Fund will award a total of up to $1.3M to projects in line with its program objectives.
- Maximum award per proposal: $162,500 over 25 months.Program Area of Change
- Communities and workers practice safer migration and use strategies to help prevent domestic servitude.
- The regulatory environment for migrant workers is more protective, with recruitment agencies offering fair and transparent recruitment services and enforcement bodies taking action against recruitment agencies and others in breach of regulation.
- Civil society organisations effectively represent the voice of prospective migrants and survivors and hold the government to account for the implementation of the migration framework in Ethiopia.
- Returnees sustainably reintegrate within Ethiopian society.Eligibility Criteria
- Organisations with existing legal authority to operate in Ethiopia (i.e. registered non-profit organisations, multilateral organisations, academic institutions, and for-profit organisations that do not generate profit from grant-funded activities.)
- Organisations that can comply with U.S. government rules and regulations including the Uniform Guidance.
- Organisations that submit a project budget representing no more than 30% of their annual income.
- Organisations that submit their Concept Note on time using the budget and narrative templates provided and complete the due diligence assessment questionnaire.
- Proposals must align with the Freedom Fund’s programmatic areas of change.Apply by 13th September.
For more information and application details, see; Funding in Ethiopia for Safer Migration of Child Domestic Workers