Hands Off 2023 Call for proposals: Zambia

Hands Off 2023 Call for proposals: Zambia

The Hands Off programme works on reducing violence against sex workers in Southern Africa. As one of the structural drivers increasing the risk of HIV infections, violence leads to inconsistent condom use and prevents sex workers from accessing legal support and health care services. Large-scale research shows that if violence against sex workers is tackled, we can prevent up to 25% of new HIV infections. 

The first phase of the Hands Off programme (2014-2019) has proven that the Hands Off model, a combination of engagement with police in the HIV response, setting up community-led crisis response systems and movement building, results in reduced violence against sex workers. After successful implementation by partner organisations in several countries, Aidsfonds is looking for organisations to implement the Hands Off model in Zambia.  

Hands Off 2023 Call for proposals Zambia

This call for proposals is specifically for organisations based in Zambia, who work towards better health and rights for sex workers. Aidsfonds is inviting organisations led by sex workers to apply.

Aidsfonds is looking to fund 1 -3 organisations in Zambia for the period 1 January- 31 December 2024. The total available amount under this call is 90.000 euro for 2024. Each application can consist of a minimum of 20.000 euro (small grants) and a maximum of 45.000 euro. Extension of the grant until mid-2026 is possible depending on the progress made.

The deadline for proposals is 31st of August 2023 at 23:59 CET.  Applications that are submitted past this deadline will not be considered.

Please carefully read the Call for Proposals for instructions and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria. 

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