The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund: Call for proposals
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund aims at reducing violence against children by funding quality evaluations of violence prevention and child protection interventions in low- and middle-income countries. It is a pooled funding initiative by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Oak Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation, hosted by Network of European Foundations. The deadline for the concept notes submission is 7 October 2011.
According to UN estimates, between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience physical violence annually. In low- and middle-income countries three quarters of children between 2 and 14 years of age experience some form of violence at home. Yet, the availability of data and research on the effectiveness of violence prevention programmes in low-income settings is limited.
The focus of this first call for proposals is on strategies to reduce violence (including physical, emotional and/or sexual violence) affecting children in family settings, including - but not limited to – the youngest children (0-8 years). Three types of interventions will be considered: i) large scale interventions; ii) small scale innovative interventions; iii) specific components of interventions that, although not directly designed to prevent violence against children, indirectly impact on it. Non-profit organizations, universities and research institutes are eligible to apply.
The full text of the call for proposals and the application form can be downloaded from the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund website