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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.

Please download the call announcement/press release in English here.

The full text of the call for proposals and the application form can be downloaded from the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund website 

Tags: ["violence", "call for proposal", "evaluation"]
Published Aug. 30, 2011 10:16 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 4:44 PM