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AmplifyChange - New SRHR fund for civil society advocacy: First call for proposals opens 2 February 2015

12.02.2015  11:21
On September 22, 2014 AmplifyChange, a new multi-donor fund to support civil society advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the South was launched in New York by Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Mr. Mogens Jensen, and H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary.

AmplifyChange seeks to ‘amplify’ the voice of southern civil society in advocating the sexual and reproductive health rights, particularly the most neglected aspects of the ICPD (Int. Conference on Population and Development) agenda.

The priority areas of AmplifyChange therefore are:

  • Combatting gender-based violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation
  • Increase access to comprehensive reproductive health services for socially and economically marginalized and vulnerable
  • Addressing the causes of unsafe abortion including de-criminalisation of abortion and supporting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion
  • Promote sexual health of young boys and girls, including comprehensive sexuality education and addressing child and early marriage
  • Challenging stigma, discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine human rights, including on grounds of gender or sexual orientation of LGBTI individuals

AmplifyChange operates with four types of grants: Network, Strengthening, Innovation and Strategic grants. Geographically, AmplifyChange focuses primarily on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Certain grant types are however also applicable to countries in Latin America. Please see the AmplifyChange website: for further details on geographical and thematic scope and types of grants. The website operates in English and French.


AmplifyChange is funded by Denmark, the Netherlands, the David & Lucille Packard Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. DFID and SIDA are planning to join as donors in 2015. The fund is managed by a consortium consisting of MannionDaniels Ltd. (lead), African Women’s Development Fund and Global Fund for Women.


The first call for proposals commences 2 February 2015. It is in the category “Network Grants”.