OSISA

OSISA is a growing African Institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region.

OSISA

OSISA’s vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant….

OSISA

OSISA is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network.

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Call For Applications (COVID-19 Response)

SOUTHERN AFRICA
CLOSING DATE: 22 July 2020

 

In our COVID-19 response, OSISA is supporting projects aligned to the following specific strategic objectives and themes: 

 

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Our Call for Applications will close on 22 July 2020. Please download the COVID-19 call for applications to see which areas we are supporting.

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First take a look at the OSISA Strategy and the guidelines.

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Submission Of Applications

Applications should be completed and sent by email to: GrantProposalsCOVID-19@osisa.org

To submit your concept/idea for review by our Clusters, please kindly download and fill in our Concept Note form.

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NEWS AND ARTICLES FROM OSISA

Buwa! Issue X

The 10th issue of BUWA! is focusing on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs). Across the globe, continent and much more recently in southern Africa, there are increased reports of political violence, arbitrary detentions, systematic attacks on human rights and pro-democracy activists. We are alive to the fact that while all HRDS have increasingly faced tougher operating conditions in the past decade, WHRDs have faced even more multiple layers of the brunt in such a context – given the manner in which patriarchy often colludes with other oppressive systems that characterise the field in which HRDs work.

Buwa! 10, therefore, comes at an opportune time to look back on decades of promoting and defending women’s human rights in Africa. It unpacks the experiences of WHRDs on the continent, highlighting their struggles in a context where civic space is increasingly and systematically closing. The issue unpacks how WHRDs, in particular, have navigated this 70-year-old terrain and the 2 decades of dedicated ‘recognition’ of their commitment to stand in the gap for others. The issue shines the spotlight on WHRDs to understand their struggles, victories and lessons to further shape the terrain in which WHRDs operate.

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