Call for Proposals: Announcing the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

Srey Neth and Lia move into the STAR House, a secondary transition home designed to help victims of sex trafficking to learn the skills to reintegrate into society without falling back to sex work. The teenagers are residents of Transitions Global and have experienced horrific physical and mental abuse largely at the hands of their fellow Cambodians. Photo by 2012 Women's Initiative Grant Winner Tim Matsui.

Srey Neth and Lia move into the STAR House, a secondary transition home designed to help victims of sex trafficking to learn the skills to reintegrate into society without falling back to sex work. The teenagers are residents of Transitions Global and have experienced horrific physical and mental abuse largely at the hands of their fellow Cambodians. Photo by 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant Winner Tim Matsui.

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for our 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women.

We invite proposals from any photojournalist anywhere in the world. We will begin accepting applications today, April 1, 2014. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2014.

A $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women

Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to propose a serious documentary photographic or multimedia project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.

While considering the idea of women’s issues, several themes have been suggested, including femininity and the culture of abuse; women making a difference, leading, changing things for the better; gender inequality; the direct connection to women and education, and the impact on birth rates, health of children and the productivity of the women; gender discrimination, women in leadership, women in the military, mental health issues. They are by no means intended to influence proposals, but they may help photographers start thinking about this topic. They are, in fact, just general themes.

The Alexia Foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While our traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women’s rights in the last few years have been so powerful that we have been compelled to create a grant specifically on issues relating to women.

We will notify the winner by email or telephone by Sept. 1, 2014.

The winner will have six months or until March 1, 2015 to complete the project.

Learn more about the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant here.

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  4. Hi, I want to document the system of Devadasi in India. Devadasi system is a religious practice in parts of southern India, Whereby parents marry a daughter to a deity or a temple. The marriage usually occurs before the girl reaches puberty and requires the girl to become a prostitute for upper-caste community members. Such girls are known as jogini. They are forbidden to enter into a real marriage.

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  9. Hi,
    May I submit a proposal on women’s political empowerment in India. In 1993 Constitution of India was amended to give not less than one third seats in local governments. Since then Indian women have passed through many stages and faced voilence as the backlash of the Amendment. May I submit the proposal for the portrayal of their journey since 1993.
    regards
    santosh singh

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  12. hello, i am rajasthan (india) basedcontemporory terracotta artist,last 25 yrs, am working with local village- molela potters. in the trediton of potters art works,women also invlve and take important part of coloring etc. even they help to prepare wood fire klin, i want to submit a project regarding contributon of potters women at molela village, even i want to organise a workshop for poters women. with hope and guidence. thnxs, yours- dr. gagan b. dadhich, asst. prof. fine art, govt. collage,nathdwara-313301, rajasthan,india

  13. Hi am rotich co-ordinator pokot girl child initiative is community based organization based in kenya its thematic are is basically on empowerment of women,girl child initiative especially vulnerable,anti-FGM and fight early forced marriages and any other forms of injustices against women pls am i suppose to apply? thank in advance

  14. DearSir/Madam,
    Wearea registered community basedorganization in kenya dealing with HIV/AIDS,Orphans and vulnerable children and widows.We would be interested in applying for funds to support women empowerment with you.We rely hope to read from you soon.we were registered in 2007 and we wish to also partner with you.We wait to read from you,
    Regards,
    Michael Joseph
    Project Director

  15. our organization we want to work on women empowerment to reduce the poverty can in rajsthan india can be funding available for this

  16. We would like to partner with you to start photograh training center to train women and girl to become photograher to feed the world with what they see in their communities for the world.
    We need a grant to open up this center. We love to work with you. Happy to hear from you.
    Patrick.
    Founder OCONE / Director.

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  18. i am from Afghanistan and work about skills women in the Afghanistan .for example We Distribution honey Bee and other material which is need in the beekeeping project.we like do such us project in the Afghanistan.
    we want pleas send for us that mention email one or two grant about women in the Afghanistan.

  19. I am from Ethiopia country and My NGO was established 1994G.C we work on Women Economic Empowerment and skill training if you any other grant pls?

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