On this International Women's Day, UNDEF salutes the courage of all its women grantees around the world. Here, an UNDEF project in Nepal empowers Chepang women to become change agents in local governance processes.
UNDEF and #PippiLongstocking join the ONE video campaign for International Women’s Day on 8 March, counting the 130 million girls around the world who are not in school. Because #GirlsCount. View the video segment with UNDEF Executive Head Annika Savill below: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Annika just counted 1907 to show #GirlsCount

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UNDEF Board member wins top philanthropy award: Douglas Rutzen, President of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, has been awarded the 2017 Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support Prize. The award is presented every three years for exemplary service to strengthen the philanthropy sector around the world.

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Because poverty is sexist, 130 million girls across the world are denied an education.

If you care, ACT!

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UNDEF debuted at the first Nairobi Film Festival with the story of Maria as she fights her way through the sleaze of elections to Parliament. The film is part of an UNDEF Kenya project to empower women and youth in the settlements of Kamukunji, including developing their creative potential through educational films and plays.

‘Maria’: A picture of dirty politics

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The pope says it is Christian duty to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants in to their communities.

Christians are responsible for integrating migrants, Pope Francis says

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New investigative journalism in Argentina: UNDEF project is partnering with local journalists in five cities to conduct data-based investigations that engage the public through crowd-sourcing and crowd-checking tools:

Nuevas formas de buscar información y de narrarla

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UN Alliance of Civilizations invites youth-led organizations to apply for support from the Youth Solidarity Fund:

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UN projet du FNUD en République Dominicaine soutient les Dominicains d'origine haïtienne et les immigrants haïtiens. UNDEF project in Dominican Republic supports Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian immigrants.

For the rights and participation of Dominicans of Haitian origin | UNDEF

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UNDEF launches school for democracy in #Blida, #Algeria, for youth participation, women's rights, and resistance to extremism. Thank you @UNDPAlgeria for support.

UNDEF project kicks off school for democracy in Algeria's Blida province | UNDEF

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Vielen Dank to Germany for its generous increased support to UNDEF, just in time for Christmas. Germany's Ambassador to the UN Harald Braun hands over additional two million euro to UNDEF Executive Head Annika Savill
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The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window, which is due to open in 18 November 2016 at . Only on-line proposals during this period, in either Engl...

Applying for a UNDEF project grant and selection process

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Beware of fake Facebook pages purporting to represent UNDEF such as the below. UNDEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the project proposal application process:

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Calling all NGOs! UNDEF invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding before 18 December 2016 at . In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects promoting pluralism, diversity, and inclusion. See tips in our newsletter linked at [ Bit.ly Link ]
"Standing at the Acropolis, in the birthplace of democracy and the democratic values we hold dear as Americans, you gain perspective on the importance of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people".
Oct 12, 2016 An UNDEF regional project to involve young people, especially young women in political life in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia has led to a number of the participants standing in elections for the Moroccan Parliament, including Hanane Rihab who was elected as a member of the Socialist Union…

UNDEF Promoting Youth Political Participation in Morocco | UNDEF

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Today is the International Day of Democracy! UNDEF Executive Head Annika Savill was on a panel in Athens led by Geoffrey Robertson debating hypothetical crises in democracy
Jul 13, 2016 An UNDEF-funded project in rural India completed its work the end of 2015 to promote democratic processes and human rights through the use of media and the freedom of information, including by launching a platform for communities to share audio information using mobile phones and the in...

A mobile platform for democracy in underprivileged and remote areas of India | UNDEF

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