U.S. Embassy Prague Launches a New Fund for Women’s Empowerment

Women's Empowerment

Prague, June 10 – The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the launch of a new fund for women’s empowerment to promote the U.S. Government’s global goal of supporting women and their progress toward becoming full and equal participants in society. The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that aim to advance women’s political and economic participation on local, regional and national levels, removing barriers to leadership opportunities and combating stereotypes that impede women’s advancement in Czech society.

Preference will be given to individuals and institutions with a proven track record of executing superior programs. Applicants may request a maximum of $20,000.

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will consider grants with the following themes:

  • Supporting women’s political participation at the local, regional and national levels, including through leadership and training initiatives, as well as mentoring programs and other initiatives;
  • Promoting women’s economic participation, including by fostering entrepreneurship, increasing access to capital and markets, and removing barriers to leadership opportunities;
  • Combating stereotypes that impede women’s advancement in the public, non-profit and economic spheres, including through the use of information campaigns or through cultural initiatives;
  • Preventing gender-based violence.

The deadline for applications is July 11, 2016.

Details about the grant competition can be found here.