Are you just dreaming of a more inclusive world, or do you actually want to create one? The NOW-Us! (NOthing about us Without Us) Award honors inclusive initiatives from Africa and Asia that trigger empowerment of otherwise excluded groups:
If your organization is giving a voice to groups that should be heard and included, submit your initiative by July 31, 2018 23.59 (CEST) to become one of ten teams that will attend a week full of inspiring workshops, debates and unconference days in the Netherlands and win up to 25,000 euros!
We welcome initiatives from any type of organization: movements, formal or informal, long established or pop-up initiatives. We prioritize organizations that are directly led by one of the target groups, following the principle of ‘NOthing about us Without Us’.
Hivos and Voice
Managed by Oxfam Novib and Hivos, Voice is an innovative grant facility that supports the most marginalized and discriminated people in ten countries in Africa and Asia. It aims to amplify and connect thus far unheard voices in efforts to leave no one behind. The grants create safe spaces to meet, build self-confidence and develop transformative leadership; build civil society and media support for these groups’ demands, and support evidence-based advocacy to influence policies and behavior.
The NOW-Us! Award is a partnership between Voice and Partos’ The Spindle to celebrate inclusion as part of the Annual Partos Innovation Festival.