Brief about CFD
CFD is a feminist peace organisation based in Switzerland, active in international cooperation, migration politics, and promotion of peace. CFD is independent of political and religious affiliation and oriented towards a vision of a good life for every human being, regardless of gender, ethnic background and religion.
The submitted proposal should focus on factors that enhance participation of women in economic development. This includes increasing knowledge, skills and access to financial and technical support, as well as empowering women to make and act upon decisions in order to benefit from economic growth. Proposed interventions should recognize that economic empowerment is connected to social empowerment, and take into account the underlying social and cultural factors that limit women’s ability to interact with and benefit from markets, such as unpaid domestic and family-related responsibilities, restricted movement, restricted control over assets, and gender-based discrimination. Proposals should particularly target women and girls affected by intersectional discrimination based on e.g. their ethnicity, colour, age, social background or people living with disabilities. Interventions should therefore address intersectional discrimination with relevant and specific measures.