CANADA – Funding opportunity: New initiative launched

The Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Innovation Initiative is accepting proposals until 12 February 2019. The goal of the Initiative is to support bold ideas with big impact® on women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. The Initiative seeks innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate a pregnancy. The focus of this call is therefore to support the development and testing of:

1) new approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services, and

2) new methods of pregnancy termination.

Successful proposals will be awarded up to $250,000 CAD for 18 to 24 months. For more details and application instructions, see this Request for Proposals. Submit by 12 February 2019.

The OPTions Initiative is in direct alignment with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, and applies a feminist investment approach that places an explicit focus on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in order to drive progress toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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