The Fund is being managed by the Dutch Embassies and provides multiannual grants to local CSO's. The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms. Liliane Ploumen, has decided to allocate one third of this fund to the development and strengthening of lobby and advocacy capacities of organisations working on women's rights and gender equality. This means that between 2016 and 2020 an amount of 5 Million EURO will be available every year to women's rights lobby and advocacy activities at local level in low income and low middle income countries. - See more at: http://www.awid.org/node/5434#sthash.Jaekqajo.dpuf
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.