Voice is an innovative grant facility that supports the most marginalized and discriminated people in ten low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia, of which Cambodia. Voice aims to amplify and connect thus far unheard voices in efforts to leave no one behind and targets five groups of people:
- People living with disabilities
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, intersex (LGBTI) people
- Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities
- Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
- Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young and elderly
A contextual analysis on the five groups in Cambodia brought to light some interesting results:
While all groups face a level of marginalisation and discrimination the analysis made very clear that the first three groups were the most discriminated with women and girls as the most common intersection identified between all groups. Women in all the groups are more vulnerable, face higher rates of poverty, lower economic opportunity, higher rates of violence, poorer health conditions, and other vulnerabilities compared to men. Voice in Cambodia will therefore prioritise the first three groups with a focus on women and girls as a cross-cutting issue.
Projects funded by Voice will need to address one or more of the impact themes:
- improving access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment
- improving access to social services, health and education in particular
- fostering space for political participation
Does this sound interesting for your organisation? Voice has open calls for proposals on a regular basis for four different grant types. To find out more about the calls for proposals, application guidelines and eligibility criteria, please visit www.voice.global/cambodia. You can also send an email to email@example.com if you have any further questions.