Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prevention of Violence and Trauma of Women and Girls. Grant Opportunity

Prevention of Violence and Trauma of Women and Girls  

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The purpose of this funding is to seek projects which increase awareness of violence and trauma affecting women and girls, offer prevention strategies and messages, and promote trauma-informed care to decrease violence against women and girls and to promote recovery and resiliency.

Applications are due December 7, 2011, Mountain Time, by 5:00 pm.  Applications are to be submitted to or via mail to:
Attn: Megan Hiltner
1725 Blake Street
Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202

OWH was established in 1991 in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, within the Office of the Secretary. Its mission is to improve the health of American women by advancing and coordinating a comprehensive women’s health agenda throughout DHHS. OWH is the government’s champion and primary agent for women’s health issues, working to address inequities in research, health care services and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. OWH is DHHS’s focal point for ensuring that women’s health policy, practice, and research are mutually informed and effectively integrated within DHHS. OWH accomplishes this by collaborating with other federal and non‐federal partners on behalf of women and girls. OWH provides leadership to promote equity for women and girls through sex and gender specific approaches.

As part of its strategic plan, OWH continues to fund evidence‐based interventions to address gaps in women’s health that are not addressed at the national level by any other public or private entity. These interventions focus on health disparities in women’s health, in which minority status, disabilities, geography, family history, sexual orientation, low socioeconomic status, chronic conditions, and infectious diseases are contributing risk factors.

Violence against women and girls is perpetrated in all types of personal, professional and family relationships and crosses economic, educational, cultural, racial, age, and religious lines. The United States Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) estimated that nearly one‐third of women murdered each year in the United States are killed by their current or former intimate partners. BJS also reported that approximately one million women are stalked each year, and three percent of college women are victims of an attempted or completed rape in each academic year.

Research findings recognize trauma as a crosscutting, gender‐specific issue that has significant adverse effects on the health and wellbeing of women and girls. Violence against women and girls is a major form of trauma which encompasses intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, stalking, emotional and verbal abuse; as well as bullying, human‐trafficking, and other forms of trauma or abuse. Violence affecting women and girls can take place in many settings including at home, at school, and in the workplace.

This funding opportunity addresses the physical, mental, and emotional impact of violence against women across the life span (i.e. girls, adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, pregnant women, mature women, and older women). Funding is available for specific events or activities intended to prevent, raise awareness of, and/or respond to the epidemic of violence against women and girls in the United States.

Proposals for funding may include activities such as: the development and implementation of organizational policies regarding screening for violence in health care settings; the development of organizational practices to provide trauma‐informed care to promote recovery and resiliency from violence and trauma; and outreach to workplaces and religious institutions on how they can adopt policies that address violence and ensure the safety of women and girls. Other activities may include VAW prevention workshops for women and girls; local public health awareness projects; VAW specific health fairs; and projects that engage men and boys in violence prevention programs

OWH funding is available to eligible entities located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the six U.S.‐Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Eligible entities may include public and private non‐profit organizations, community and faith‐based organizations, health professional organizations, colleges and universities, community health centers, hospitals, health departments, and tribal and urban Indian organizations.

Grant Information Source:
Office On Womens Health (OWH)
200 Independence Ave Sw
Washington, District Of Columbia 20201

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