Improving the protection of women against armed violence

Belgrade, May 21, 2024 – With support from the United Nations Western Balkans Roadmap for SALW Control Multi-Partner Trust Fund, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Serbia launches a public appeal for project funding of civil society organizations and associations aimed at increasing security and improving protection. for women against violence committed with firearms.

Civil society organizations can respond to the public call either independently or in partnership with project proposals that contribute to improving the security of the community and society as a whole, by increasing security and strengthening protection women whose family members have access to firearms.

Projects should involve, at least in part, cooperation with relevant institutions and other community stakeholders who work in the field of protection against domestic violence.

The duration of the proposed projects must be at least 5 months and at most 12 months from the signing of the contract until July 31, 2025 at the latest.

The value of individual project proposalsor funds requested from UNDP, cannot exceed the total amount of USD 25,000.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the following email address: [email protected]. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2024.

Detailed information about the public call, the activities that will be supported, as well as the documentation required to apply (available in Serbian only) can be downloaded from the following links:


This public appeal is announced as part of the project “Reducing Risk – Increasing Safety III”, implemented by UNDP to reduce the risk of misuse of firearms for domestic violence and suicide and improve community response to gun-related crises and trauma. The project is implemented with financial support from Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom and Norway, as well as the European Union, through the Fund multi-partner trustee of the United Nations Roadmap for the control of SALW in the Western Balkans.