A call to uphold the principles of the DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society

Akio Takayanagi (Policy Advisor, JANIC / Professor, Ferris University)

Photo by Louise Phiri / Oxfam

JANIC endorsed the statement by DAC-CSO Reference Group, published on 29 April 2024.


A call to uphold the principles of the DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society

As it is now widespread in the development community, in mid-March the Swedish aid agency, Sida, announced abruptly that all contracts with their 17 Strategic Partner Organizations in Sweden´s Civil Society Strategy would come to an end by the end of this year. This decision affects more than 1750 partner organisations in 90 countries. Little information was provided as to future funding modalities, nor consultation was held with affected organizations in Sweden or in the global South.

The DAC-CSO Reference group is aware of these precipitate shifts, in particular, our working group on the DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance. Following substantive discussions, the group proposed a letter that raises critical issues about the decisions and actions of Sweden in relation to the commitments made in the DAC Recommendation.

The letter is directed to the DAC Chair and the members of the DAC Community of Practice (CoP) on Civil Society. This CoP has responsibility for promoting and implementing the recommendation among all DAC members. It has been signed by 340 organisations from more than 60 countries, showing the impact of the decision and its notoriety for the civil society community. See the Letter below.

April 29, 2024

To: Carsten Staur, Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Chair

CC: Pia Hänni, Co-chair, DAC Community of Practice on Civil Society, Head of Swiss NGO Section, Division Multilateral Affairs and Swiss NGOs, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Caro Krijger, Co-chair, DAC Community of Practice on Civil Society, Head Civil Society Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

DAC Members in the DAC Community of Practice on Civil Society

A call to uphold the principles of the DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society

As organizations deeply committed to the implementation of the DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society, we are writing to the DAC and its Community of Practice with alarm about the nature of recent decisions in Sweden that will seriously affect its support for civil society, the quality of these relationships, and access to resources of organisations from more than 90 countries. Many DAC members, including Sweden, played crucial and constructive roles in developing and agreeing to a comprehensive Recommendation. The Recommendation addresses long-standing and critical issues in strengthening all civil society as development actors in their own right and in holding governments to account.

While we recognize that all adherents face challenges in implementing the Recommendation’s 28 key principles and commitments, we are gravely concerned by the signals arising from the abrupt decisions taken in the last month in Sweden, which dramatically affect the following key commitments:

Meaningful and inclusive consultation and due diligence

Among the important goals embedded in the Recommendation is the central role of full and inclusive consultation with civil society in establishing policies or strategies for working with civil society “in both partner countries or territories and provider countries” [Pillar Two, §1]. On March 15, the 17 strategic partner organizations (SPOs) received the abrupt announcement that by December 31st all Sida agreements will be terminated, with no prior consultation. This decision severely affects current and future programming by more than 1,750 civil society organizations in 90 countries, who had no opportunity to engage with Sida in this decision. These organizations across the global south have been working with marginalized populations in countries where civic space is already challenging and often very constrained. There is no evidence that Sida undertook even minimal due diligence or consultation to determine the impact of its March decision on these organizations and their constituencies. Those who have trusted in their Swedish partners and Sida´s consistent and responsive support for many years now face a highly uncertain future at best, in very difficult partner country contexts.

Flexible and predictable programmatic and core support

Adherents to the Recommendation have committed to work through funding modalities for civil society that are “flexible and predictable support, core support and/or programmatic support” [Pillar Two, §3]. Sida has the very unrealistic and unworkable expectation that organizations, from both Sweden and the global south, will now be able to create concept notes or letters of interest for an expected call-for-proposals as early as May, for which at the time of writing there is no information as to the terms, conditions and scope of such proposals. Such a narrow window for alternative funding is deeply disrespectful, to say the least, of the programmatic integrity of CSOs, as development actors in their own right, and for the necessary consultations and engagement with their constituencies and counterparts.

Investing in leadership of local civil society in partner countries

All adherents to the Recommendation shall “promote and invest in the leadership of local civil society in partner countries.” [Pillar Two, §4] While recognizing that a lot of work remains to be done in complex realities for civil society, CSOs in the global south and the global north have been pro-actively engaged in actions that strengthen southern civil society leadership, working towards power shifts within equitable and complementary CSO partnerships, and supporting substantial and meaningful access for direct provider funding for southern CSOs. These are complex processes requiring a stronger commitment to change on the part of civil society, north and south, as well as on the part of provider terms and conditions for funding.

Enabling equitable partnerships

In indicating that all contracts with the 17 Strategic Partner Organizations (SPOs) under the civil society strategy will be terminated, Sida has provided no information on its changing priorities for supporting civil society and the appropriate modalities of support to do so. The Community of Practice’s work on good practice (i.e. the Toolkit on Shifting Power within Partnerships) points to the importance of creating diverse provider funding modalities that enable powershifts and incentivize more equitable partnerships, but also respond to the different and often complex realities within which CSOs work in the global south.

In all provider contexts, including Sweden, significantly increased opportunities for direct support for CSOs in the global south is an essential part of a positive change in funding modalities, with conditions determined through consultation. At the same time, national CSOs in provider countries and/or international CSOs remain essential civil society actors working through specific mutually supportive relationships with partner country CSOs that are formed around shared long term strategic goals, often in very difficult environments.

In fact, Sida’s 2023 Guideline for the Strategic Partner Organizations were recently highlighted by the DAC Community of Practice as a good practice example in responding to these complexities as convenors, connectors, fiscal agents and amplifiers of development issues, while strengthening local ownership and leadership. But these relationships must also be subject to continued and collaborative re-examination of roles, which can call for deep reforms in CSO practices. Sida’s March decision provides no opportunity to do so.

Do no harm

Finally, it is not clear how Sida will effectively and efficiently manage the movement of sub-contracting from the 17 Strategic Partner Organizations into its direct administrative mandate in a matter of months. We understand these management issues are currently under review, but seemingly an abrupt decision was made irrespective of the outcome for Sida’s organizational capacities and its impact on partners and support for civil society going forward.

Importantly, the DAC Recommendation calls on all adherents to take “reasonable steps to do no harm to civic space in partner countries or territories.” [Pillar One, §4] It seems clear that these precipitate actions by Sida will in fact have a significant negative impact on civic space in a range of countries. There is ample evidence from other contexts – including the UK and Canada – of abrupt funding cuts and decisions adversely affecting the lives of those in need.

Upholding the development effectiveness principles

Sweden is currently in a leadership role as a co-chair for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. It has a special responsibility to promote the Partnership’s four development effectiveness principles, not least the essential principle of strengthening local ownership. But equally important are the principles of working through inclusive partnerships and ensuring effective mutual accountability and transparency.

As long-standing friends of Sweden’s development cooperation and its leadership and commitment to enabling civil society, we are deeply concerned that the nature of the decisions of the past month will ultimately undermine leadership by civil society across the global south, disable critical north/south relationships of solidarity, and ignore decades of important collaboration, experiences and knowledge in civil society both north and south.

In conclusion, we encourage all adherents to the Recommendation to take on board all the inter-related commitments in the Recommendation’s three Pillars when undertaking reform in their civil society policies and practices, and to do so in close collaboration with all affected CSOs, north and south.


  1. 11.11.11, Belgium
  2. A 11 – Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, Serbia
  3. ABF BUSOVAČA, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Accountable Now, Global Network
  5. ACODEV, Belgium
  6. APCOB, Bolivia
  7. ACT Alliance, Global Network
  8. ACTing Together Program, Guatemala
  9. Action, Gouvernance, Intégration,Renforcement, Groupe de travail en Santé et Développement en abrégé (AGIR/SD), Burkina Faso
  10. Adad Malore, Albania
  11. ADEL Morazán, El Salvador
  12. ADIC, Sri Lanka
  13. Advocates for Social Change Kenya, Kenya
  14. African Institute of Corporate Citizenship, Malawi
  15. Afrikagrupperna, Sweden
  16. AGIMS, Guatemala
  17. Agora Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  18. AidWatch Canada
  19. AKÜ, Estonia
  20. All Africa Conference of Churches, Regional
  21. Alianza Politica Sector de Mujeres, APSM, Guatemala
  22. Alliance Sud, Switzerland
  23. Ambrela – Platform for Development Organisations, Slovakia
  24. AMSATI, El Salvador
  25. Applied Research Institute ARIJ, West Bank
  26. Artikel2, Sweden
  27. Associação Civil Alternativa Terrazul, Brasil
  28. Associação Civil Escola Sem Muros Grupo Eco – Favela Santa Marta – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
  29. Asociación de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Rural de Occidente, CDRO, Guatemala
  30. Asociación para el Desarrollo Integral de las Víctimas de la Violencia en las Verapaces Maya Achi (ADIVIMA), Guatemala
  31. Asociación Coordinadora de Comunidades Afectadas por la Construccción de la Hidroeléctrica Chixoy (COCAHICH), Guatemala
  33. Asociación de Culturas Originarias Suma Kawsay – Peru
  34. Asociación de Investigación y Especialización sobre Temas Iberoamericanos (AIETI), Spain
  36. Asociación de Mujeres Ixqanil, Guatemala
  37. Asociación por la Paz y los Derechos Humanos Taula per Mèxic, Spain
  38. Association Tin Tua du Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso
  39. Association des Blogueurs du Burkina, Burkina Faso
  40. Association Monde Rural (AMR), Burkina Faso
  41. Association Nationale d Action pour Développement Intégral (ANADI), Senegal
  42. Association “Nova generacija,” Bosnia and Herzegovina
  43. Australian Council for International Development, Australia
  44. Bahay Tuluyan Foundation, Philippines
  45. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Bangladesh
  46. Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), Bangladesh
  47. Belarusian National Youth Council (RADA), Belarus
  48. Bench Marks Foundation, South Africa
  49. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Bangladesh
  50. Bond, CSO Platform, United Kingdom
  51. Broederlijk Delen, Belgium
  52. Brot für die Welt, Germany
  53. Building Community Voice (BCV), Cambodia
  54. Cambodian Center for Human Right (CCHR), Cambodia
  55. Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (Cambo-JA), Cambodia
  56. Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia
  57. Censat Agua Viva (Friends of Earth), Colombia
  58. Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL), Cambodia
  59. Center for Civic Cooperation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  60. Center for Democratic Governance (CDG), Burkina Faso
  61. Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN Pilipinas Inc), Philippines
  62. Center for youth education, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  63. Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Appliquée en Finances Publiques (CERA/FP), Burkina Faso
  64. Centre Delwende de Sakoula, Burkina Faso
  65. Centre for Environmental Justice, Sri Lanka
  66. Centre for Improved Rural Health and Environmental Protection (CIRHEP), India
  67. Center for Migrant Advocacy, Philippines
  68. Centre Internacional Escarré per les Minories Ètniques i les Nacions (CIEMEN), Catalonia
  69. Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur, India
  70. Center for Support Organisations, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  71. Centre for Youth Work, Serbia
  72. Centro de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos, Brasil
  73. Centro de Desarrollo Agropecuario (CEDAP), Peru
  74. Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Regional (CEDER), Perú
  75. Centro de Tecnologias Alternativas Populares – CETAP, Passo Fundo Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil
  76. Centro Ecológico, Brazil
  77. Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Mujeres (CEIM), Spain
  78. CEHPRODEC, Honduras
  79. Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), Uganda
  80. Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS), Netherlands
  81. Civil Society Reference Group, Kenya
  82. Christian Aid, United Kingdom
  83. CIUDADANIA, Bolivia
  84. Clean Clothes Campaign International Office, Netherlands
  85. Clowns without Borders Sweden, Sweden
  86. CNCD-11.11.11, Belgium
  87. Colors Rainbow, Myanmar
  89. Commerce and Services Trade Union, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  90. Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL), Cambodia
  91. Commission épiscopale Justice et Paix du Burkina Faso (CJP-Burkina), Burkina Faso
  92. Community Development Support Services (CDSS), South Sudan
  93. COMUNA/PBFCC, Bolivia
  94. Comunidad de Juristas Akubadaura, Colombia
  95. CONCORD, European CSO Platform
  96. CONCORD Sweden
  97. CONFRAS, El Salvador
  98. Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia, Serbia
  99. Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Vojvodina, Serbia
  100. Conseil national des organisation de la société civile du Burkina Faso (CNOSC/BF), Burkina Faso
  101. Convention des Organisations de la société civile pour l’Observation Domestique des Élections (CODEL), Burkina Faso
  102. Coop. Comunidad del Sur, Montevideo-Uruguay
  103. Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), Cambodia
  104. Cooperation Canada, CSO Platform, Canada
  105. Coordinadora Galega de ONG para o Desenvolvemento, Spain
  106. Coordinadora de ONGD de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  107. Coordinadora de ONGD-España, Spain
  108. Coordinadora Valenciana de ONGD, Spain
  109. COPINH, Honduras
  110. Cordaid, Netherlands
  111. Corporación para el Desarrollo Regional, Colombia
  112. Corporación Serraniagua, Organización Campesina Ambiental Comunitaria, El Cairo – Colombia
  113. Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG), Philippines
  114. Council of Churches, Zambia
  115. Conseil National de la Jeunesse du Burkina Faso (CNJ-BF), Burkina Faso
  116. Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity (CROSOL), Croatia
  117. Czech Forum for Development Cooperation (FoRS), Czechia
  118. Nagorik Uddyog (NU), Bangladesh
  119. David Ntseng Director at Church Land Programme, South Africa
  120. DCA, Denmark
  121. Democratic Dialogue Network, Serbia
  122. Diakonia, Sweden
  123. Dóchas, Ireland
  124. East Cape Agricultural Research Project, South Africa
  125. Ecobarrial, Centro de Ecología Social, Chile
  126. ECLOF International, Switzerland
  127. Economic and Social Development Center ESDC, West Bank and Gaza Strip
  128. ECPAT, Philippines
  129. EducommuniK, Burkina Faso
  130. Entrepueblos/Entrepobles/Entrepobos/Herriarte, Spain
  131. Emthonjeni Women’s Forum, Zimbabwe
  132. Equality Myanmar, Myanmar
  133. Equitable Cambodia (EC), Cambodia
  134. ERA-LGBTI Equal Rights Association, Serbia
  135. ERIKS Development Partner, Sweden
  136. Espacio de Cooperación para la Paz, Colombia
  137. EU-LAT Advocacy Network, regional network Europe
  138. Eurodad, Regional Network
  139. Fairtrade Sverige, Sweden
  140. Farmers Union of Malawi, Malawi
  141. Fasocheck Association, Burkina Faso
  142. FECCEG, Guatemala
  143. FEDECARIBE, Colombia
  144. Federación de Centros Awá del Ecuador, Ecuador
  145. Felm, Finland
  146. FESPAD, El Salvador
  147. FIAN Zambia
  148. Fundación San Alonso Rodríguez, FSAR, Honduras
  149. FUNDASAL, El Salvador
  150. Finn Church Aid, Finland
  151. Finnish Development NGOs (Fingo), CSO Platform, Finland
  152. Fishworkers’ Solidarity, Philippines
  153. Friends of the Earth International, International Organization
  154. ForumCiv, Sweden
  155. Forum MNE, Montenegro
  156. Forum of Cotton Producers, FONPA, Mozambique
  157. Framtidsjorden, Sweden
  158. Fundación ALTROPICO, Ecuador
  159. Fundação CEPEMA, Brazil
  160. Fundación de Culturas Indígenas Kawsay-Ecuador
  161. Fundación InteRed, Spain
  162. Fundación Myrna Mack, Guatemala
  163. Fundación para el Desarrollo y Fortalecimiento de las Organizaciones de Base (FUNDEBASE), Guatemala
  164. Fundación Pereyra, Argentina
  165. Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), Cambodia
  166. Global Citizen, International Organization
  167. Global Idé, Sweden
  168. Global Interfaith Network For People of All Sexes, Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Expressions, South Africa
  169. Grameena Mahila Okkuta, India
  170. groundWork, Friends of the Earth, South Africa
  171. HEKS/EPER Swiss Church Aid, Switzerland
  172. IBON Foundation, Philippines
  173. IBON International, International NGO
  174. ICADE, Honduras
  175. Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Philippines
  176. Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Humanos, regional Latin America
  177. Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES), Indonesia
  178. Institute of Permaculture of Mozambique, IPERMO, Mozambique
  179. Institute of Politics and Governance (IPG), Philippines
  180. Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (ICD), Uruguay
  181. Instituto de Ecología Política, Chile
  182. International Action for Peace (IAP), Spain
  183. International Labour, Research and Information Group, South Africa
  184. International Network Of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (INERELA+), South Africa
  185. International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia, OIDHACO, European regional network
  186. International Platform against Impunity, Guatemala
  187. Inter Pares, Canada
  188. IOGT-NTO Movement, Sweden
  189. IPDRS, Bolivia
  190. JA!FOE, Moçambique
  191. JANIC, Japan
  192. Jordens Vänner / Friends of the Earth Sweden, Sweden
  193. Justapaz, Colombia
  194. Justiça Ambiental, JA, Mozambique
  195. KAMP, Kosovo
  196. Kareem Baptist Convention- Social Mission (KBC- SM), Myanmar
  197. Kawsay Bolivia
  198. KCOC Policy Center, Korea
  199. Keystone Foundation, India
  200. Khanya College Johannesburg Trust, South Africa
  201. Klahaan, Cambodia
  202. KUDUMBAM, India
  203. Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, Sweden
  204. La Coordinadora de ONGD-España
  205. La Plataforma DESCA, Colombia
  206. La Via Campesina Southern and Eastern Africa (LVC SEAf), Regional Organization
  207. Law & Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka
  208. Lawyers Collective José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR), Colombia
  209. Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN), Philippines
  210. Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), Namibia
  211. Ladakh Ecological Development Group, India
  212. organitzacions per la Justícia Global, Catalonia
  213. Land Research Center (LRC), West Bank
  214. LatFem, Regional Latin America
  215. Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia
  216. Leornard Cheshire Disability, Zimbabwe
  217. Le secrétariat permanent des organisations Non Gouvernementales du Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso
  218. Listeners without Borders, Sweden
  219. Livaningo, Mozambique
  220. Lliga dels Drets dels Pobles, Catalunya, Spain
  221. Lutheran World Federation, Switzerland
  222. Lutheran World Federation / World Service – Central America Programme
  223. Lutheran World Service India Trust, India
  224. Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperation (MUSCCO), Malawi
  225. MECOOVISURH, Honduras
  226. Milieudefensie / Friends of the Earth, Netherlands
  227. Movimiento Agroecológico de América Latina, MAELA, regional Latin America
  228. Mujeres Workers Progressive Alliance, Philippines
  229. Murang’a Avocado Farmers Cooperative Union Ltd, Kenya
  230. Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum, Sri Lanka
  231. MyRight, Sweden
  232. National Association of Youth Organizations (NAYO), Zimbabwe
  233. National Commission for Human Rights Chile-Sweden, Sweden
  234. National Confederation of Transport Workers Union (NCTU), Philippines
  235. National Council of Churches, Philippines
  236. National council of Swedish children and youth organizations (LSU), Sweden
  237. National Confederation of Transportworkers Union (NCTU), Philippines
  238. National Farmers’ Federation NFF, North Macedonia
  239. NGO Forum on Cambodia, Cambodia
  240. ngo-federatie, the Flemish federation of development CSOs, Belgium
  241. Nicaraguan Network of Community Trade (RENICC), Nicaragua
  242. NIRMAN, India
  243. NOAH Friends of the Earth, Denmark
  244. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Norway
  245. Olof Palmes Internationella Center, Sweden
  246. Operation 1325, Sweden
  247. Organic Producers & Processors Association of Zambia, Zambia
  248. Organization for Nonviolence and Development (ONAD), South Sudan
  249. Organization for Women’s Development in Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  250. Organisation pour le Renforcement des Capacités de Développement, Burkina Faso
  251. Oxfam, International CSO
  252. Palestinian Agricultural Cooperative Union (PACU), West Bank
  253. Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD), West Bank
  254. Palhaços Sem Fronteiras, Brasil
  255. People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections, Sri Lanka
  256. People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ), Zambia
  257. PIANGO, Pacific Region
  258. Plan International, International CSO
  259. Plataforma Colombiana de Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Desarrollo (PCDHDD), Colombia
  260. PMU, Sweden
  261. Portuguese NGDO Platform, Portugal
  262. Positive Vibes, Namibia
  263. Praktisk Solidaritet, Sweden
  264. Promotion of Family Health Association, Laos
  265. Pro Public, Nepal
  266. Reality of Aid Africa Network, Regional Network
  267. Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific, Regional Network
  268. Red de ONGD de Madrid, Spain
  269. Red Jesuita Con Migrantes de Centroamérica (RJM CA), Regional Network
  271. Redes AT, Uruguay
  272. Red de Trabajadoras Domésticas, Honduras
  273. Rendir Cuentas, Latín America and the Caribbean, Regional Network
  274. RFSL, Sweden
  275. Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres, Colombia
  276. Safety and Rights Society (SRS), Bangladesh
  277. Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodia
  278. Save a Life, Sri Lanka
  279. Save the Children, International CSO
  280. Schumacher Centre, India
  281. Self Help Development Foundation, Zimbabwe
  282. SIMCARRD, Philippines
  283. SLOGA, Platform of Slovenian NGOs, Slovenia
  284. Small Producers Development and Transporters Association (SPRODETA), Malawi
  285. SOBREVIVENCIA, Amigos de la Tierra, Paraguay
  286. Social Association for Rural Advancement (SARA), Bangladesh
  287. Social Policy Initiative (SPI), South Africa
  288. SOLIDAR, European CSO Network
  289. Srushtidnyan, India
  290. Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh, India
  291. Suriya Women’s Development Centre, Sri Lanka
  292. Svalorna Latinamerika, Sweden
  293. Swallows India Bangladesh, Sweden
  294. Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU), Sweden
  295. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Sweden
  296. Swedish Development Forum (FUF), Sweden
  297. Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, Sweden
  298. Swedish Foundation for Human Rights, Sweden
  299. Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Sweden
  300. Synergie des Femmes de la Société Civile (SYFES), DRC
  301. Training Education Development Extension Trust, India
  302. Tzuk Kim-pop, Guatemala
  303. Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS), Bangladesh
  304. Uganda Cooperative Savings and Credit Union (UCSCU), Uganda
  305. Une Gruaja, Albania
  306. Union for Development and Integration of Roma Minority in Albania “Amaro-Drom”, Albania
  307. Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), West Bank and Gaza Strip
  308. Unite Theatre for Social Action (UTSA), Bangladesh
  309. Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, India
  310. Vive Vene, Bosnia Herzegovina
  311. Warande Advisory Centre, Kenya
  312. Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Regional Organization
  313. We Effect, Sweden
  314. Wemos, The Netherlands
  315. Women’s Academy For Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), Zimbabwe
  316. Women’s Education and Research Centre (WERC), Sri Lanka
  317. Women Empowerment – Action (WE-Action), Ethiopia
  318. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Zimbabwe
  319. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, DR Congo
  320. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Colombia
  321. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Cameroon
  322. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Sweden
  323. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (International Secretariat), Geneva
  324. Women’s Legal Resource Centre, Malawi
  325. WoMIN African Alliance, Sweden
  326.  World Concern Myanmar, Myanmar
  327. World Council of Churches, Switzerland
  328. Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust, Zimbabwe
  329. YMCA, Ghana
  330. YMCA, Madagascar
  331. YWCA, Palestine
  332. YMCA, Senegal
  333. YWCA-YMCA, Sweden
  334. YMCA, Togo
  335. Zambia Alliance of Women (ZAW), Zambia
  336. Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN), Zambia
  337. Zambia Homeless and Poor People’s Federation, Zambia
  338. Zambia National Women’s Lobby, Zambia
  339. Zambia Youth Federation, Zambia