Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

Ecumenical Women’s Initiative: Supporting Women as Initiators

Ecumenical Women’s Initiative (EWI) is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization which supports women as initiators and agents of change in faith communities and in society by supporting and connecting individuals and groups working in the fields of women’s rights, peace-building and reconciliation, belief-based ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue & cooperation.

EWI was formed in 2007 and seeks to support and promote women’s active engagement as change-makers in both faith communities and society at large. EWI focuses on women’s engagement in promoting women’s rights, peace building & reconciliation and faith-based ecumenical & inter-religious cooperation.


  • a just and peaceful society in which diversity is a strength and source of creativity.
  • women have a dignified place and role in private and public life in harmony with their competence and personal choice.
  • religion promoting and supporting the achievement of full equality between women and men.

Focus Areas

  • Equality
  • Solidarity
  • Pluralism
  • Non-violence

Call for Proposals by EWI

EWI announces public calls for its grant making program twice a year:

  1. Call in early summer
  2. Call in mid-December

Through the Programme the EWI seeks to empower women and support them in recognising their potential as change-makers in society, to creatively initiate their ideas, to fully participate and contribute their unique skills into building a more just and free society.


The applicants eligible for the call for proposals are

  • Women-led civil society organisations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia Montenegro and Serbia whose annual budget does not exceed € 50,000.
  • Women theologians and women students of theology in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia whose projects are submitted through institutions or civil society organisations.


3,983 total views, 3 views today