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British Embassy in Lima: Promoting Women’s Empowerment by Eliminating Economic Barriers

British Embassy in Lima: Promoting Women’s Empowerment by Eliminating Economic Barriers

Deadline: 18 June 2018

British Embassy in Lima is inviting Local and international organisations to submit their proposals for projects on British Embassy priorities in Peru.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s programme funds seek to create real, measurable outcomes in support of the FCO’s policy goals.

Priority Areas

Women and girls

  • The UK is committed to eliminating all forms of gender inequality, and the British government believes girls and women should be treated equally, be empowered, and be safe. They are concerned that more than two-thirds of Peruvian women report having been subject to physical, sexual or psychological abuse, and Lima is rated the most dangerous city in Latin America for women and 5th in the world.
  • They are interested in innovative projects that:
    • Promote women’s empowerment by eliminating educational and economic barriers that hold them back and prevent them from reaching leadership and influence.
    • Promote gender equality, challenging and tackling social norms, traditions and gender stereotypes.
    • Keep women and girls safe and reduce gender-based violence.

Modern Slavery

  • Tackling human trafficking and modern slavery is a top priority for the British Government. Peru recently endorsed the UK Call to Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. They are keen to support the Peruvian Government in its efforts to reduce all forms of modern slavery, and look to support projects related to:
    • The implementation of a new performance and result-based system to deliver the Peruvian Government’s National Action Plan against Human Trafficking and reduce the prevalence of modern slavery.
    • The implementation of a pilot project to achieve best evidence in cases of modern slavery. The project must apply the use of mobile kits to interview victims or witnesses in different regions of Peru, and train officials in its use. Previous experience in working with governments is desirable.

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

  • The UK has been involved in the Voluntary Principles internationally since they were established in 2000. This year, the UK is Chair of the Voluntary Principles Working Group. They are interested in projects to support the implementation of the Voluntary Principles, building on the existing plenary meetings in Peru to:
    • develop new methodologies for risk assessments to prevent and reduce social conflict; and
    • develop innovative communication channels between local communities and industry on security for extractive and energy projects

Illegal Wildlife Trade

  • Tackling illegal wildlife trade globally is a priority for the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. On his recent visit to Peru, he saw some of the efforts being made in Peru to tackle this problem. They are interested in supporting the implementation of the Peruvian National Strategy to Reduce Illegal Wildlife Trade in three areas:
    • Identifying the supply and demand of wild species in Peruvian regions where the level of illegal wildlife trade is high and solutions to the problem
    • Raising awareness of illegal wildlife trade in Peru using innovative methods
    • Strengthening capacity in national institutions responsible for law enforcement and control of illegal wildlife trade

Environment

  • According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Peru is the third most vulnerable country to climate change. This has and will continue to affect the Peruvian economy and we aim to support Peruvian government to build sustainable, clean and inclusive growth with UK expertise.
  • We are interested in supporting activities that:
    • Identify roadblocks and bottlenecks that prevent transparent and efficient government procurement processes
    • Identify best practices in other countries which might be implemented in Peru
    • Support the creation of policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks conducive to more transparent and efficient procurement processes

Funding Information

  • Projects of up to £50,000
  • Activities of up to £10,000

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Peru

For more information, please visit British Embassy in Lima.

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