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Call for Proposals: Building Capacities of CBOs to Support Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their Communities

Call for Proposals: Building Capacities of CBOs to Support Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their Communities


Deadline: 24 March 2019

In the frame of the multi-county project ” Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Lebanon”, funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund, EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) in partnership with its partners in Lebanon ,Care International in Lebanon (CIL), Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering (RDFL) are currently inviting local organizations to submit their proposalson Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their communities.


The overall objective of this call for proposals is to bridge the gap between international women’s rights standards stated in CEDAW and UNSCR resolutions and local needs and to contribute to ending of sexual violence and changing discriminative for women legislation as a step towards gender equality. The CBOs will be empowered with knowledge and skills on international instruments that promote universal gender equality values and on bringing these to the local needs, which is a precondition for strengthening women´s self-confidence and therefore capacity to be active agents for change.

Funding Information

Any fund requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 5,000
  • Maximum amount: EUR 10,000

Expected Results

The expected results of the projects:

  • Improved coordination and community dialogue among individuals, CBOs and SDCs
  • Empowerment of women and girls in the local communities
  • Awareness-raising of Syrian women refugees on their rights
  • Tension among host community and Syrian refugees reduced
  • Underlying causes of gender-based violence addressed
  • Community level dialogue and reconciliation promoted
  • Community level coping mechanisms that contribute to peace-building supported

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the fund, the applicant must:

  • Be a registered CBOs or initiatives
  • Have potential and intend to organize on the long run.
  • Should be non-for-profit organization.
  • Should be non-governmental organization.
  • Manifest commitment to women’s rights.
  • Have clear goals and vision towards social change.
  • Active involvement in the response to the Syrian crisis.
  • Capacity to reach out and engage local community.
  • Have potential for development and will for change.

How to Apply

Applicants must send an electronic format of the concept note, detailed budget and indicative action plan in separate files via e-mail at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Lebanon

For more information, please visit http://www.efi-ife.org/call-proposals-lebanon

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