CFPs: Preventing Violent Extremism and Countering Online Hate Speech through Women’s Empowerment in Philippines
UN Women is seeking to engage the Responsible Party (RP) aims to support the implementation of the project, “Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and Countering Online Hate-Speech through Women’s Empowerment in the Philippines with a focus on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)” from February 2022 to September 2022.
The project is built on UN Women’s continuing work on empowering women from the most fragile communities to participate in peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and addressing emerging conflicts in BARMM.
It combines multiple approaches: capacity building, community and policy dialogue, knowledge generation, and media engagements using traditional and digital platforms. These various approaches are organized under the broader women empowerment framework, where each activity is designed to amplify women’s agency, voice, and contribution as they deal with the threat of violent extremism in their communities.
The project aims to:
Support women-led early warning mechanisms by offering trainings and ICT material to women, youth, and gender equality advocates to respond to early signs and expressions of violent extremist narratives and hate-speech on- and offline;
Organize dialogue sessions on threats of violent extremism and mitigation strategies on- and offline between community stakeholders and national and local government actors to strengthen capacities to implement the NAP-P/CVE in a gender-responsive manner;
Produce a knowledge product on gender-sensitive early warning systems to prevent violent extremism; and,
Disseminate messages of gender equality, social cohesion, peacebuilding, and prevention of violent extremism at the community level and among decision-makers.
The budget range for this proposal should be 120,000 USD to 145,000 USD.
The project implementation is expected to start soon as possible upon signing of a Project Cooperation Agreement for a period of approximately seven (7) months from February to September 2022.
Legally registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions and centers in the Philippines with a proven track record in promoting gender equality, women’s empowerment, peace and PVE, and existing operational capacities in relevant sectors are eligible to submit proposals.
Organizations or institutions based in Mindanao or BARMM is an advantage.
Must be legally registered in the Philippines
At least 5 years of operation with a minimum of 3 years of specific experiences on promoting gender and peace and preventing violent extremism in the BARMM such as capacity development and community organizing
Demonstrated a strong track record in research and/or in developing knowledge products on gender, peace and preventing violent extremism
Demonstrated advocacy and engagement in various forms of media (print, radio, television), including social media
Strong experience in project management and implementation
Proven organizational experiences in working with a diverse set of gender and peace stakeholders such as women’s groups, youth, and other marginalized groups such as indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, other minorities, among others, as well as media, community, traditional and religious leaders, and government law and policy makers. Engagement with such groups in Mindanao or BARMM is an advantage.
Team members will be assessed on the following:
Team Leader, the overall team leader should have:
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Politics, Law, Human Rights, Gender, Women Studies, Peace Studies, or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in gender and peace and preventing violent extremism in the Philippines. Experience in working in conflict and post-conflict areas in Mindanao or BARMM is an advantage.
Substantive experience in managing peace projects; strong gender focus is preferred.
Excellent communication skills and fluent in English and Filipino. Knowledge of Mindanao and/or BARMM languages an advantage.
Team members, facilitators, and other members will be assessed on the following:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Politics, Law, Human Rights, Gender, Women Studies, Peace Studies, or related field.
Substantive experience in advocacy, capacity development, community organizing, research, knowledge product development including information, education and communication materials on gender, peace and preventing violent extremism. Experience in working in conflict and post-conflict areas in Mindanao or BARMM is an advantage.
Substantive experience in implementing peace projects; strong gender focus is preferred.
Fluent in English and Filipino. Knowledge of Mindanao and/or BARMM languages an advantage.
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