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CFPs: Strengthening Capacities for Education and Training on issues of Women’s Human Rights and Peace – Guatemala

CFPs: Strengthening Capacities for Education and Training on issues of Women’s Human Rights and Peace – Guatemala

Deadline: 28-Apr-2024

The UN Women is inviting applications to strengthen institutional capacities for education and training on issues of women’s human rights, peace and conflict resolution and developing training processes at the national level territorial on the same topics.

The United Nations agency UN Women, drawing on the vision of equality enshrined in the United Nations Charter, works to eliminate discrimination against women and girls; for the empowerment of women, and to achieve equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, for human rights, in humanitarian actions, and in peace and security. By placing women’s rights at the center of its work, UN Women will lead and coordinate the efforts of the United Nations System to ensure that commitments to gender equality and mainstreaming are translated into action around the world. At the same time, it will exercise substantive and coherent leadership to support the priorities and efforts of Member States, building an effective partnership with government, civil society, as well as other relevant actors.

Priority Areas

  • The six priority areas are:
    • Increase women’s leadership and participation
    • Increase women’s access to economic empowerment and opportunities
    • Prevent violence against women and girls and expand access to services
    • Increase women’s leadership in peace, security and humanitarian response activities
    • Strengthen the responsiveness of plans and budgets to gender equality at all levels
    • Implementation of a comprehensive set of global norms, policies and benchmarks on gender equality and women’s empowerment that are dynamic, responsive to new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities, and firmly lay the foundation for the adoption of actions by governments and other stakeholders at all levels.

Funding Information

  • Project 1: Project Consolidating infrastructure to sustain peace
    • Product 1.1: Increased knowledge and skills for the approach to the prevention and transformation of social conflicts by COPADEH and the state institutions that make up the peace infrastructures
      • Amount: USD45,000-USD50,000
    • Product 2.1: Knowledge and skills developed in civil society for their informed participation in addressing processes for the prevention and transformation of social conflict.
      • Amount: USD43,000-USD45,000
  • Project 2: Project Addressing electoral conflict from a comprehensive perspective
    • Product 1.2: Increased capacity of the TSE to comprehensively address conflict in prioritized municipalities through prospective strategic analysis, including electoral violence and political violence against women and youth
      • Amount: USD43,000-USD45,000
    • Product 1.4: The capacities of the TSE are strengthened for the incorporation of the youth approach and the incorporation of youth in the strategies and implementation of actions at the national and territorial level for the comprehensive approach to conflict.
      • Amount: USD20,000-USD25,000
  • Duration
    • The activities linked to the Consolidating infrastructures to sustain peace project must be carried out in the period from May to July 2024.
    • The activities linked to the project Addressing electoral conflict from a comprehensive perspective must be carried out in the period from May to November 2024.

Required Services/Results

  • The organization will be responsible for the execution of activities that contribute to the development of products to achieve the results of two projects, ensuring coordinated work, empowerment and leadership of women in the interventions. The proposal can articulate both projects or focus on one of them.
    • From the project Consolidating infrastructures to sustain peace
      • The project, in alliance with the State and civil society institutions, will develop actions to generate greater institutional capacities and conditions for equal citizen participation in inclusive, democratic and intercultural dialogic spaces that lead to the transformation of conflicts in a preventive and collaborative manner.
        • Result 1: The state institutions that make up the peace infrastructures, coordinated by COPADEH, improve the approach to the prevention and transformation of social conflicts
          • Result 1 of the project is aimed at working with the State, mainly with COPADEH as the coordinating entity of the institutions with a mandate on peacebuilding and conflict prevention and transformation. Participatory, intercultural and inclusive dialogic processes will be promoted for the prevention and transformation of social conflicts.
        • Result 2: Organized civil society as part of the infrastructure for peace increases the quality of its informed participation in dialogic and decision-making processes for the prevention and transformation of social conflicts.
          • Result 2 aims to work with organized civil society, especially with organizations of women, youth, indigenous peoples, farmers and the private sector so that, first, they have the necessary competencies and skills to participate in conflict prevention and transformation processes, and second, spaces for intra- and intersectoral strategic dialogue can be generated to address and reach consensus on key issues that affect the governance of the country. Some of these key issues are related to issues of development, lands and natural resources, and the rights of indigenous peoples to prior, free and informed consultation.
    • From the project Addressing electoral conflict from a comprehensive perspective
      • The project seeks to generate favorable conditions so that the different stages of the electoral process are developed in an environment of peace and democratic culture at the national and territorial level, with high participation of women, indigenous populations, other traditionally marginalized populations and with a history of low participation. electoral.
        • Result 1: The TSE prevents and responds to electoral conflict from a gender equality perspective
          • Result 1 of the project is aimed at ensuring that the conflict surrounding the electoral process has been addressed by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) in a coordinated and comprehensive manner, as the highest authority in electoral matters, independent, not subordinated to any State agency. and whose main mission is the organization of electoral processes, through the guarantee of will in a transparent and inclusive environment. To this end, the national and local coordination spaces of the TSE will be strengthened, which aim to prevent conflict associated with the 2022-2023 electoral process. It also aims to promote a collaborative instance and spaces between the TSE, youth and women at the central and local level, with special emphasis on very high-risk municipalities that will repeat municipal elections, to strengthen their participation and as agents of transformation of the conflict.

Eligible Activities

  • General Activities:
    • Participate in monthly coordination meetings with UN Women and with the technical team designated by State agencies.
    • Follow the guidelines regarding intellectual property, visibility and use of the image and logo of UN Women and the Peacebuilding Fund.
    • Maintain effective coordination with UN Women to reach the products in the required times, as well as alert of important risks that may generate deviations in the scope of the products.
    • Maintain active communication with UN Women and manage and facilitate joint visits to follow up and monitor the implementation of the project, including the use of activity monitoring instruments to be provided by UN Women.
    • Prepare and present quarterly narrative and financial reports in accordance with UN Women guidelines and requirements, including the technical documents generated, in PDF version and editable version as appropriate.
  • Project Consolidating infrastructure to sustain peace
    • Result 1: The state institutions that make up the peace infrastructures, coordinated by COPADEH, improve the approach to the prevention and transformation of social conflicts
    • Product 1.1: Increased knowledge and skills for the approach to the prevention and transformation of social conflicts by COPADEH and the state institutions that make up the peace infrastructures
      • Actions
        • Strengthening the academic offering of the Presidential Commission for Peace and Human Rights in human rights, women’s human rights and the global agenda of women, peace and security
      • Indicative activities
        • Develop 12 to 16 training modules as part of the academic offering of the Presidential Commission for Peace and Human Rights on human rights, women’s human rights and the global agenda of women, peace and security, including (minimum) elaboration of:
          • Methodological guides for facilitation/teaching
          • Bibliographic references and reference documents for the contents as appropriate
          • Preparation of teaching material of the contents, including audio/visual material
          • Questionnaires and practical evaluation exercises of the developed contents
          • Digital mediation of 30% of the training modules developed for potential use on virtual training platforms.
    • Result 2: Organized civil society as part of the infrastructure for peace increases the quality of its informed participation in dialogic and decision-making processes for the prevention and transformation of social conflicts.
    • Product 2.1: Knowledge and skills developed in civil society for their informed participation in addressing processes for the prevention and transformation of social conflict.
      • Actions
        • Development of training processes with civil society women’s organizations, community leaders to increase their knowledge and strengthen their capacities to participate in dialogue spaces based on new knowledge about: culture of peace, human rights, women’s leadership, conflict transformation, with a transversal gender approach.
      • Indicative activities
        • Preparation of curricular frameworks:
          • Curriculum in culture of peace, human rights, conflict transformation, with a gender focus and socio-emotional support aimed at community leaders and women’s organizations.
          • Curriculum on new masculinities aimed at community leaders of the intervention municipalities.
        • Preparation of teaching material mediated with popular education methodologies, including audiovisual (short clips/videos), in Spanish and the Ixil language
        • Facilitation in the Ixil language, 6 to 8 training sessions in each intervention municipality with women leaders and organizations in the municipalities of Quiché: Cotzal, Chajul and Nebaj; A total of 25-30 female leaders should be considered in each municipality.
        • Facilitation in the Ixil language, of at least 3 training sessions in each intervention municipality with community leaders in the municipalities of Quiché, Cotzal, Chajul and Nebaj; A total of 10-15 leaders should be considered in each municipality.
        • Number of women leaders with new knowledge acquired about the culture of peace, human rights, conflict transformation (disaggregated by age, ethnicity and location).
        • Number of leaders with new knowledge acquired new masculinities (broken down by age, ethnicity and location).
  • Project Addressing electoral conflict from a comprehensive perspective
    • Result 1: The TSE prevents and responds to electoral conflict from a gender equality perspective
    • Product 1.2 Increased capacity of the TSE to comprehensively address conflict in prioritized municipalities through prospective strategic analysis, including electoral violence and political violence against women and youth
      • Actions
        • Strengthening the academic offer of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for the comprehensive approach to electoral conflict and prevention of political violence against women
      • Indicative activities
        • Develop 8 to 12 training modules as part of the academic offering of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on the prevention of electoral conflict with a gender perspective and the prevention of political violence against women in electoral contexts, including (minimum) the preparation of:
          • Methodological guides for facilitation/teaching
          • Bibliographic references and reference documents for the contents as appropriate
          • Preparation of teaching material of the contents, including audio/visual material
          • Questionnaires and practical evaluation exercises of the developed contents
          • Digital mediation of 40% of the training modules developed for potential use on virtual training platforms.
    • Result 1: The TSE prevents and responds to electoral conflict from a gender equality perspective
    • Product 1.4 Strengthened the capacities of the TSE for the incorporation of the youth approach and the incorporation of youth in the strategies and implementation of actions at the national and territorial level for the comprehensive approach to conflict.
      • Actions
        • Development of a hybrid higher course with young women in a culture of peace in electoral processes, women’s leadership and prevention of political violence against women
      • Indicative activities
        • Development of a curricular framework for a higher course on women’s participation in decision-making spaces, prevention of political violence against women and culture of peace in electoral processes
        • Development of teaching material, including audiovisual (short clips/videos)
        • Facilitation of diploma sessions; A total of 50-60 spaces should be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Required technical/functional competencies:
    • Non-governmental organization with five years of being legally constituted.
    • Non-governmental organization with technical personnel specialized in human rights, particularly women’s human rights.
    • Demonstrable experience of at least five years in accompanying processes for the implementation and management of international cooperation projects, providing training, technical assistance with a gender perspective and for the advancement of women’s human rights at the local level and with government institutions.
    • Demonstrable experience of at least three years in project management or technical support to government entities.
    • Previous experience in managing grants in the topics contemplated in these Terms of Reference.
    • Experience in strengthening capacities and increasing knowledge with women’s organizations, leaders and public officials.
    • Experience in technical support to government institutions in training/academic processes.
    • Demonstrable experience in the preparation of financial reports, reports on the use of funds, management of supporting accounting documentation.

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