Open Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in Pakistan
UN Women is offering grants to innovative and catalytic initiatives under the “Women’s Economic Empowerment” project.
The project (WEE) will work directly with at least 1,750 women workers and women-owned businesses in two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, namely Khyber and Swabi, mobilizing them, forming them into functioning groups, and connecting them with a range of services and resources. Efforts will also be made to train these women to maintain a mobile financial wallet through linkage with relevant service providers.
This project will incorporate Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) as a cross cutting theme. All direct women beneficiaries, multiple indirect beneficiaries and stakeholders will be exposed to training, sensitization and orientation sessions on EVAWG.
Funding Information & Duration
The budget range for this proposal should be USD 140,000 – USD 160,000.
The project duration is 18 months:
Start Date: 1st July 2022
End Date: 31st December 2023
The project proposes the following outcome/output/activities:
An enabling environment is created for improved agency and access to services and skills for women workers (WWs) and women-owned businesses (WOBs).
WWs and WOBs have enhanced capacity and marketable skills to operate micro enterprises.
WWs and WOBs have improved access to financial institutions and vocational training centers.
More platforms exist for increased collective action of WWs and WOBs.
WWs and WOBs operate in safer and harassment-free working spaces.
Improved knowledge and understanding of EVAWG to reduce violence risk.
At least 05 years of experience in designing and implementation of similar activities.
Reputed nationally registered organization with representative office in Pakistan and outreach in mentioned areas of intervention.
Proven track record of working in the area of women’s economic empowerment and sustainable livelihoods.
Previous work experience with UN agencies or other international development agencies is an advantage.
Ability to communicate in local language.
Valid MoU with/NOC from EAD/Relevant Provincial Authorities to implement projects in the province.
A verifiable reputation of integrity and competence.
For more information, visit https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2022/04/call-for-proposals-unw-ap-pak-cfp-2022-005-womens-economic-empowerment-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa