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UN Women announces Call for Proposals for Implementing Partners (Civil Society Organizations) – Trinidad & Tobago

UN Women announces Call for Proposals for Implementing Partners (Civil Society Organizations) – Trinidad & Tobago

Deadline: 15 May 2020

UN Women invites Call for Proposal (CFP) for Implementing Partners – (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs) Development and Implementation of a Social Accountability Strategy for Monitoring of the National Strategic Action Plan for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence (NSAP-GBV) in TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) – The Spotlight Initiative.

The overall goal of the Spotlight Initiative in Trinidad and Tobago is to reduce Family Violence. This will be done through ensuring implementation of integrated, quality and accessible services and prevention approaches. This approach recognises that an architecture of laws, policies and institutions are in place for addressing family violence. Spotlight will build on, consolidate and scale up this progress whilst addressing the significant implementation deficits and programmatic gaps.

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It is expected that women’s rights advocates’ and CSOs capacities to use social accountability mechanisms to support their advocacy and influence on prevention and response to VAWG are strengthened.

With this in mind, resources are being made available within the SI, for CSOs to:

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Support community advocacy with a focus on adolescent girls to promote positive social norms and practices on gender equality, healthy relationships, and self-esteem (1 CSO- USD 50,000 equivalent); and
Strengthen Peer Networks among CBOs and CSOs to better advocate for and monitor FV service delivery with key government stakeholders and the public (2 CSOs- USD 22,500 equivalent each).

The key pillars of the Spotlight Initiative include:

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Pillar 1: Laws and Policies
Pillar 2: Institutional Capacities
Pillar 3: Social Norms and Behaviours
Pillar 4: Services
Pillar 5: Data Availability and Utilisation
Pillar 6: Women’s Rights Groups, Autonomous Social Movements and CSOs
In Trinidad and Tobago, UN Women will lead on Pillars 1, 2 and 6; UNFPA will lead on Pillar 5; UNDP will co-lead with PAHO on Pillar 4; and UNICEF will co-lead with UNFPA on Pillar 3.


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The expected duration of this partnership is from 25 May 2020 – 24 April 2022

Countries to be covered

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Trinidad and Tobago

Reporting Obligations

Submit Progress / Status Report on a monthly basis in line with UN Women guidelines and requirements.
Submit a final report at the end of the project period.
Eligibility Criteria

UNWOMEN is soliciting proposals from Civil society Organization (CSOs).
Women’s organizations or entities are highly encouraged to apply.

Technical/functional competencies required;
Implementing Partners must be a Registered Non-Governmental Organization.
At least 5 years’ experience implementing initiatives on gender equality and women’s rights, including the elimination of violence against women.
At least 5 years’ experience producing knowledge products and research on violence against women.
At least 5 years’ experience working in Trinidad and Tobago.
Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
Previous experience working with the United Nations.
For more information, visit https://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2020/5/cfp-for-implementing-partners-csos—cfp-no-0001

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