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UN Women announces CFPs to address Gender Stereotypes and Discriminatory Social Norms

UN Women announces CFPs to address Gender Stereotypes and Discriminatory Social Norms


Deadline: 12-Oct-20

UN Women has announced a call for proposals to address civil society organizations of six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine).

The support offered under this CFP is expected to contribute to tackling and combating gender stereotypes and adverse social norms as the underlying causes of gender inequality and violence against women as its most pervasive form. The initiatives will be complementary to the activities implemented by UN Women and UNFPA under the joint program “EU4Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence” program, funded by the European Union” in six program countries.

The proposals suggesting multi-country cooperation between civil society organizations from six countries are encouraged to be submitted. Such multi-country proposals may involve two or more program countries, out of those six listed below. In such a case, the proposal should be submitted by one leading CSOs.

Armenia: The proponents are invited to submit proposals to be implemented in three targeted marzes that are the focus regions of the EU in Armenia: Tavush, Shirak, and Lori marzes. The proposals should suggest capacity development, awareness-raising, advocacy, communication, social mobilization, and/or other creative solutions to address gender stereotypes, social norms, and discriminatory practices against women and girls.
Azerbaijan: The proponents are invited to submit proposals that can be implemented across the country. The proposals should suggest capacity development, awareness-raising, advocacy, communication, social mobilization, and/or other creative solutions address gender stereotypes, social norms, and discriminatory practices against women and girls.
Belarus: The proponents are invited to submit proposals that can be implemented across the country. The proposals should suggest capacity development, awareness-raising, advocacy, communication, and/or other creative solutions to address gender stereotypes, social norms, and discriminatory practices against women and girls.
Georgia: The proponents are invited to submit proposals to be implemented in three targeted regions that are the focus regions of the EU in Georgia: Guria and Imereti (and the capital Tbilisi). The proposals should suggest capacity development, awareness-raising, advocacy, communication, social mobilization, and/or other creative solutions to address gender stereotypes, social norms, and discriminatory practices against women and girls.
Moldova: The proponents are invited to submit proposals that can be implemented in the two selected districts (Straseni and Falesti) The proposals should suggest capacity development, awareness-raising, advocacy, communication, and/or other creative solutions to address gender stereotypes, social norms, and discriminatory practices against women and girls.
Ukraine: The proponents are invited to submit proposals that can be implemented at the specific selected locations Kyiv and Odesa (municipalities); Vinnytsia municipality and region; Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. The proposals should suggest capacity development, awareness-raising, advocacy, communication, social mobilization, and/or other creative solutions to address gender stereotypes, social norms, and discriminatory practices against women and girls.
Funding Information

The budget range for this proposal should fall between a minimum indicative amount of USD 10,000 and a maximum amount of USD 50,000.
The foreseen starting date of the project is 1 November 2020.
The implementation period – a minimum of 5 months – maximum of 10 months.
Criteria

Proponents should propose interventions that explore innovative ideas to address and tackle rigid gender norms, gender stereotypes, and harmful masculinities.
As part of the proposal, the proponents should submit a risk assessment matrix that will include risks associated with the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic and respective mitigation measures, including specific measures and options for the realization of proposed actions and results.
The proposals should suggest instruments to be used to measure the effectiveness of the suggested intervention.
The proponents are encouraged to cooperate with the national and local authorities on the implementation of the suggested initiatives. The proponents may also partner with other relevant organizations to complement their expertise, outreach capacity, and build the capacities of grassroots organizations. Partners may be CSOs, but also community-based groups/organizations, individuals, academic institutions, or others.
The proponents may partner with civil society organization from one of six program countries and submit a multi-country proposal. In this case, the proposal should be submitted by a leading CSO and clearly explain the purpose and added value of cross-country cooperation.
Proposals shall include documentation of lessons learned and good practices within the intervention.
Competencies

Technical/functional competencies required:

At least 2 years of documented successful track record in the area of work contained.
Proven in-house expertise in working on issues around gender equality, women empowerment, ending violence against women and children, combating gender stereotypes, and harmful social norms, as well as delivering results in it.
At least 2 years’ experience in the management of projects with similar size of the one submitted under this Call.
Language: national language. Knowledge of English. Russian is an asset.
The following competencies are considered an asset in proponents’ performance:

Good knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues, as well as needs of vulnerable groups of women;
Experience in establishing and nurturing partnerships with local public authorities, non-governmental, media and other stakeholders towards the achieving of set goals;
Experience in working at national, local, and community levels.
For more information, visit https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2020/09/unw-eca-eca-cfp-2020-002

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