UN Women Call for Proposals for CSOs in Sudan
UN Women has announced a call for proposals for supporting women’s participation in inclusive peacebuilding in Blue Nile and enhancing gender-based violence survivors’ access to justice and quality services through the strengthening of the women’s movement at state, locality and community levels.
The project will also foster a women’s agenda and build the capacity of service providers, justice, and security sectors.
The call for proposals prioritizes organizations based in Blue Nile and encourages other CSOs based elsewhere to apply in partnership with CSOs based in Blue Nile Region. The call for proposals encourages innovative initiatives aimed at achieving transformational change in access tojustice to survivors of women, in social norms and gender roles that hinder women’s access to decision-making, peacebuilding dialogues and justice.
UN Women seeks to engage partners to support the implementation of the joint project Outcome 1: The socio-economic stability of conflict-affected communities is strengthened through the development of gender-transformative climate-resilient livelihood, specifically Output 1.2: Proactive measures to protect women from natural resource-related violence and enhance access to justice adopted in selected communities. Proposals received should also have linkages tothe joint project Outcome 2: Local-level governance and conflict resolution mechanisms are strengthened through gender-responsive, inclusive and participatory processes in selected conflict-affected communities, specifically Output 2.2: New channels are established to link local-level peacebuilding processes to the peace process in Blue Nile state.
Outcome 1: The socio-economic stability of conflict-affected communities is strengthened through the development of gender-transformative climate-resilient livelihood
Output 1.2: Proactive measures to protect women from natural resource-related violence and enhance access to justice adopted in selected communities,
Suggested components under Output 1.2 include: Improving the quality of services available to GBV survivors and community response to GBV by:
Component 1: Establish 3 women centres in the 3 target localities with GBV referral system through: Construct 3 women centres, 1 in each locality, establish a 3 managing committees to ensure the operationalization of the centres, design sustainability plan, establish 3 locality-based referral pathways, enrich women centres with specialized staff (PSS, social workers), and support Launching and implementation of activities.
Component 2: Conduct specialized training (at state level) for 50 justice sectors (prosecutors, lawyers, judges, paralegal….ect) workers on conducting gender-sensitive investigations and prosecutions, informed by a survey conducted on the number of women who access justice and a capacity assessment of the justice sector
Component 3: Conduct specialized trainings (1 per locality + 1 at state level) for 200 police officers on gender-sensitive collection of reports, investigations, evidence, and data collection, informed by a capacity assessment of the security sector
Component 4: Conduct trainings for community leaders on prevention and protection from GBV, informed by a capacity assessment of the community leaders
Component 5: Conduct specialized trainings (1 per locality + 1 at state level) for 30 service providers at locality level and 10 at state level (PSS workers, social workers, health workers, case managers etc), informed by a capacity assessment of the service providers
Component 6: Revive 3 locality-based women protection networks in the 3 project localities, by conducting a capacity assessment to identify gaps and strengths, conduct 3 trainings on GBV protection, prevention and response and support the protection networks to conduct 2 advocacy campaigns at state level and 6 awareness campaign at community level
Component 7: Organize 4 policy dialogues between security and justice sector personnel, community leaders, service providers and women groups on protection from GBV and support all different stakeholders to define priorities and agenda through preparatory workshops
Outcome 2: Local-level governance and conflict resolution mechanisms are strengthened through gender-responsive, inclusive and participatory processes in selected conflict-affected communities:
Output 2.2: New channels are established to link local-level peacebuilding processes to the peace process in Blue Nile state.
Suggested components under Output 2.2 include: Strengthening the women’s movement in Blue Nile and promoting the definition of a women’s agenda by:
Component 1: Develop the institutional capacity of 3 women’s organizations at state level: mapping of the active women’s organizations at state, locality and community level, capacity assessment of the selected state level organizations, conducttailored trainingsto institutionally develop capacities of these organizationsinformed by the capacity assessment, a mapping of the ongoing interventions on social and economic rights, NRM and protection from GBV
Component 2:Conduct training on leadership and advocacy for 3 women organizations in each of the 3 localities, informed by a capacity assessment of the women organizations at locality level
Component 3:Establish and conduct training for 6 women groups in the targeted communities (1 per community) on leadership, negotiation, gender, accountability etc.
Component 4: Support the development of a women’s agenda shared between the community, locality, state and national level, by supporting local women groups at state, locality and community level to develop a women agenda on NRM, peace, socio economic and protection and by facilitating 4 dialogue forums between women organizations and groups at community, locality, state and national level to develop a state level women agenda in NRM, peace, socio economic and protection domains
The budget range for this proposal should be 300.000 – 500.000 USD.
The implementation period is for 16 months with starting date being 7th August 2022 and completion of services/results by, 07th December 2023 and narrative and financial report to be submitted no later than 07th January 2024.
The potential partners submitting proposals should be legally registered women-led and non-government organizations (NGOs) and NGO specialized in gender with a proven record of innovative and high-impact programmes on the advancement of gender equality and transformation of gender roles, the strengthening of the women’s movement, specifically at community and grassroot level and the enhancement the role of women in peacebuilding.
The potential partners submitting proposals under output 2.2 should have proven extensive experience working with women survivors/victims of GBV and on initiatives aimed at improving the quality of services available to GBV survivors and enhancing GBV survivors’ access to justice.
NGOs should be led by women or have a representative number of women at decision making level and have proven capacity to develop and implement innovative interventions with the strategic objective of strengthening women’s leadership, building capacity, and enhancing women’s empowerment specifically at grassroot level.
All applicants will have to demonstrate absorptive capacity and a financial management record commensurate with the grant request amount.
Technical/Functional competencies required:
Extensive experience in working on the women’s movement and women’s rights issues, including in economic, political, social or legal domains
Solid experience working on GBV prevention, protection and response and building the capacity of justice sector, security sector, communities and service providers on GBV prevention, protection and response
Experience in developing and implementing advocacy, capacity building and strategies on strengthening women’s movement
Experience of working on access to justice to women ad specifically survivors of GBV.
Track record of working with and organizing women who are most excluded from development and political process at community level
Experience and track records on applying Results Based Management and its application to key processes (e.g., planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation)
Experience in working in the targeted selected states
Relevant experience in partnership with UN Women or other UN Agencies, government, CSOs networks and other development actors
Have presence (an office with staff capacityOr have a partnership with a NGO with an office in Blue Nile) in the Blue Nile Region.
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