UN Women Call for Proposals: Spotlight Guyana – Public Accountability
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean, seeks to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Guyana, to rollout public accountability scorecards for EVAWG legislation, policies, and related services within the health, justice, security and social sectors using collaborative mechanisms and partnerships with CSOs.
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 (SI). The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The overall goal of the Spotlight Initiative in Guyana is to reduce Family Violence by addressing the root causes of violence against women and girls (VAWG) with an emphasis on prevention.
Pillar 6: Women’s Rights Groups, Autonomous Social Movements and Civil Society Organizations
- The project objectives will be met through the achievement of the following outcomes and outputs.
- Pillar 6 – Output 6.1
- It is expected that women’s rights groups and relevant CSOs, have increased opportunities and support to share knowledge, network, partner and jointly advocate for GEWE and ending VAWG, including DV/IPV, with relevant stakeholders at sub-national, national, regional and global levels.
- The resources being made available for this output under the Spotlight Initiative Guyana are as follows:
- One grant to a CSO to rollout public accountability scorecards) for EVAWG legislation, policies, and related services within the health, justice, security and social sectors using collaborative mechanisms and partnerships with CSOs. (20,000 USD equivalent).
- Pillar 6 – Output 6.1
- The target areas under the Spotlight Initiative Guyana are as follows:
- Indigenous communities of Region 1- Barima/Waini: Baramita and Matthews Ridge and Region 7 – Cuyuni/Mazaruni: Waramadong and Batavia.
- Coastal Communities of Region 4 – Demerara/Mahaica: East Coast corridor: Mon Repos to Good Hope, East Bank corridor: Diamond to Golden Grove
- Region 6- East Berbice/Corentyne: Central New Amsterdam and Angoy’s Avenue; Port Mourant and Tain.
- One grant will be provided at a value of 20,000 USD equivalent in local currency.
- Timeframe: Start date and end date for completion of required services/results
- The expected duration of this partnership is between 1st April 2023 – 30th September 2023. Extensions will not be permitted as programme closure will begin from October 2023, and to allow sufficient time for project and programme reporting.
Countries to be covered: Guyana.
- Technical/functional competencies required:
- Responsible Party must be a Registered Non-Governmental Organization/ Civil Society Organisation.
- At least 3 years’ experience working with gender equality and women’s rights, including elimination of violence against women.
- At least 3 years’ experience implementing GBV/VAWG programmes and initiatives.
- Experience with working with one or more of the identified population groups would be considered an asset.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
- Previous experience working on United Nations or donor-funded projects:
- An adequate number of trained professional and administrative staff or contractors to be able to implement, monitor and report on the project. Technical/functional competencies required.
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