UN Women Proposals Call: Promoting Participation for Peace in Somalia
UN Women seeks proposals from registered Women CBOs and Women CSOs working in Somalia with a track record in gender, women peace and security, community mobilization and media engagement to design and implement interventions that are aimed at increasing peace building and conflict reconciliation efforts of women through the promotion of positive portrayal of women in community mobilization and capacity building support to potential women peace advocates
The Somalia Programme on Women, Peace and Reconciliation is implemented by UN Women as the lead UN entity in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) through the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development (MOWHRD).
The objective of this programme is to create an enabling environment to promote participation and inclusion of women in decisions and efforts related to conflict prevention and resolution, women’s safety and security. The programme is contributing to the elimination of violence against women (EVAW), and also promotes the socio-economic recovery of women.
Outcome 2: Enhanced Women’s leadership and participation in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and reconciliation is increased at community, federal and state levels.
Output 1.2: Women-led CSOs and gender equality advocates are capacitated to lobby for women’s meaningful participation as agents of change in national reconciliation and conflict prevention and resolution.
Output 1.3: Women’s voice and agency strengthened, and communities are mobilized to address and prevent violence against women and girls.
Output 1.2 & 1.3 will entail the following.
Identify and mobilize Somali women leaders as Agents of Change (Peacebuilders)
Establish a WPS coordination platform with a linkage to the women Charter platforms in peace and mediation, experience-sharing workshops at federal and member-state levels
Train Somali women leaders, traditional authorities, religious leaders, clan elders and youth networks to participate in national reconciliation and conflict prevention processes.
Facilitate dialogues between religious leaders, Clan leaders and Women Leaders in establishing community peacebuilding initiatives.
The budget range for this proposal should be 50,000-80,000.
The project is to last tentatively from 15th October 2020 – 30th December 2020.
The Call for Implementing Partners is open to Women CSOs and Women CBOs in Somalia. Applications are encouraged particularly from women’s organizations which focus on:
Extensive experience to implement interventions that aim at transforming social norms so that women are recognized as legitimate and effective leaders in Peace-building and Conflict Reconciliation.
Demonstrated experience in implementing projects related to women’s participation in peace-building/conflict resolution and women’s participation in politics and leadership.
Experience in working with stakeholders (established women’s CSOs and networks), the government (including the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, Ministry of Constitution, Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation and National Electoral Commission), Justice and Security sectors, traditional authorities, religious leaders, clan elders and UN on advocacy and awareness-raising activities on women’s equal political participation, engagement in constitutional review, and inclusion of women’s participation measures into electoral legal framework development processes.
Prior experience in engaging with media houses and capacity to establish virtual platforms for advocacy, communication and outreach.
Applicant organization must have the capacity to establish unified voice of women CSOs and experience in leading grass-root movement building.
Experience in implementing United Nations funded projects is an added advantage.
Focus on disadvantaged groups, including those with disabilities, living in poverty or otherwise especially excluded, and ensuring responsiveness to diversity.
Coordination and multi-sectorial partnerships, including among government organizations, nongovernmental organizations, women’s and other civil society groups.
Commitment to sharing knowledge, by documenting, evaluating and disseminating results, and working with UN Women staff.
Priority placed on sustainability of results.
Applying partners must introduce a section for knowledge management to showcase how they will mobilize, disseminate and ensure action from knowledge generated from this project.
Other competencies, which can be an asset for the performance of services:
Applicant organization must have been in existence for at least 5 years in Somalia.
The organization must be duly registered as a non-profit organization in Somalia.
The organization must have the required organizational structures and facilities including well equipped offices.
The organization must have an appreciable and credible financial management system.
The organization must have undergone a financial audit over the past 3 years and can avail the audit reports.
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