The project “Improving Safety of Women in Serbia” is anchored in the normative frameworks of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention)1 , and is also in alignment with EU accession standards. The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a direct agreement with UN Women.
The project will target women’s CSOs and support them to implement context-specific outreach activities to inform rural women of the available and accessible mechanisms for protection from VAWG and gender-based discrimination. In this context, UN Women is issuing a Call for Proposals to select Responsible Parties to contribute to the project.
In this regard, the chosen CSO is expected to undertake activities under the following indicators:
- Number of rural women reached by innovative outreach programs and awareness-raising activities and informed about protection mechanisms related to VAWG, gender-based discrimination and stereotypes.
- Number of women’s CSOs supported by project to implement outreach programs to rural women and girls.
- The budget range for this proposal should be up to USD 20,000.
- The project is expected to be carried out in a 12-month period, i.e. between the months of April 2021 and April 2022.
- Technical/functional competencies required:
- Proven experience in promoting and strengthening the human rights of women in general and rural women in particular;
- Proven experience in advocacy and capacity building engagement on the Istanbul Convention and CEDAW provisions and standards;
- Proven experience in managing projects related to ending violence against women (EVAW);
- Experience in directly providing information about services and measures available to women survivors of violence, particularly those in rural areas;
- Focusing on the empowerment of women and using a gender specific approach is required.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services:
- Experience in distributing the information on EVAW and women’s rights in the Serbian context will be an asset;
- Experience in facilitating the exchange of ideas on EVAW and women’s rights will be an asset;
- Previous experience in working with UN entities will be an asset.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=73965