Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Participation and Engagement of Women in Governance and Peacebuilding Processes in Sri Lanka

Deadline: 26 July 2017

The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Multi Country Office (MCO) for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka is seeking proposals from civil society organisations for its programme “Strengthening the Participation and Engagement of Women in Governance and Peacebuilding Processes in Sri Lanka”.

UN Women will focus on promoting women’s leadership and participation to strengthen their role in decision-making processes to develop a peacebuilding agenda that is broadly owned, open and transparent.

Objectives

  • Increase capacity among select women political candidates and local leaders (women and men) to promote engagement of women in governance and peacebuilding processes, through catalytic interventions and development of a certification/accreditation programme on women’s leadership with a focus on post-conflict peacebuilding processes.
  • Build the capacities of national and sub-national institutions, including political parties, to ensure policies, plans, and budgets are gender-responsive.
  • Promote increased civic engagement on issues related to governance, reconciliation and peacebuilding, particularly through the use of ‘new media’.

Outputs

  • Increased capacity among select women political candidates and local leaders (women and men) to promote engagement of women in governance and peacebuilding processes.
  • Increased capacity of national and sub-national institutions, including political parties, to ensure policies, plans, and budgets are gender-responsive.
  • Women leaders promote increased civic engagement on issues related to governance, reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant NGO must have/be:

  • Demonstrable experience in working on promoting women’s participation in governance processes in Sri Lanka.
  • Considerable experience in working on women’s engagement in peace and security issues/processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of holding dialogues with relevant officials from national and subnational levels and advocacy with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive understanding of gender issues.
  • Strong linkages with local grassroots women’s organisations, networks and movements (particularly those working on issues of women’s participation in governance/decision making).
  • Ability to scale up and work with other national, regional and international partners is highly desirable.
  • A registered organisation in Sri Lanka.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Sri Lanka

For more information, please visit UN Women.

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