The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean, seeks to partner with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to provide support to women’s rights groups, CSOs, and relevant stakeholders through the coordination of actions aimed at increasing opportunities and support to women’s rights groups to share knowledge, network, partner and jointly advocate for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (GEWE) and ending violence against women and girls (VAWG), including family violence, at sub-national, national, regional and global levels.
The overall goal of the Spotlight Initiative in Jamaica is to reduce Family Violence. Guided by the ecological theory that underpins the connections between family and society, the ecological model is utilised to address the causes, consequences, and response to family violence, as well as the issue of normalization of violence in Jamaica, so that family violence is seen and treated as a public issue. The initiative will focus its intervention in four parishes exposed to high level of violence: St. Thomas, Clarendon, Westmoreland and the Kingston and St. Andrew Metropolitan Area.
The key pillars of the Spotlight Initiative include:
- Pillar 1: Laws and Policies
- Pillar 2: Institutional Capacities
- Pillar 3: Social Norms and Behaviours
- Pillar 4: Services
- Pillar 5: Data Availability and Utilisation
- Pillar 6: Women’s Rights Groups, Autonomous Social Movements and CSOs
- Available amount: USD 24,000 to USD 25,500
- The expected duration of this partnership is from 10th October 2022 – 30th June 2023
It is expected that women’s rights groups and relevant CSOs will have increased opportunities and support to share knowledge, network, partner and jointly advocate for GEWE and ending VAWG, including family violence, with relevant stakeholders at sub-national, national, regional and global levels.
With this in mind, resources are being made available within the SI, for a CSO to Facilitate connectivity to create a “Spotlight CSO Community of Practice” in the Caribbean through South-South exchanges within the Caribbean for Women’s Rights Organisations and Social Justice Organisations. CSOs are invited to:
- Host hybrid sessions (virtual and in-person) between gender equality and social justice organizations in Jamaica with counterpart organizations in other Caribbean Spotlight countries to share joint strategies, lessons learned, best practice and advocacy tools.
- Support the integration of grassroots organizations, rural CSOs and CBOs in South-South discourse.
Country to be covered: Jamaica
- Technical/functional competencies required;
- Responsible Party must be a Registered Non-Governmental Organization.
- At least 3 years’ experience implementing initiatives on human rights, community development, gender equality and women’s rights, including the elimination of violence against women and girls.
- At least 3 years’ experience working within communities and with key and vulnerable stakeholders
- At least 3 years’ experience hosting conferences, sensitization or capacity strengthening sessions on human rights issues, gender equality and violence against women.
- At least 3 years’ experience working in Jamaica
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
- Previous experience working with the United Nations.
- UN-Women are soliciting proposals from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Women’s organizations or entities are highly encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit https://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/stories/news/2022/09/spotlight-jamaica-call-for-proposal-cfp-001-for-civil-society-organizations-csos