UN Women Call for Proposals: Reducing Violence Against Women in Macedonia


Deadline: 31 October 2018

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) to submit proposals to develop and implement a Strategic Communication Programme for Achieving Specific Behavioural Results with regard to reducing Violence against Women (VAW) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”.

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Scope of the Project

Thorough and extensive research has been conducted on the multiple factors that influence the construction and evolution of gender stereotypes. However, more information is needed on the specific factors, including norms and attitudes at community and individual levels that perpetuate gender-discriminatory stereotypes and contribute to violence against women. The relationship between attitudes, social norms, and behaviour is complex.

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Methodology and Tools

The COMBI Plan to be developed with technical assistance from UN Women should include:

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  • Introduction and Background
  • Statement of Overall Objective
  • Statement of Specific Behavioural Objective(s)
  • Summary of Market/Formative Research which offers insights into the factors which influence VAW behaviour and which would also influence the reduction of VAW
  • Presentation of a Communication Strategy for achieving specific behavioural outcomes re reducing VAW.
  • Presentation of a detailed Implementation Action Plan, with a schedule of activities.
  • Presentation of how the COMBI Plan will be managed
  • Presentation of a management/monitoring plan.
  • Presentation of a Behavioural Impact Evaluation Plan
  • Budget

Funding Information

The proposed intervention size and budget request will have to fall between a minimum indicative amount of USD 55,000 and a maximum amount of USD 60,000. All currency exchanges will be calculated using the UN Operational Exchange Rate as per the date of submission of proposal. For October 2018, UNORE Exchange rate is 1USD: 52.6666 MKD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women’s CSOs/women’s CSOs networks and platforms that have specialized knowledge, expertise, and track record of working in он women’s human rights and ending violence against women;
  • Civil society organizations working on gender equality and women’s empowerment with track record of working on ending discrimination and violence against women;
  • All applicants must be legally registered in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Important notes

  • Each application can only be submitted by a single organization.
  • Proposals from more than one organization or entity must clearly indicate which organization will take lead responsibility for project management and contractual obligations.
  • Transfer of funds by the Applicant Organization to UN Agencies, private sector entities, International NGOs and International Organizations will not be allowed.
  • UN Women will sign contracts with and disburse funds to the applicant organization only.
  • Eligible organizations currently partnering with UN Women may apply under this call for proposals.

Non-eligible applicant organizations

The following are NOT eligible to apply to this call for proposal:

  • Government agencies or institutions
  • UN agencies
  • International CSOs
  • Bilateral or multilateral organizations, financial institutions, development agencies
  • Private sector entities
  • Private individuals
  • CSOs which do not have any experience working on gender equalit

How to Apply

Please send all required application documents in one email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Macedonia

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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