The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean, seeks to partner with Responsible Parties (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGOs] to: Implement advocacy campaigns to promote positive social norms and practices on gender equality and raise awareness of the importance of more inclusive and sustainable policies in the Caribbean to achieve sustainable development.
Autonomous social movements and relevant CSOs, including those representing youth and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization, more effectively influence and advance progress on GEWE and ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).
The MCO Caribbean’s Work Plan 2022-2025 is grounded on these priorities:
- Outcome 1: Regional institutions, national governments and civil society in CARICOM generate, analyse, publicise, and utilise gender statistics to design and adopt laws, systems and policies to eliminate discrimination, address structural inequalities and promote the adoption of attitudes, norms and practices that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Caribbean.
- Outcome 2.1: More productive and competitive business ecosystems designed to improve people’s standards of living.
- Outcome 2.2: People in the Caribbean equitably access and utilize universal, quality and shock-responsive, social protection, education, health, and care services.
- Outcome 3: Regional and national laws, policies, systems, and institutions improve access to justice and promote peace, social cohesion, and security.
- Outcome 4: Caribbean people, communities, and institutions have enhanced their adaptive capacity for inclusive, gender responsive Disaster Risk Management and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Total Budget: $USD15,000 equivalent for up to $163,500 USD CSOs.
- Responsible Party must be a Registered Non-Governmental Organization/Civil Society Organisation
- At least 10 years’ experience supportingpolicy development for and/or with governments of developing states is required.
- At least 5 years’ experience working on human rights, gender and violence against women and girls is required.
- At least 5 years’ experience developing communications products and/or working with the media is required.
- At least 3 years’ experience with coalition or movement building, or in supporting dialogues on women’s rights issues and/or VAWG.
- At least 5 years’ experience working in the CARICOM region. Joint applications between NGOS in the target countries with proven experience working in both countries may also be accepted.
For more information, visit https://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/stories/announcement/2022/05/call-for-proposals-for-responsible-parties-csos