- Women (refugee, displaced and host country nationals) contribute to, and benefit from, economic empowerment in ways that build their resilience and make it possible for them to attain more equitable relationships, free from violence.
- Women (displaced, refugee and host country nationals) access productive and financial assets and skills building opportunities, graduating from short-term interventions into longer-term employment opportunities – with a focus on entrepreneurship and job placement.
- Women (displaced, refugee and host country nationals) have increased access to comprehensive essential services, particularly in women-only centers, for preventing and responding to GBV.
In Iraq, women will be provided with Cash for Work opportunities and the work will be done with the support of a community-based CSO(s) in Al Anbar Governorate which have experience in income-generating activities for women in their local communities. The partner(s) will need to develop one vocational training manual or guideline for a specific vocational or business skill.
In Iraq, UN Women will support the established women safe spaces in Al Anbar Governorate that provide services to women, enable women/GBV survivors to receive case management, psychosocial, legal aid, and referral support through shelters and/or mobile and conduct relevant awareness raising related to GBV, raising awareness of men and women on women’s right and their role in their societies at large and the gendered impact of the COVID-19 in the targeted governorates.
UN Women will conduct regular visits to partner safe space to conduct regular monitoring visits, resulting in improved monitoring and reporting and contribute to collecting lessons learned and best practices. Regular monitoring allows UN Women to provide technical assistance and ensure that programming is taking place on schedule and as specified. Moreover, partner(s) will need to implement the following activities:
- Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) outlining proposed standard minimum requirements for the women’s centers (e.g. space requirements, safety and security requirements, staffing requirements, services provide to women etc.). Minimum target: 1 detailed SOP document developed.
- Establish a volunteer community-based Support Group to help strengthen the link between the vulnerable women and the local community. The group should include local women leaders and relevant local government representatives and it should help monitor and support women in needs.
- Support a hotline to assist victims of violence (reaching a minimum target of 150 survivors).
Note: proposed activities need to be adaptable to the evolving context, movement restrictions and available access. Selected organization is expected to closely follow WHO and government-issued COVID-19 health guidelines, as well as including necessary sanitary supplies and disinfecting procedures in activities and budgets where appropriate.
- The budget range for this proposal should be (Min. $ 100,000 – Max.$ 120,000)
- UN-WOMEN invite qualified parties to submit Technical and Financial Proposals to provide services associated with the UN-WOMEN requirement for Responsible Party.
- UN-Women is soliciting proposals from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
- Women’s organizations or entities are highly encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit https://arabstates.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/programme-implementation/2021/06/call-for-proposals-women-leadership-empowerment-access-and-protection-in-iraq