UN Women/Kosovo Call for Proposals: Ending Violence against Women- Implementing Norms, Changing Minds

Deadline: 20 August 2018

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting civil society organizations or CSO networks working on gender equality and ending violence against women, as well as community-based organizations working with disadvantaged women, to submit proposals that aim to promote the rights of women survivors of violence and improve access to justice by strengthening collaboration between CSOs and Ombudsperson.

The specific project under this proposal contributes to the programme’s Specific Objective 3 is to empower women and girls, including those from disadvantaged groups, who have experienced violence and discrimination to advocate for, and use available, accessible and good quality services.

UN Women is issuing a Call for Proposals to select a Responsible Party to improve services by:

  • Support CSO advocacy initiatives on raising awareness among women survivors of VAW regarding the role and mandate of, and services provided by the OI;
  • Work closely with OI supporting OI in identifying areas in need of special investigation and recommendations related to institutional shortcomings in addressing VAW;

Budget Information

  • Proposals cannot exceed the maximum amount set for this call is EUR 45.000.
  • Only one grant will be awarded per organization.
  • A single CSO cannot receive more than one grant during the lifetime of the programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women’s CSOs/women’s CSOs networks and platforms that have specialized knowledge, expertise, and track record of working in women’s human rights and ending violence against women;
  • Women’s CSOs/women’s networks and platforms with track record in working with women from disadvantaged communities as well as increasing capacities of providers of services for women survivors of violence;
  • Civil society organizations working on gender equality and women’s empowerment with track record of working on ending discrimination and violence against women.
  • Each application can only be submitted by a single organization.
  • The applicant must be legally registered in Kosovo as a non-profit 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 CfP.
  • The following are NOT eligible to apply to this call for proposal:
    • Government agencies or institutions
    • UN agencies
    • Bilateral or multilateral organizations, financial institutions, development agencies
    • Private sector entities
    • Private individuals
    • CSOs not focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment
    • CSOs with lack of gender balance in their staff, board membership and leadership positions

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Kosovo

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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