The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji, is accepting applications for its “The Spotlight Initiative – Small Grants” programme to support civil society in Vanuatu in the prevention and response to Intimate Partner Violence through the provision of accompaniment, case management, outreach, and education services.
The main objective of this grant selection process is to identify CSO/CBOs with operational presence and capacities to engage communities at the national, sub-national, and local levels throughout Vanuatu and provide justice, health, and economic support services to survivors of intimate partner violence.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) – The Spotlight Initiative. The focus of the Spotlight Initiative is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Domestic Violence (DV).
- Proposals eligible for this call are those with budgets ranging from a minimum of VUV 500,000 to a maximum of VUV 5,000,000 to be spent within a 9-month period (nine months April – Dec 2021).
Below are some examples of activities, however, these are not prescriptive. Creativity is welcomed:
- Work with government institutions (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and Community Services, Department of Women’s Affairs, Police, medical clinics) and provide accompaniment and referral support services for IPV survivors to relevant justice and legal services and health and counseling services.
- Provide oversight and case management for IPV survivors.
- Provide outreach and education to community members and raise awareness on child abuse, VAW and SGBV, including how to protect and refer victims in line with existing national mechanisms and respond to perpetrators.
- Provide training to community members and raise awareness on legal rights, legal services, human rights, women rights, and constitutional/legal issues.
- Conduct engagement and/or monitoring and reporting activities for EVAWG, such as EVAWG and sport, EVAWG and art, EVAW and WASH, EVAWG and sexual and reproductive health.
- Provide specialized counseling to IPV survivors and those affected by child abuse, including preparation of victim reports and related assessments.
- Provide capacity training initiatives for key community leaders i.e chiefs, church leaders, women and youth leaders).
- Non-profit organizations (CSOs; CBOs; think tanks; educational institutions, including public universities, training institutions; etc.) shall have proven experience in the proposed area of programming for the grant. Experience of managing of projects with comparable budget size within the last two years will be considered as an asset. Organizations should be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Vanuatu and must be able to provide organization’s statute along with the debt certificate upon request.
- Although, not mandatory, CSOs are welcome to submit proposals as coalitions. In this case, main applicants must provide support letters from relevant co-applicants specifying the role of the co-applicant. In case of coalition, the main applicant shall have proven experience in the proposed area of programming for the grant.
Those wishing to apply to Grants, must submit:
- Signed Grants Proposal;
- CVs of all project staff;
- Workplan, performance targets;
- Budget Form.
IMPORTANT: Please send Grant Submission Form electronically in one file (pdf format) signed and scanned. The Results and Resources Framework together with Budget Form shall be submitted as separate documents electronically in Excel format. If additional clarifications required, questions can be sent to the same email address. Answers to questions will be provided within two working days.
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