Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) – Palestine Programme

Deadline: 18 April 2019

UN Women has launched a new call for proposals for interested non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and registered community-based organisations under the UN Women project Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) – Palestine.

In the framework of the 2019 humanitarian response plan (HRP) which highlights the urgency of responding to gender-based vulnerabilities and needs that exist across humanitarian sectors ;  IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions; UN Women and OCHA joint action plan on Strengthened Gender Focus in Humanitarian Action (2018-2020) and building on UN Women’s experience in providing multipurpose and gender responsive services to vulnerable groups of women including displaced women and women with disabilities, UN Women project aims to assist and mobilize women who are most vulnerable in Gaza and the West bank through improving their accessibility to multi-sectoral services, protection and economic support. This will address their most urgent humanitarian needs and support their coping mechanisms.

Funding Information

  • Budgets of the proposals (submitted in the local currency) against group 1, group 2 or group 1 and 2 together cannot exceed the maximum amount set for this call: USD 250,000.
  • The project duration will be for 10 months to operationally and financially close on 15 March 2020.

Outcome

In line with the project results frame, UN Women Palestine Country Office welcomes proposals for partnerships to Implement activities and deliver services to vulnerable women and girls under the following outcome/output areas/activities for each group:

Outcome 1: Protection and economic opportunities for women affected by onset and protracted emergencies/conflict promoted

  • Group A- Cash for Work (Gaza only)
    • Output 2.1: 50 Displaced and marginalized women and girls have new sources of income and economic opportunities through cash for work & skills development.
      • Conduct rapid business needs assessment of displaced and vulnerable women (i.e. women with disabilities, women head of households, women survivors of violence etc.) with a focus on most marginalized and affected by conflict).
      • Conduct training, peer to peer learning, and skills development for vulnerable women in preparation for their engagement in cash for work.
      • Develop and implement financial schemes/ modalities to facilitate cash for work for women beneficiaries of those most vulnerable (i.e. women with disabilities, women head of households, women survivors of violence etc.)
  • Group B- GBV Services (Gaza and West Bank):
    • Output 2.2: 1,350 Displaced and marginalized women and girls have increased access to multi-sectorial services, including prevention and response to SGBV through protection centres/safe spaces
      • Provide GBV case management, psychosocial & legal assistance, and referral services to vulnerable women and girls and their families. These will include (50 women receiving GBV case management, 50 receiving legal counseling and court representation, 300 receiving psychosocial support and 50 referral services).
      • Provide reproductive and health services to 100 vulnerable women including survivors of violence and breast cancer survivors.
      • Awareness raising dialogues with 350 men to promote positive masculinity and positive attitudes in relation to GBV and GBV services.
      • Organize awareness raising sessions targeting 450 women and girls on GBV and GBV services.
    • Proponents from Gaza can apply for Group A (Cash for Work) and Group B (GBV Services) in one submission– covering Gaza only.
    • Proponents from the West Bank can apply for Group B (GBV Services) in one submission- covering the West Bank only.
    • Proponents are also encouraged to apply to both groups if they form partnerships or have field presence (covering the West Bank and Gaza).

How to Apply

Interested organizations are invited to submit their full proposal by email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Palestine

For more information, please visit http://palestine.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2019/4/leap-palestine

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