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Grants for Strengthening Civil Societies, Women-led CSO’s, and Women’s Movements’ Capacities in Ethiopia

Deadline: 27-Jan-22

The Women in Leadership and Governance Programme is announcing this call for proposals targeting CSOs working in Ethiopia on gender equality and women’s empowerment in general and on women’s rights to participate in public and political life in particular.

Targeted CSOs are expected to have experience and expertise in programming and delivering innovative interventions in this thematic area.

The call for proposal encourages innovative women rights organisations/CSOs/ initiatives aimed strategically at advancing of women’s full and effective participation in public and political life in Ethiopia. Specifically, it can include efforts to promote women’s full and effective leadership and political participation at all levels of decision-making and in all spheres of life, or initiatives to help design, enforce and implement new and existing gender equality laws and policies, or to shift social norms and practices toward greater respect for and enjoyment of women’s equal rights particularly root causes of inequalities between men and women in participating in public and political life taking in to account intersectionalities.

In line with this the project must contribute to the following components:

  • Strengthened capacity of CSOs, women led organizations and women movements to contribute to the advancement of women’s rights to participate in public and political life.
  • Increased and equitable participation of women in democratic processes and civic life, particularly young and marginalized women.
  • Improved promotion and protection of women’s civil and political rights by governments and civic entities.
  • Advocate towards breaking traditions, cultural barriers, and stereotypes which hinder women’s inclusion and effective participation in national, state, and local leadership positions.

The overall thematic focus on strengthening CSOs and Women Movement to promote GEWE particularly women’s right to participate in public and political life by assisting the government to translate the commitments on GEWE to reality through innovative initiatives in Ethiopia.

Funding Information

The budget range for this proposal should be 15,000 USD – 20,000 USD (Min. – Max.)].

Competencies
  • Through this Call for Proposals, UN Women seeks proposals from CSO’s, women led CSOs, women’s coalitions with strong track record in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and young women particularly on women’s right to participate in public and political life including at community and grassroot level. CSOs will need to have proven capacity to develop and implement innovative interventions.
  • Technical/functional competencies required:
    • Extensive experience in working on women’s rights issues, particularly on women’s rights to participate in public and political life;
    • Experience in developing and implementing advocacy, capacity building and strategies on strengthening women’s movement; – Track record of working with and organizing women at community level; /li>
    • Experience and track records on applying Results Based Management and its application to key processes (e.g. planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation);
    • Experience in working at Federal or Regional level in Ethiopia;
    • Experience and track records on applying Results Based Management and its application to key processes (e.g. planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation);
    • Experience in working at Federal or Regional level in Ethiopia;
    • Relevant experience in partnership with UN Women or other UN Agencies, government, CSOs Networks and other development actors;
    • Have presence (an office with staff capacity) in the target area proposed. Alternatively, applicants should demonstrate that they have existing partnerships or will establish partnerships, such as with Key Women’s rights Organizations (CBOs/CSOs) based at Federal and Regions. In such cases, applicants will indicate potential partnerships and will subsequently need to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding as part of this engagement
Ineligible

The following are NOT eligible to apply to this call for proposals:

  • 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

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