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UN Women: Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through Decentralization Reform of Ukraine

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 24, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 8, 2021
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The UN Women has announced a call for proposals for non-governmental organization in cooperation with the associations of local self-governments of Ukraine to support the local self-governments in integration of gender equality and human rights-based approach to their local planning and budgeting processes.

UN Women developed the following recommendations and methodological products:
a) Gender recommendation to the legislation on decentralization and regional development;
b) Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) of COVID-19 implications in Ukraine;
c) Policy research on implications of decentralization reform to gender equality and rights of women facing multiple forms of discrimination;
d) Methodological recommendation on implementation of gender mainstreaming and HRBA at the level of local communities
Institutional capacity assessment of pilot local communities on implementation of gender mainstreaming and HRBA;
e) Standard Gender Profile of local communities.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant organizations must have:
a) a well-developed framework through which to deliver its vision and strategy and ensure effective business processes;
b) previous experience in conducting similar works / projects relevant to the scope and size of the current project;
c) previous experience of work with local self-governments institutions, line ministries, state agencies and Parliament of Ukraine;
d) previous experience in conducting gender / human rights advocacy and awareness raising campaigns at national, regional and local levels;
e) precious experience of organizing open dialogue platforms (national conferences) between LSGs, line ministries, Parliament and CSOs;
f) previous experience of work at the regional and local level and coordination of cooperation between different groups and organizations, including groups working on advocating of rights of vulnerable women;
g) previous experience of advocating integration of gender equality and human rights-based approach to decentralization reform and sustainable local development legislation and policy formulation;
h) reference letters on at least two relevant projects implemented in the past three years.
2. The budget range for this proposal should be max. 30 000 USD.

Previous experience of advocacy campaigns for the right of women from vulnerable groups would be an asset.

Start date and end date for completion of required services / results: August 2021 – December 2022.

Submission deadline: 09 August 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 24
Jul 24

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 26
Jul 26

Thanks, Ana.