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Call for Proposals: Improved Safety of Women in Serbia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 26, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 7, 2021
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UN Women Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, with experience in working in the field of women’s rights, their empowerment and/or and violence against women and girls to submit project proposals.

The long-term project goal is that women and girls in Serbia live in a society free from gender-stereotypes and violence.

The project’s focus is to ensure safety of women and girls through strengthened capacities of relevant stakeholders, enhanced legislation, improved institutional and organizational framework, institutional responses, and awareness-raising.

The project takes a holistic approach to violence against women and girls (VAWG) to ensure a higher impact, and operate at individual, relationship, community, and society levels by focusing on security and justice sectors and independent protection mechanisms.

The project aims to contribute to overcoming challenges and barriers in the implementation of the legislation caused by the limited institutional capacity at regional and local levels by targeting support and tailor-made interventions for different stakeholders and beneficiaries.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Technical / functional competencies required:
a) Experience in strengthening and promoting the human rights of women and girls in general, including rural women and girls in particular;
b) Experience in managing projects related to women human rights, their empowerment and / or and violence against women and girls (VAWG);
2. Proposals should focus on context-specific outreach and capacity-building activities for empowering rural women and girls for life without violence and information sharing of the available and accessible mechanisms for protection from VAWG and gender-based discrimination, under the project “Improved Safety of Women in Serbia”.

Selected organizations will be supported to deliver set of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge and confidence and empowering rural women and girls, especially those from vulnerable groups facing multiple discrimination, to recognize and report cases of VAWG and gender-based discrimination and to break and move out of cycle of violence.

The budget range for this proposal should be up to USD 20,000.

Proposals containing all required application documents must be received by UN Women Serbia not later than 23.30 (CET) on 8 October 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 26, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities 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
Sep 27, 2021
Sep 27, 2021

Thanks, Ana.