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Preventing gender based violence in Institutions of Higher Education in South Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 9, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on December 16, 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women South Africa (UN Women SAMCO) is seeking applications for the development of innovative solutions on preventing gender based violence in Institutions of Higher Education in South Africa.

In order to speed up the response to and prevention of SGBV in institutions of higher learning in South Africa, UNWOMEN SAMCO will develop an innovation process that will begin with a rapid review of the use of technology and innovation and engagement of males in the response to SGBV in universities – its success, failures and opportunity. This response will inform an Innovation Design Process that will convene representatives and students of HEIs from South Africa along with organisations that work on SGBV, technology and innovation and gender content on what it will take to prevent and respond to SGBV within universities and colleges across the country.

Engaging young women will capitalize on their leadership potential and turn young women from being perceived as victims of rape to transformative leaders. It will also begin rebuilding trust between students and authorities, a requirement for effective implementation of the innovation. Further, in order to ensure a diversity of voices and perspectives and allow for the sharing of emerging best practices, the process will bring together well resourced universities as well as institutions based in low-resource settings, where the response to GBV has often been weakest.

Scope of Work:

◾To develop and facilitate an innovation design process up to identification of possible solutions for prototyping;

◾To build capacity of UNWOMEN staff and partners on innovative thinking and design processes;

◾Prepare and manage all activities related to the design process, including invitations, booking of venues for proposed activities, manage the travel and accommodation of all participants in close consultation with UNWOMEN;

◾Procure venues and travel for all meetings and workshops;

◾To produce a report on the process, with clear justification of what should be considered for prototyping.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can download the form via given website. Deadline: 16 December 2016. Eligible Country: South Africa.

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