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UN Women: Call for Proposals on Violence against Women (VAW) Data / East and Southern Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 20, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 16, 2020
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The UN Women-WHO Joint Programme on Violence against Women (VAW) Data seeks to partner with an institution or consortium of institutions in the East and Southern Africa region to develop and implement the regional capacity development initiative on VAW data, with an aim at enhancing expertise and capacity of national stakeholders in the region on the measurement of VAW in alignment with globally agreed standards and principles.

In response to calls for the enhancement of the collection and use of data on VAW, UN Women and WHO joined forces to deliver a Global Programme on Strengthening Methodologies and Measurement and Building National Capacities for VAW Data, funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID).

The goal of the Joint Programme is to ensure quality comparable data on different forms of VAW are available and collected over time to address national data gaps, and used to inform policy and programmes to end VAW, as committed under the SDGs, CEDAW, and the Beijing Platform for Action.

To support the achievement of the goal, there are three expected outcomes:
a) Measurement and methodologies for VAW data collection and use are strengthened and disseminated, including for national, regional and global monitoring and reporting requirements for SDG target 5.2 indicators;
b) Capacity of national institutions to collect VAW data in line with globally agreed standards is increased;
c) National data on VAW are collected, made accessible and used for advocacy, policy and programming to end violence against women and girls.

Timeframe - Start date and end date for completion of required services/results:
2020: Development of the training curriculum in English.
2021: Pilot training, and finalization of the training curriculum.

Specifications for the training curriculum:
The in-person training programme should be between 1 and 3 weeks.

Utilize This Offer

UN Women is soliciting proposals from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
Women’s organizations or entities are highly encouraged to apply.

The budget range for this proposal should be USD120,000-USD180,000.

Extended deadline: 17 June 2020 at 16:00 EST.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 20
Apr 20

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 22
Apr 22

Thanks, Ana.

Basudha Modak
Apr 22
Apr 22

I will definitely go through this and if viable would like to be a part .

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Thank you so much Ana for the opportunities that you keep posting and the constant reminders. We are blessed to have you. Have a great evening. Stay home and be safe during this very difficult time.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 22
Apr 22

Thank you for your kind words!
Be safe and take care too.
I am in home office and in social isolation (except for close family) for over a month already.
Hard times indeed.