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Preventing and Reducing Sexual Violence in Schools in DRC: Call for Proposals (CFPs)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 30, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on December 22, 2020

Despite the efforts made to eradicate sexual violence committed against girls, there are still challenges to be overcome in oder to achieve a sustainable result. These challenges are the lack of knowledge on women’s rights by girls and their teachers, the difficulty in several jurisdictions for young girls to access justice against financially powerful and influential rapists.

For this collective fight, all organizations working in this sector must unite in order to hope for effective results for positive change in the community.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) Projects that focus on reproductive health and young people’s access to information on responsible sexuality through dialogue mechanisms between young people (groups young leaders, groups of young wise people);
2) Capacity building of women on issues related to the prevention of non-pregnancies and other sexually transmitted diseases;
3) Strong awareness of the use of young girls and women in assisted abortion;
4) Strengthening access of adolescents and young people to contraceptive services in their communities.

Proposed projects should be aligned with the CTF’s objectives for that project, including:
a) The mobilization of the community on changing mentalities and attitudes towards women on issues related to reproductive health, sexual health;
b) The engagement of traditional leaders in change and promotion of practices aimed at improving reproductive health and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and;
c) Training and establishment of collective mechanisms for young people for attitude change and for access to information on reproductive health (youth clubs, good girls, girls leaders ……).

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The Fund for Congolese Women (FFC) has launched a call for proposals for the project “preventing and reducing sexual violence in schools” in 10 provinces of the DRC.

The projects must be implemented in the following provinces: city, province of Kinshasa, Kongo-Centrale, Maniema, North and South Kivu, Ituri, Haut and Bas UELE, Tshopo and the province of Tanganyika, Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-ndombe, and in the provinces of Kasaie, Kasaie Central and Kasaie Oriental.

The proposed project budget must not exceed US$ 5,000.

The project cycle should be 9 months.

For more information, please visit https://www.ffcrdc.org/appelaprojet/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02
Nov 02

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you 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 by calls such this one);
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. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
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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.

Olanike Adesanya
Oct 31
Oct 31

Ana Isabel,
This is a serious matter.
In my region, when the powerful and financially influencial people rape girls, women and people of lesser sound minds, they use them in RITUALS to achieve more power, affluent and more money, to do God knows what? Because they may die the next day. No body owns the air he breathes.
I am still alien to the reason a right thinking financially influential human, FATHERS, would want to repe another man's daughter, when they could take more wives, if they want to.
For What moral justification?
I know a lot of norms aren't Normal, though, but our girls and women need more orientation to virtues, and values to life and living.
Thank you for sharing the piece.

Olanike

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 01
Nov 01

Thank you so much for highlighting the context and relevance of calls like this one.
Share this opportunity! Thanks.

Jill Langhus
Oct 31
Oct 31

Thanks, Ana. This sounds like a much-needed grant!

JacklineWolley
Nov 09
Nov 09

Great article Ana. Keep it flowing.
I am a new writer here. Would be great if you can give me your comments as well 2.https://www.worldpulse.com/comment/257187?comment=257187#comment-257187
Thanks
Jackline

JacklineWolley
Nov 09
Nov 09

Great article Ana. Keep it flowing.
I am a new writer here. Would be great if you can give me your comments as well 2.https://www.worldpulse.com/comment/257187?comment=257187#comment-257187
Thanks
Jackline