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Offer: UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

(NB: adapted from Mladiinfo)

Description
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions— and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations.

For large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country Teams, budget requests should be within the range of a minimum of US$ 300,000 to a maximum of US$ 1 million total for duration of two to three years. For small civil society organizations, especially grassroots women’s organizations and networks, budget requests will also be considered for a minimum of US$ 100,000.

In this round, UNTF call invites proposals in following areas:

Closing the gap on implementation of laws, policies and Action plans that address Violence against women and
Addressing Violence against Adolescent and Young Girls.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a testimony to the global consciousness that violence against women and girls is neither inevitable nor acceptable. The UN Trust Fund is a leading global grant-making mechanism exclusively dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls in all its forms. It supports effective initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and, with persistence, eliminated. To date, the UN Trust Fund has delivered more than USD 86 million to 351 initiatives in 128 countries and territories.

Established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 and administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, the UN Trust Fund works with non-governmental organizations, governments and UN country teams to:

Prevent violence against women and girls by empowering groups especially at risk of violence, including adolescent girls and indigenous or ethnic minority women, and engaging strategic groups such as youth, men and boys, and traditional and faith-based leaders in prevention efforts;
Expand the access of women and girl survivors of violence to services including legal assistance, psychosocial counseling, health care, and building the capacity of service providers to respond effectively to the needs of women and girls affected by violence;
Strengthen the implementation of laws, policies and action plans on violence against women and girls through data collection and analysis, building capacities of service providers and strengthening institutions to become more effective, transparent and accountable in addressing violence against women.
By supporting actions where they matter most, the UN Trust Fund is uniquely placed to meet the most urgent needs of women and girls and their communities. The programmes supported by the UN Trust Fund also contribute directly to the advancement of the goals of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign on the ground. The UN Trust Fund grants are awarded annually through an open, transparent process that ensures quality programming and rigor in the selection of grantees. The grant-making process is highly competitive.

Eligibility
Applicants from, or working in, countries and/or territories in the “List of Eligible Countries” AVAILABLE HERE, as follows:

Government authorities at central/national, sub-national and/or local levels, including National Women’s Machineries and other sectoral Ministries. A government entity may either apply individually or as part of a UN Country Team proposal, but not both.
Civil society organizations and networks, including non-governmental organizations that are legally registered in the country of implementation.
Regional/international civil society organizations and networks that have national presence in the country(ies) and/or territory(ies) of implementation. In this case, the proposal must indicate how the proposed interventions will contribute to national capacity development and ownership of national and local organizations in the implementation.
Operational research/evaluation institutions specialized in gender equality and gender-based violence.
UN Country Teams (UNCTs) are eligible where requested by the government and in partnership with women’s groups, organizations and/or networks, as well as with other civil society organizations. Only one application per country is permitted.
Proposals should ideally reflect partnerships among government and civil society. Special attention will be paid to organizations with a demonstrated record of working with local women’s organizations, especially grassroots women’s organizations and networks. Proposals from more than one organization or entity as co-applicants must clearly indicate which organization will take lead responsibility for project management and contractual obligations.

Application
The deadline for submission of applications is 21 January 2013, 11:59 EST (GMT–5).

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/12/21/un-trust-fund-to-end-violence-agains...

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