Grants to support Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection of Women in Somalia. ( UN Women)

Deadline: 10-Jun-23

The UN Women Somalia Country Office is seeking to engage a Civil Society Organization (CSO) working on strengthening women’s capacity in livelihoods, access to markets, financial literacy, and savings, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and enhancing sustainable business skills development in the IDPs and host communities in Somalia (Baidoa, Puntland, Kismayo & Benadir).

The project supports the enhanced capacity of women on Economic empowerment, financial literacy and savings capacity, business development, transforming an entrenched social norm and strengthening the SGBV referral pathways and referral mechanisms which will be enhanced through intervention outlined in the call for proposal. The project will promote Women’s Economic Empowerment and livelihood enhancement and business skills developments opportunities for women in Jubaland and Southwest, Puntland States & Benadir.

Funding Information
Slot1: The budget range for this proposal for Kismayo and Garowe should be $ 190,000 – $ 203,000.
Slot2: The budget range for this proposal for Baidoa & Mogadishu should be $ 190,000 – $ 203,000.
Duration: The project is to last tentatively from 1 July 2023 – 31st December 2023.

Outcomes
Slot 1 – Implementation of The Leadership, Empowerment, Access, and Protection (LEAP) project in Jubaland (Kismayo) and Puntland (Garowe) states.Outcome 1: Women and girls in the identified priority areas are protected from SGBV in the context of ongoing drought and impending famine in Somalia.Output 1.1: Build the capacity of 1,000 women, youth, and men to meaningfully participate in efforts to bring about positive shifts in prevailing attitudes and social norms that condone VAWG and SGBV.Activity 1.1.1: Conduct TWO days training for 100 women, youth, and men on relevant legal frameworks governing VAWG and SGBV in crises contexts in Kismayo, and Garowe Districts.Activity 1.1.2: Conduct community conversations/dialogues led by community opinion leaders on QUARTERLY bases for 400 men and youth to advocate for mindset shift towards the protection and promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Kismayo, and Garowe Districts.Output 1.2: Strengthen SGBV referral pathways and referral mechanisms for 2,800, to increase access of women and girls affected by drought and famine to SGBV services.Activity 1.2.1: Conduct a Two-day workshop on how to strengthen the referral pathways for 50 duty bearers for promoting, respecting, and fulfilling human rights for GBV survivors in Kismayo, and Garowe Districts.

Activity 2.1.2: Provide business start-up capital/grants to 220 second-chance education beneficiaries to start business enterprises in Kismayo, and Garowe Districts.Output 2.2: Increase access to sustainable income of 565 women affected by drought through of Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) in Kismayo district only of Jubaland state.Activity 2.2.2: Strengthening the capacity of existing (21 in Kismayo – 500 members) of Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) through trainings to engage in IGAs, improve their standard of living, diversifying production, earning more income and financial accessibility in Kismayo, districts.

Activity 2.2.3: Community engagement and stakeholder consultative meetings for 65 participants at state and community level on inclusion and participation to promote commitment and cooperation towards effective and sustainable implementation of the VSLAs in Kismayo districts.

Slot 2 – Implementation of The Leadership, Empowerment, Access, and Protection (LEAP) project in Southwest (Baidoa) and Mogadishu (Benaadir).

Outcome 1: Women and girls in the identified priority areas are protected from SGBV in the context of ongoing drought and impending famine in Somalia.

Output 1.1: Build the capacity of 1,000 women, youth, and men to meaningfully participate in efforts to bring about positive shifts in prevailing attitudes and social norms that condone VAWG and SGBV.Activity 1.1.1: Conduct TWO days training for 100 women, youth, and men on relevant legal frameworks governing VAWG and SGBV in crises contexts in Baidoa and Benadir.Activity 1.1.2: Conduct community conversations/dialogues led by community opinion leaders on QUARTERLY bases for 400 men and youth to advocate for mindset shift towards the protection and promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Baidoa and Benadir.Output 1.2: Strengthen SGBV referral pathways and referral mechanisms for 2,800, to increase access of women and girls affected by drought and famine to SGBV services.

Activity 1.2.1: Conduct a Two-day workshop on how to strengthen the referral pathways for 50 duty bearers for promoting, respecting, and fulfilling human rights for survivors in Baidoa and Benadir.




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