The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) – The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Description of required services/results :
It is expected that women’s rights groups and relevant CSOs will have increased opportunities and support to share knowledge, network, partner and jointly advocate for GEWE and ending VAWG, including family violence, with relevant stakeholders at sub-national, national, regional and global levels.
With this in mind, resources are being made available within the SI, for a CSO to Facilitate connectivity to create a “Spotlight CSO Community of Practice” in the Caribbean through South-South exchanges within the Caribbean for Women’s Rights Organisations and Social Justice Organisations. CSOs are invited to :
- Host hybrid sessions (virtual and in-person) between gender equality and social justice organizations in Jamaica with counterpart organizations in other Caribbean Spotlight countries to share joint strategies, lessons learned, best practice and advocacy tools.
- Support the integration of grassroots organizations, rural CSOs and CBOs in South-South discourse
Technical/functional competencies required;
- Responsible Party must be a Registered Non-Governmental Organization.
- At least 3 years’ experience implementing initiatives on human rights, community development, gender equality and women’s rights, including the elimination of violence against women and girls.
- At least 3 years’ experience working within communities and with key and vulnerable stakeholders
- At least 3 years’ experience hosting conferences, sensitization or capacity strengthening sessions on human rights issues, gender equality and violence against women.
- At least 3 years’ experience working in Jamaica
Submission deadline: 11:59 pm (EST) on 6th April 2022.
Funding : USD 34,000 – USD 35,500