le 30/08/2022


UN WOMEN – Advancing gender equality and women’s leadership in political and business life

Under the present Call for Proposals UN Women will award one Partner Agreement (PA) to a civil society organization to scale men and boys’ engagement in gender equality to challenge gender roles/stereotypes and transform harmful masculinities in at least ten universities all around Türkiye that will be determined together with UN Women. The selection criteria of universities will be set out together with UN Women.

Specific Requirements of the Call for Proposals:

The applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Ensure the presence of a team responsible with the implementation of the project (Gender Expert, Masculinities Expert, Training Expert, Communications Expert, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert at minimum)
  • Previous experience in implementing gender-transformative programmes on transforming harmful masculinities and gender stereotypes and engaging men and boys in the fields of gender equality, women’s rights or women’s empowerment is an asset.
  • Offering transformative learning/training opportunities which empower students to see the social world differently and through a gender lens so that they will challenge and change the status quo as agents of change and cultivate awareness of alternate ways of learning will be an asset.
  • Offering to establish an advisory board consisting of experts in relevant areas to maximize the quality and eligibility of the implementation and delivery of the gender-transformative programmatic activities through consultancy will be an asset.

Applicants may leverage their proposals through partnerships and engagement with other academic institutions, CSOs, private sector, etc. In that case, the applicants should clearly describe and define the purpose and nature of the planned partnerships.

Description of required services/results

The proposals should at minimum elaborate on the following:

  1. Research and evidence generation on gender roles/stereotypes and harmful masculinities among university students.
  2. Development, delivery and operation of gender transformative activities as stipulated in this terms of reference.
  3. The approach and methodology for the formulation and delivery of gender equality trainings including additional innovative training and learning modalities and subjects for the achievement of the project output.
  4. Communication, outreach and visibility activities planned to ensure the participation of the target groups in the gender-transformative activities.
  5. Monitoring and evaluation of the gender-transformative activities as stipulated in this terms of reference.
  6. The human, financial and material resources required for implementing gender-transformative activities.

Technical/functional competencies required:

  • Track record of experience in the field of women’s human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment.
  • Specialized knowledge and expertise in the field that the proposal submitted under youth training for men’s engagement in gender equality.
  • Experience in engaging with multiple stakeholders, including but not limited to: governmental and non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and advocacy networks, private sector, academia, etc.
  • Experience in communications and advocacy campaigns.


Closing date : midnight time (23:59) on 29 September 2022. Türkiye time

Funding : max. USD 140,000

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