UN Women is inviting proponents to submit proposals for providing required services/results under phase II of the programme “Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”.
UN Women will accept applications from:
- Individual proponents
- Two organizations submitting a joint technical and financial proposal. The proposals should identify a lead applicant and a co-implementing partner.
All individual applicants and lead applicants (in the case of joint proposals) must be registered in Palestine as national/local non-governmental and non-profit organizations.
In the framework of the phase II of the Programme “Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine“ and the priorities, UN Women Palestine Country Office welcomes proposals against the following output areas and activities :
Outcome 1. An enabling environment for implementation and monitoring of WPS commitments in Palestine is promoted
Output 1.1. – Women feminist leaders have the resources and capacity to engage in and lead WPS advocacy, policymaking, and decision-making efforts
- Activity 1.1.1. Support the establishment of a caucus group of women/ feminist leaders (including young leaders), to lobby decision makers for higher representation of women political leaders and activists in track 1 and track 2 peacebuilding efforts.
- Activity 1.1.2. Carry out WPS advocacy campaigns, using different tools, targeting national governmental actors, political parties, and decision makers in Palestine (on elections, reconciliation etc.)
- Activity 1.1.3. Carry out international advocacy initiative and campaigns to promote international accountability with regards to the protection of Palestinian women under occupation and their participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts.
- Activity 1.1.4. Support UN Women efforts in promoting coalition building and joint lobbying among women’s leaders in the West Bank and Gaza through convening and exchange of know-how and best practices.
Output 1.2. Young people, including young women and men, have the capacity and space to participate in political processes and peacebuilding efforts
- Activity 1.2.1. Organize tailored trainings for male and female youth on the youth, peace and security (YPS) agenda and its linkages with the WPS agenda.
- Activity 1.2.2. Carry out actionable intergenerational dialogues between women’s feminist leaders and youth on political processes and peacebuilding efforts
- Activity 1.2.3. Carry out coaching and mentoring programmes for male and female youth at women’s organizations engaging experienced Palestinian WPS leaders and young people. This will include paid internships and job-placements.
- Activity 1.2.4. Support social media initiatives that promote young women’s (including conflict affected and marginalized women) participation in peace and security. This will include the use of creative and youth-friendly tools (in the absence of youth access to formal negotiation tables).
- Activity 1.2.5. Support youth-led advocacy campaigns on YPS and WPS, and women’s political participation.
- Activity 1.2.6. Develop a series of stories narrated through the lens of male and female youth that navigate their experiences as living under occupation and taking part in ending conflict and achieving peace.
These interventions shall be aligned with :
- UN Women’s Corporate Strategic Plan Outcome 5 “Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and from humanitarian action”
- Palestine Strategic Note Outcome 4.2. “An enabling environment for implementation and monitoring of WPS commitments in Palestine is promoted”;
- the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda approach of leaving no one behind;
- Sustainable Development Goal 16 on “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”;
- Palestine Second National Action plan on WPS (2020-2024);
- and guided by the national WPS priorities and commitments as articulated by key WPS actors.
Closing date : 27 January 2022 at 18:00 Palestine Time