Saturday, 10 December 2011

Call for Proposals for Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment

The European Commission has issued a call for proposals under the “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” theme to address inequalities and promoting women’s rights.
The overall objective of the call for proposals is to contribute to the promotion of women’s social and economic empowerment and rights. The specific objectives are:
  • To develop and strengthen sustainable initiatives at local and national level promoting:
- women’s equal access to and control of economic resources;
- equal access to existing and/or new services that are instrumental to increasing women’s social and economic protection and wellbeing and their participation in economic growth;
- dissemination of relevant good practice.

For the purpose of sustainability, proposals must include at least two out of the following three themes:

1. At ‘macro’ level: Creation and/or strengthening of a political, normative, legal and economic environment favourable…

2. At ‘meso’ level: Support for and strengthening at local and national level of the capacity of public bodies, non-state actors and private companies to participate in processes promoting the protection of women’s rights in the economic and financial sectors, and women’s equal access to and participation in economic opportunities including information exchange, networking and partnership building.

3. At ‘micro’ level: Support for the development and implementation of gender-sensitive initiatives — addressing inequality, discrimination and vulnerability hampering women’s full participation in the economy — in an integrated, multi-sector approach.

This is a restricted call for proposals and only concept notes have to be submitted initially. All applicants need to register at PADOR before applying. The deadline to submit proposals is 26 January 2012 at 1600 hours (Brussels date and time). For more information, visit this link.

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