Friday, 29 June 2012

UN Women Call for Proposals to build the Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has announced a call for proposals to build the capacity of National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia to promote and protect women’s human rights. Civil society organizations, educational and academic institutions are invited to submit proposals.

The purposes of this call for proposals are:
(1) increase access to legal remedies and legal protection for women, particularly those from disadvantaged groups; and
(2) monitor and promote States’ compliance with women’s human rights-related treaty obligations, and follow up on human rights treaty recommendations.
Proposals can be submitted by a registered organization, or jointly by two or more registered organizations of any of the following categories:
(a) Non-governmental organizations or
(b) Educational and academic institutions.
The deadline to submit proposals is 12 July 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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