Deadline: 15 July 2014
The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) invites civil society organizations in South Africa and the region working in the sector of human rights to partner in ‘Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Rights (Strengthening Civil Society)’ (AJCPR) Program. The key aim of the AJCPR Program is to contribute to the promotion and fulfillment of the rights established under the Constitution to build a society in which all South Africans are empowered to live their lives in dignity.
African continent has granted official recognition to same-sex marriages through the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006. the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is recognized by asserting the right to equal protection and benefit of the law but legal rights do not always translate into attitudinal change and full acceptance. Thus, the AJPCR program aims to contribute to the promotion, protection and realization of rights established in the Constitution through three key objectives – improving access to justice, raising awareness of constitutional rights and strengthening democracy through partnerships with civil society.
Phases: The project is divided into three phases, to be undertaken consecutively-
- Phase I: Scan of LGBTI Initiatives and Review of LGBTI Training and Awareness Materials and Programs. In this phase, research and report writing is conducted including database and literature review leading to the development of training materials and a set of training programs. Total duration is 5 weeks starting from 1 August to 5 September 2014. Budget is R40,000.
- Phase II: Development of LGBTI Training Materials and Programs. Total duration is 12 weeks, starting 1 October and ending 23 December 2014. Budget is R195,000.
- Phase III: Piloting and Finalization of LGBTI Training Materials and Programs. Total duration is 11 weeks, starting 15 January to 31 March 2015. Budget is R115,000.
- Applications can be made for all three phases of work or for only one phase.
- Applicants must be a legal entity/organization whose core mandate is the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights, and must be registered with the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organization.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to implement the project and to transfer knowledge at local level.
- Applicant must have specialist expertise in the following areas- human rights context in South Africa, LGBTI experiences (specifically rights violations) in South Africa, gender-based violence, knowledge of gaps in state and civil society service delivery to women and LGBTI populations, experience in desktop research, literature review and other relevant research methods, track record of timely delivery of appropriate materials/outcomes.
- Applicants for Phase II or for all three phases must have knowledge of and experience in developing training material on LGBTI and broader human rights.
- Applicants for Phase III or for all three phases must have knowledge of and experience in conducting LGBTI sensitivity and competence/skills-building training for state and non-state service providers.
- Applications must be made in English language.
For more information, please visit LGBTI Project and download relevant documents.