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UN Women Grants

UN Women Grants: Accepting applications

The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 20th grant cycle (2016) from civil society organizations and government authorities. Special attention will be paid to applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small organizations (including youth organizations) in recognition of the contribution these make to reaching women and girls at the grassroots level.

This year, the UN Trust Fund is looking to support organizations that qualify for funding under:

(a) the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy

(b) a “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis

(c) those specifically invited to submit proposals.

See the UN Women homepage for criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


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World Bank Group, SVRI To Fund Innovations To Prevent Gender-Based Violence

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2015–The World Bank Group and nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced an open call for funding proposals for work aimed at preventing gender-based violence in low- and middle-income countries.

SVRI and the World Bank Group will provide grants of up to US$150,000 for innovations to prevent gender-based violence (GBV), a severe and neglected problem affecting more than one in three women worldwide and a major challenge for global development.

Applications must be submitted online here by December 9, 2015.

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Two employment Opportunities: UN Women/Oxfam and FAO

The 2006 IASC Gender Handbook is due for an update, as was recently done for its sister publication, the GBV Guidelines.  As per the GRG’s 2015 AWP, UN Women and Oxfam are facilitating this process and to this end, we are looking to hire a consultant to undertake the work.  The post has been advertised on UNDP’s job site at the following link:  https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_lang=en&cur_job_id=60251   The deadline for applications is 6th October.

FAO is looking for a senior consultant (policy expert) on gender and food security.

For more information please read the Terms of Reference or visit  http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/consultants/en/


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Update to IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

The IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action has been updated (from 2005) and was launched with a great, accessible new website: http://gbvguidelines.org/


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Event: Introducing the Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool: Reflections on Facilitating Reflectiveness

Activists and programmers in the global movement to end violence against women (VAW) are brave, motivated, and ever-innovating, but remain far from the finish line. Often, for good reason, they are caught up in the urgency of mobilizing communities against violence and providing survivors the support they need. Opportunities to reflect on the design of their projects, to learn from the experiences of other innovators, and to set goals for their own growth are rare.

ICRW’s newly-published “Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool” aims to be that much-needed pause, deep breath, and moment of reflection for these tireless organizations. If used thoughtfully, this tool can provide a clear overview of the strengths and areas for growth in VAW interventions, helping programmers to envision program improvements and to prioritize their organizational learning goals.

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th for a lunchtime launch event for this new product at ICRW’s DC headquarters. In addition to introducing the print and online versions of the Self-Assessment Tool, ICRW staff will model the same reflectiveness the tool aims to prompt by openly sharing the ups and downs of writing, testing, revising, and disseminating this new product.

To learn more and to see the tool, visit http://www.icrw.org/vaw

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Sara Ku at sku@icrw.org

When:

Tue, 02/24/2015 – 12:00pm1:00pm

Where:
ICRW’s DC Headquarters

1120 20th Street NW Suite 500 North

Washington, DC 20036

United States


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Monitoring and mitigating gender-based violence within non-GBV sectoral programming

CARE has just released Guidance for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Monitoring and Mitigation within Non-GBV Focused Sectoral Programming.  This document aims to address the increasing demand for clear guidance on how to practically and ethically monitor and mitigate gender-based violence (GBV) within non-emergency, international development programming, in which GBV is not a specific programmatic component. Specifically, it draws on existing GBV-related guidance, as well as input from a group of experts, to provide recommendations for preventing and/or responding to unintentional risk, threat, or violence against individuals related to programmatic interventions. These recommendations describe ways to take stock of the programmatic environment with regard to GBV in general, as well as targeted suggestions on how to track GBV related incidents and issues throughout the program cycle.