Pozivi za projekte – IWP


Call for Proposals: Equality and Justice Under the Rule of Law

Call for Proposals: Equality and Justice Under the Rule of Law

Date: December 16, 2009

The International Women’s Program (IWP) of the Open Society Institute invites proposals focusing on one or more of the following objectives:

1) Reducing discrimination and violence against women

IWP seeks to support initiatives that improve the status of women by:

Strengthening legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms that focus on womens rights

Strengthening civil societys capacity to hold governments accountable to implement laws

Increasing womens capacity to understand and claim rights

2) Strengthening womens access to justice

IWP seeks to support initiatives that strengthen judicial response to women and reduce the obstacles to access by ensuring:

Legal aid, counsel and assistance is available and resourced

Judges, lawyers and prosecutors understand and apply gender justice

Transitional justice mechanisms are equitable and inclusive of women

3) Increasing womens role as decision-makers and leaders

IWP seeks to support initiatives that encourage and increase womens role as decision-makers in a number of arenas including the following:

Peace and reconciliation processes

Electoral and legislative processes

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR) and reconstruction programs

Local/indigenous independent nongovernmental organizations or initiatives that link local and international organizations

Proposals are solicited for the following countries only within the following focus areas only:

Asia

Nepal (focus area 2 only)

Europe

Bosnia & Herzegovina (focus areas 1 and 2)

Latin America

Colombia (focus areas 1, 2 and 3)

Guatemala (focus areas 1, 2 and 3)

Middle East and North Africa

Iraq (focus areas 1, 2 and 3)

Occupied Palestinian Territories (focus areas 1 and 2)

Proposals benefiting other countries will NOT be considered at this time.

Deadline

Proposals must be received using the template attached below in English by email (preferred), fax, or mail on or by January 15, 2010.

For More Information

http://www.soros. org/initiatives/ women/news/ equality- law-20091216

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