Funded by the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund and within the framework of the gender program “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Lebanon”, EuroMed Feminist initiative (EFI) in partnership with the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL) conducted on 15 March 2019 in Beirut an orientation session for Community based organizations (CBO's) on the recent release of the call for proposal “Building Capacities of CBOs to Support Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their communities”. The orientation session was attended by representatives of CBO's from North Lebanon, Beqaa, Beirut, and Mount Lebanon.
About the call for proposal:
The overall objective of this call for proposals is to bridge the gap between international women’s rights standards stated in CEDAW and UNSCR resolutions and local needs and to contribute to ending of sexual violence and changing discriminative for women legislation as a step towards gender equality. The CBOs will be empowered with knowledge and skills on international instruments that promote universal gender equality values and on bringing these to the local needs, which is a precondition for strengthening women´s self-confidence and therefore capacity to be active agents for change. The specific objective is to address on local level issues related to gender equality, SGBV, SRR and gender-based discrimination in law, raise awareness and advocate for social and legal change.
About the project:
In Lebanon, the project is implemented by a consortium composed of EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI), Care International in Lebanon (CIL), Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering (RDFL). The objective is to enhance the security and resilience for Syrian women refugees and women from host communities through supporting and coordinating comprehensive and structured services and referral mechanisms, gender equality and empowerment and focus on the national institutions, policy frameworks and legislation to be more gender sensitive.