Call for Proposals - Iraq

25 Mar 2019

In the frame of the multi-county project " Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and women in the host communities”, funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund, EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) in partnership with its partners in Iraq Women Empowerment Organizations (WEO) and Baghdad Women’s Association (BWA) are inviting the local organizations to submit their proposals on Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their communities.

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 expected results of the projects:

  • Improved coordination and community dialogue among individuals, CBOs and SDCs
  • Empowerment of women and girls in the local communities
  • Awareness-raising of Syrian women refugees on their rights
  • Tension among host community and Syrian refugees reduced
  • Underlying causes of gender-based violence addressed
  • Community level dialogue and reconciliation promoted
  • Community level coping mechanisms that contribute to peace-building supported

Size of funding: 2,000-10,000 Euros

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Applicants must send the electronic format of the concept note, detailed budget and indicative action plan in separate files not later than 14 April 2019 to the e-mail address:

Please indicate in the subject line the name of the project: "Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, IDPs and host communities in Iraq/KR-I".