World's cultural diversity has led us to approach different practices for women's rights, for example, in EU countries all women and men have equal rights, women can freely choose to whom vote for, in which organizations be involved and what partner and marriage she can have. In EU we teach early about women's rights and obligations as well. Being used to freedom of choice and movement, it is often hard to imagine the possibility, where we would have no choice, everything would have been demanded with no possibility to interfere, only because we belong to a different culture.
Sadly enough, in many places close by, women and adolescence girls don't share the same privileges as in more open and democratic countries. Far too often young women and girls have been forced into unwanted marriages, early childbirth and the access to education has been denied or closely controlled.
Fighting against women violation and exploitation, many organizations Worldwide has done researches, projects, trainings and workshops to help those in need.
The UNFPA ASRO and CAREMENA office now are conducting a study in the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA) region to identify and document strong examples of good practices and human interest stories (HIS) to showcase successful approaches to girl sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response girls programming, including harmful traditional practices such as early childbirth and forced marriage (CEFM) prevention and female genital mutilation (FGM), increasing access to SRH information and services, as well as prevention of unintended pregnancies among adolescent girls.
* Amplify voices of women and girls – particularly within groups most affected by GBV (gender-based violence): supporting women’s leadership, networks and coalitions to positively influence policies, laws, norms, and institutional practices toward gender justice.
* Engaging men and boys.
* Promoting inclusive, accountable institutions: supporting individuals and institutions to work in a way that is inclusive, effective and accountable to diverse people’s rights and needs.
* Build on relationships and capacities of solidarity groups: supporting strong relations – among family and intimate partners, peers and communities – toward gender justice, etc.
* Girls below 18 years as the impact group and may also target a variety of other groups such as men and boys, community leaders, government officials, service providers, etc.
* Can be a humanitarian or development program.
* Should be supported by evidence such as proposals, donor reports, internal and external evaluations, media material, and other related documents.
* Have been or currently are being implemented in the time frame of 2012-2017.
* Must be accompanied by HIS (human interest stories) to highlight its nature and impact and the story should include pictures.
Eligible Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, OPT, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Morocco.
Deadline: 27 October 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/women-and-gender/call-applications-unfpa-care-study-good-practices-gbv-srh-programing-girls/
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