Call for Proposals: Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017

UN Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations (with special focus on organizations representing women from minority and disadvantaged groups) to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention, under the Programme ¨Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing norms, changing minds¨ funded by European Union. The Programme aims at ending gender based discrimination and violence against women, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged groups of women, in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo[1], FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia) and Turkey.

Organizations that wish to participate in this Call for Proposals are requested to send all required application documents in one email to eca.evawproject@unwomen.org indicating in the e-mail subject: EVAW - CfP Regional Platforms

By 20 July 2017, 23:00 (Ankara local time).

Proposals received after the date and time may not be accepted for consideration.

Applications must be submitted in English.

UN Women will acknowledge receipt of the applications through a confirmation e‐mail. Only those short listed shall be considered and further contacted.

While applicants could be operating and/or legally registered in one or more countries covered by the programme, the proposal must cover all countries involved in the programme. Only proposals addressing the regional scope of the call will thus be considered.


[1] All references to Kosovo on this website shall be understood to be in full compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).