Call for Proposals: Strengthening political leadership and skills of women political aspirants at local level to advance gender equality and women’s leadership in political life in Turkey

Date: Monday, July 26, 2021

UN Women in Turkey invites civil society organizations (CSOs) legally registered and operating in Turkey to submit project proposals to contribute to increasing women’s participation in local politics and decision making. Within the framework of the “Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership in Political and Business Life” project, UN Women is planning to provide support to women political aspirants at the local level, including young and marginalized women throughout the electoral cycle.

In view of local elections expected to take place in 2024, a training programme to advance women’s political leadership and skills will be developed and delivered to increase the very low level of participation of women in local government mainly as councillors and mayors. A partner agreement will be awarded to a civil society organization for that purpose.

The expected tasks of the partner agreement are as follows: 

  • To review and adapt the UN Women Political Leadership and Candidate Training Manual to country context as a basis for the training program.
  • Develop and deliver a candidate training program (based on the UN Women’s Political Leadership and Candidate Training Manual) to a minimum of 250 women aspiring to become involved in politics and run for local elections. 
  • Provide and facilitate networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities for women in politics and the political aspirants

Call for Proposals: Advancing gender equality and women’s leadership in political and business life (PDF)
Call for Proposals: Advancing gender equality and women’s leadership in political and business life (DOCX)

*Women’s organizations or entities are highly encouraged to apply. 

Due date for proposals: 20 August 2021, Turkey midnight time

E-mail address for applications: turkey.procurement@unwomen.org