UN Women Jordan announces a call for proposal on 'Strengthening Capacities of Women's Civil Society Organizations'
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
'Strengthening Capacities of Women’s Civil Society Organizations in Evidence-based Advocacy and Women, Peace and Security Agenda.'
UN Women is leading the global efforts related to women, peace and security (WPS) agenda. One of the key areas of work for UN Women country office for Jordan is supporting Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and other government stakeholders in the security sector in the implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP).
The Jordanian National Action Plan 2018-2021 calls for meaningful engagement with local women’s civil society organizations and gender equality advocates. Capacity-building in evidence based advocacy, awareness-raising on women, peace and security agenda and enhancing participation of women’s civil society organizations in the decision making processes are part of the JONAP's pillars. Women’s enhanced participation in decision making throughout the JONAP implementation will contribute to identify and prioritise the specific needs faced by vulnerable women both refugees and Jordanians that may lead to enhance access to services for women and increase the allocation of funds to address the women’s needs.
The programme 'Strengthening Capacities of Women’s Civil Society Organizations in Evidence-based Advocacy and Women, Peace and Security Agenda,' will work toward the achievement of three outcomes:
• Outcome 1: Women CBOs have enhanced capacities on Women, Peace and Security agenda and evidence-based advocacy for advancing women’s rights especially for most vulnerable groups in Jordan
• Outcome 2: Women CBOs have increased meaningful participation in the decision-making process for effective implementation of JONAP and Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Jordan
• Outcome 3: Coordination among women CBOs and civil society networks has improved for advancing women’s rights especially most vulnerable groups