Country : Liberia
Summary : Civil Society Advisory Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women UN Women
TPD Ref No : 36934792
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Financier : Self Financed
Purchaser : UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN (UN WOMEN)
Monrovia&#rl;&#nl;Phone: +231 88 645 6209
Tender Details : Expression of Interest are invited for Civil Society Advisory Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women UN Women, Liberia.&#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;UN Women Liberia Call for Expression of Interest for membership on its Civil Society Advisory Group&#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for&#rl;&#nl;the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of&#rl;&#nl;women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of&#rl;&#nl;development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace and security. UN Women supports UN Member&#rl;&#nl;States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil&#rl;&#nl;society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards.&#rl;&#nl;Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations&#rl;&#nl;system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into&#rl;&#nl;action throughout the world. In Liberia, UN Women has a strong and vibrant relationship with civil society&#rl;&#nl;organizations across the country through its various programme interventions.&#rl;&#nl;UN Women has been operational in Liberia since 2010 and has worked strategically in the country and&#rl;&#nl;currently manages one of the biggest offices in West Africa. It extended continuous support to the&#rl;&#nl;Government of Liberia, to key stakeholders from national and local levels, through various programmes&#rl;&#nl;and activities aimed at creating an enabling environment for gender equality, recognized as a prerequisite&#rl;&#nl;for sustainable development with a strong and active policy on gender equality. &#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;For the next four years (2020-2024), the UN Women Country Programme will strategically focus on four&#rl;&#nl;priority areas, namely:&#rl;&#nl;1) Governance and Women Political Participation and Leadership;&#rl;&#nl;2) Women in Peace and Security and humanitarian actions;&#rl;&#nl;3) Ending Violence Against Women and Girls; and&#rl;&#nl;4) Women`s Economic Empowerment.&#rl;&#nl;In order to fulfil its mandate, UN Women considers civil society as one of the most important&#rl;&#nl;constituencies providing an important source for ideas, policy perspectives, partnerships and support for&#rl;&#nl;the organization. Closely linked is the vital advocacy role played by civil society in advancing shared&#rl;&#nl;objectives in promoting women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women. To provide&#rl;&#nl;strong and coherent leadership in support of the country’s priorities and efforts, UN Women builds&#rl;&#nl;effective &#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;UN Women Liberia is honoring the vital role that civil society organizations, in particular women’s&#rl;&#nl;organizations, play in promoting women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women.&#rl;&#nl;Towards this, UN Women established its first Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) at the country level in&#rl;&#nl;2016 to create a space for continued dialogue, which has now completed its tenure. In order to continue&#rl;&#nl;the existing practice of effective consultation with civil society organizations to ensure their meaningful&#rl;&#nl;contribution to the work of the organization at the country level, a new CSAG will be invited to play key&#rl;&#nl;role in advising on UN Women programing aspects, its annual work plan and the preparation of its new&#rl;&#nl;Strategic Plan including CSOs role in intergovernmental processes and reporting with reference to CSW,&#rl;&#nl;Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), follow up to the&#rl;&#nl;implementation of Beijing + 25 review and Generation Equality Forum outcomes including as part of the&#rl;&#nl;set-up of Action Coalitions around specific thematic areas, and other processes&#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;Objectives of the CSAG:&#rl;&#nl;The CSAG will be a consultative forum for strategic dialogue between civil society and UN Women. More&#rl;&#nl;specifically the objectives will be to:&#rl;&#nl;1. Foster dialogue and engagement between UN Women and civil society on national&#rl;&#nl;development issues and trends related to gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment&#rl;&#nl;in line with the international commitments/frameworks.&#rl;&#nl;2. Inform UN Women Programs and key priorities through civil society’s expertise, experience,&#rl;&#nl;perspective and knowledge.&#rl;&#nl;3. Serve as an interface/conduit between UN Women and key stakeholders including policy makers, marginalized communities and youth groups to strengthen its mandate in taking forward development agenda such as the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Platform for Action, Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) outcomes and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). &#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;The following criteria will guide the selection of the members of the CSAG:&#rl;&#nl;• Strong connection to national or regional women’s organizations and networks, concerned with&#rl;&#nl;matters within the competence of UN Women and with extensive experience in national and/or&#rl;&#nl;regional advocacy and policy development.&#rl;&#nl;• Thematic expertise/experience in one or more UN Women priority areas.&#rl;&#nl;• Demonstrable understanding of the needs and interests of diverse groups of women.&#rl;&#nl;• Experience in policy, legislation and/or human rights treaties is valued, particularly at the&#rl;&#nl;regional/international level.&#rl;&#nl;• Members must not be engaged in active politics.
Deadline : 22 Oct 2019
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