The project is implemented with financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The purpose of the project is to strengthen the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of Cherkasy and Chernihiv Oblasts in promoting democratic reforms and human rights, taking into account the gender component and the concluding observations to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (hereinafter referred to as the CEDAW observations) through influence on policy development by authorities and decision-making at all levels.
The project objective is to train CSOs in Cherkasy and Chernihiv Oblasts on gender policy, women's and girls' rights, and to provide them with knowledge and skills on development and implementation of advocacy campaigns.
Participation and influence of coalitions of CSOs in those Oblasts over decision development and making processes by state authorities and local self-government bodies, which will result in adoption of normative and legislative instruments on regional/local levels following the concluding Observations of the CEDAW.
- Organization and conducting Educational Program "Advocacy Campaigns on Gender Policy and the Rights of Girls and Women" of leaders of 48 CSOs in two Oblasts of Ukraine (24 in each).
- Creating teams/coalitions of the trained CSOs in each of two Oblasts in order to effectively implement advocacy campaigns and consider the CEDAW's observations in development and approval of normative and legislative instruments by state authorities and local self-government bodies.
- Conducting advocacy campaigns in Cherkasy and Chernihiv Oblasts by coalitions of CSOs, which will result in improvements (amendments, modifications) to existing normative and legislative instruments or development of the new ones considering the CEDAW observations.
- Informing the public about the outcomes of advocacy campaigns implementation.
The project provides an integrated approach to strengthening the role of CSOs in promoting democratic reforms and human rights, namely, the combination of theoretical training with practical activity, due to consolidation of the gained theoretical knowledge provided to CSOs in the course of this activity of resource support.
Announcement of the Call for Proposals for the Training Program "Advocacy Campaigns on Gender Policy and the Rights of Girls and Women"
All-Ukrainian NGO "Democracy Development Center", within the framework of the project announces a competition for public organizations in Cherkasy and Chernihiv Oblasts to participate in the training program "Advocacy Campaigns on Gender Policy and the Rights of Girls and Women". After completing the Training Program, participants will be able to create coalitions and to take part in the competition for resource support for implementation of their own advocacy campaigns in their Oblasts.
Participation in the competition is open for non-profit civil society organizations from Cherkasy and Chernihiv Oblasts, registered according to Ukrainian legislation, which:
- protect social and economic rights and promote the interests of their target groups;
- are interested in solving urgent problems and in implementing reforms, both at the Oblast level, and in cities and rural areas.
The purpose of the Training Program is to increase the CSO's ability to represent interests and protect the rights of its target groups, to expand the participation of organizations and their influence over development and implementation of public policy at different levels of the decision-making process, considering the comments of CEDAW.
To participate in the Training Program, forty eight (48) public organizations from two regions of Ukraine, twenty four (24) from each, will be selected.
The Training Program will be lasting for three days in each Oblast according to the training methodology.
Participants of the Program who live outside the Oblast center will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses, participants will be provided with meals.
Ella Lamakh, Julia Voronina
tel: +38 063 2219192, 099 550-35-05