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Реализация глобальной поддержки женщин, мира и безопасности (WPS)

Global instability and violent extremism threaten U.S. and global security. The U.S. Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (WPS Act),3 further expanded upon by the U.S. Strategy on WPS (WPS Strategy),4 and the Department of State’s Plan to Implement the U.S. Strategy on WPS (State Department WPS Implementation Plan)5 have identified women’s safety and women’s leadership in preventing, resolving, and recovering from conflict and crisis as crucial to sustainable peace and security. Promoting women’s meaningful participation across efforts to prevent conflict and build peace is not simply a “women’s issue;” it is a national security issue.

As outlined in WPS Strategy Line of Effort 1 and WPS Implementation Plan Department Outcome 1, women’s meaningful participation in peace and security increases the durability and effectiveness of solutions. Women living in areas affected by conflict, crisis, and violent extremism – the very context in which their leadership is needed most – face heightened risks of violence. For women from religious and ethnic minority groups, these risks are further amplified. As outlined in WPS Strategy Line of Effort 2 and WPS Implementation Plan Department Outcome 2, prevention of and response to violence against women is therefore a key element of the U.S. Government’s approach to advancing WPS and human rights.

Objectives:

·        Support to WPS Initiatives: Partner equitably with a range of local women’s civil society organizations in no fewer than five countries in at least three regions to advance locally-designed WPS initiatives. This will include support for participation in peace processes and other peace and security decision-making institutions as well as engagement on preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

·        Rapid-Response Fund: Provide a limited (up to approx. $1 million), global rapid response fund to ensure women leaders and women’s organizations can respond to unanticipated, high-impact opportunities and challenges as they arise to advance WPS related priorities. This must include (but is not limited to) reserve capacity to deploy expert technical assistance for the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of high-impact National Action Plans (NAP) on WPS or similar instruments, if requested.12

Both objectives should include optional organizational capacity-building to advance civil society organizations’ core growth and sustainability, when requested by those organizations and agreed to by S/GWI. For both objectives, activities must align with the Congressional directives associated with the funding. For both objectives, S/GWI plans to support and advance the interests of ethnic and religious minority women.

Grant:

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,200,000

Award Ceiling: $5,200,000

Award Floor: $5,200,000

At least $2,500,000 of the funding available under this RSOI is directed for work to support Women and Girls at Risk from Violent Extremism and Conflict, and at least $2,500,000 of the funding available under this RSOI is directed for work to address GBV. Activities must align with those earmarks; please see the appropriations language in Annex A.

Eligible Applicants:

Organizations submitting SOIs must meet the following criteria:

·        Be a U.S.- or foreign-based non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO); or

·        Be a private, public, or state institution of higher education; and

·        Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active and equitable partnerships with in country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders, including NGOs and private sector actors; and

·        Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar programs in size, scope, and focus. S/GWI reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal awards. These applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

Public International Organizations (PIOs) are not eligible to apply as prime applicants under this RSOI, though they may partner on a proposal as a sub-awardee.

S/GWI maintains an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and activities. S/GWI welcomes SOI submissions irrespective of race, ethnicity, heritage, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status.

Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), February 12, 2021

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: SGWIProjectProposals@state.gov

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