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Eliminating Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Harmful Practices (Liberia)

Organisation: UN Women

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Gender equality in media

Funding Size: $20,000 to $25,000

Deadline: 08/03/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    In order to be eligible for a grant, interested CSOs must:
    – Be a legal entity;
    – Be in operation for at least 5 years;
    – Have proven credibility in the country or region or in the original country of location, especially credibility in terms of working towards gender equality, women’s rights, and economic empowerment.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Liberia
  • Application language: English

UN Women is pleased to announce its call for proposals to Eliminate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and Harmful Practices (HPs) and increase women’s and girls’ access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHRs).

The programme seeks to prioritize the vital role of the media in advocacy, gender-sensitive reporting and raising awareness on SGBV, HPs and SRHRs issues in local dialects, setting the agenda which gives it the power to dictate what people see, and hear as well as shape their attitudes towards different aspects of life.

However, even with the influx of multi-media tools to communicate, there is still a lack of awareness and dialogue on what comprises GBV, legislation frameworks in place for legal recourse, prevention mechanisms, where to go for help, care and rehabilitation.

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Technical Specialist and direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the Implementing Partner/Responsible Party will work towards achieving the following tasks: 

  • Provide technical support for media practitioners and media institutions on Gender Sensitive reporting;
  • Support news outlets to develop standards on ethical and gender-sensitive reporting;
  • Document news and other media stories/reports sensitively reported on VAWG in particular and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) more broadly;
  • Support other UN Women responsible party(ies) implementing the Spotlight Initiative with communication and visibility including coverage of activities by media practitioners participating in the program;

The Eliminate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices project will target a total of 300 media practioners and 59 media institutions, including journalists of community radio stations.

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