RE-ADVERTISEMENT: CFP- Provision of equal and quality access to free legal aid to women and girls, survivors of violence

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The programme “Ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing norms, changing minds” is a UN Women Europe and Central Asia regional programme (2017-2023, Phase I & II) aiming to reduce gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Western Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia,  Montenegro and Serbia – and Turkey, anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention. The programme is funded by the European Commission (EC) under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) III, and is aligned with the European Union accession standards to achieve equality between women and men. The programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating VAWG and all forms of discrimination; promotes favourable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender-based discrimination and VAWG; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services.

UNWOMEN plans to engage an (Responsible Parties) as defined in accordance with these documents. UN-WOMEN now invites sealed proposals from qualified proponents for providing the requirements as defined in the UN-WOMEN Terms of Reference.

Proposals must be received by UNWOMEN at the address specified not later than  17:00 on 7 May 2021.

All details can be found in the attached document.

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