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Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children: call to intermediaries

Programme

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV)

Deadline

19 April 2023

Budget

€ 24,9 million

  • Max € 60.000 per third party

Relevant links

Call info page

Call document


Objectives

The overall aim of this call is to support, empower and build the capacity of independent civil society organisations active at local, regional, national and transnational level in combating gender-based violence and/or violence against children and championing EU values, thereby contributing to women and children’s full enjoyment of rights, the equal empowerment of women and men and the empowerment of children, in all their diversity.

The purpose of the call is to select and support a limited number of transnational, national or regional actors/intermediaries which will build the capacities of and regrant (i.e., further disburse the grant) to a large number of civil society organisations active at local, regional, national level.

Against this backdrop, intermediaries must align themselves with the aims of this call as well as with the values and principles it promotes and to request such alignment from the final beneficiaries/third parties. Via the re-granting scheme the intermediaries are expected to reach out to grassroots small and local civil society organisations, including organisations based in remote and rural areas, active in the field of preventing and combating gender-based violence and/or violence against children and other groups at risk, with a priority to organisations that tend to have more limited capacity and/or access to funding sources.

Expected impacts

  • Increased prevention of all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls and domestic violence, increased prevention of situations of violence against children;
  • Better protection and support for victims of such violence;
  • Increased public awareness of gender-based violence and violence against children;
  • Increased multi-agency response to combat gender-based violence and violence against children;
  • Strengthened protection and support to child suffering violence and in need of protection;
  • Strengthened integrated child protection systems;
  • Reinforced capacity of professionals to prevent, detect and respond to violence against children and increased capacity and cooperation of and among relevant services;
  • Strengthened capacity of CSOs that tackle these issues in a gender-sensitive and child rights-based and child-friendly way;
  • More supportive environment for CSOs;
  • More effective, accountable and sustainable CSOs;
  • A better developed advocacy role for CSOs;
  • Increased involvement of CSOs in policy and decision-making processes with local, regional, and national governments and other relevant actors;
  • Strengthened regional cooperation within civil society.