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UN Women Africa Call for Papers: Spotlight Initiative 2022

UN Women Africa Call for Papers: Spotlight Initiative 2022. See more below!

When is the Application Deadline:

30th April 2022

Tell Me About UN Women Africa Call for Papers:

Call for thematic papers/briefs/case studies from Spotlight Initiative CSOs to enable knowledge sharing on emerging promising practices and lessons learned on Ending violence against women and girls/Harmful practices and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights, including on engaging key African Union processes

Women’s rights groups and CSOS in Africa have played a central role in advocating for and working towards Ending violence against women and girls/Harmful practices and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights (EVAWG/HP and SRHRR) on the continent. They are at the heart of the Spotlight Initiative’s programme. UN Women recognises that these CSOs through their critical work on the continent have generated a wealth of knowledge and practices that could significantly contribute to continental strategies and initiatives on EVAWG/HP and SRH and RR for other actors to benefit from.

To that end, UN Women through, the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme (SIARP) has issued a call for papers/briefs/case studies. The objective is to enable knowledge sharing on best practices and lessons learned on EVAWG/HP and SRHRR, including on engaging key African Union processes.  This call for papers/briefs/case studies offers an opportunity  for Spotlight Initiative CSOs to highlight their work, and describe what interventions they are undertaking and the results as well as the value they are seeing in the process. The selected CSOs will also be supported to participate in a regional forum for regional Spotlight CSOs to enable knowledge sharing on best practices and lessons learned on EVAWG/HP and SRHRR. 

Interested CSOs in the Africa Spotlight Countries are highly encouraged to apply. Additional information and guidelines are below:

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Call for papers

Who can apply for UN Women Africa Call for Papers?

To facilitate selection by UN Women of the CSOs that will develop a thematic paper/brief/case study, UN Women is seeking informative and descriptive short summaries or abstracts of the CSO’s proposed paper/case study, of not more than 2 pages. A brief outline of what the summary or abstract should contain is attached together with this call.

Which Countries are Eligible?

UN Women invites regional Spotlight CSOs supported Spotlight from the 8 African Spotlight Initiative countries (Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe) to respond to this call for good quality and original thematic papers/briefs/case studies.

How to Apply for UN Women Africa Call for Papers:

Regional CSOs should submit their abstracts to [email protected] on or before 30 April 2022. A Review Group including UN agencies, Representatives of the Regional Civil Society Reference Group, and the AUC will be involved in the selection process. For more information on the call, kindly contact Beletshachew Aynalem at the following email address: [email protected]

It is important to go through all application requirements before applying.

Goodluck!

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