Creation of Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

UN Women Ethiopia is implementing two safe city and safe public spaces projects in Addis Ababa and Hawassa as part of UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Places for Women and Girls Global Flagship Initiative. To this end, the office would like to engage a Civil Society Organization to implement community-based interventions on Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls free from sexual harassment (SH) and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls.

The Safe City and Safe Public Spaces project in Addis Ababa and Hawassa focuses on the following outcome areas:

  • Outcome 1: Gender responsive locally owned interventions identified.
  • Outcome 2: Comprehensive legislation and policies to prevent and respond to SVAWG in public spaces:
  • Outcome 3: Investments in the safety and economic viability of public spaces, including public infrastructures, are effective.
  • Outcome 4: Attitudes and behaviors related to women’s and girls’ rights to enjoy public spaces free from SVAWG have improved.

2) Eligibility

One locally registered NGO (local or international), preferably Women’s and Youth organization or entity, will be selected to develop and implement community-based interventions in Addis Ababa and Hawassa cities. The organization will be expected to implement activities against the four outcomes of the project.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Ethiopia.

4) Budget

The proposed intervention size and budget request must fall between a minimum indicative amount of USD 130,000 and a maximum amount of USD 140,000 for the period up to December 2021. Budget proposals should be submitted in local currency (ETB). All currency exchanges will be calculated using the UN Operational Exchange Rate as per the deadline of submission.

5) Application

Proposals must be received by UNWOMEN at the address specified not later than (time) _ 23:59 Ethiopia standard time (GMT+3) on 09 March 2021.