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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Gender equality, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Local development

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific

Category: Call for Proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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DCI/EIDHR – Support to civil society and human rights in Somalia – 2020
Funds for: supporting CSOs’ contributions towards reinforced governance, social change, and inclusive policy-making in Somalia

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To support CSOs’ contributions towards reinforced governance, social change, and inclusive policy-making in Somalia;
* To promote culture as a vehicle to foster a sense of citizenship, inclusion and economic integration;
* To promote the opening of civic and democratic space;
* To promote the rights of women and girls and reduce all forms of sexual and gender-based violence, with a particular focus on female genital mutilation (FGM)

Priorities
* Lot 1 – Civil society organisations (CSOs) as actors of governance and development
– Promote culture as a vehicle to foster sense of citizenship, inclusion and economic integration (targeting women and youth);
* Lot 2 – Democracy and human rights
– Promote the opening of civic and democratic space;
– Promote the rights of women and girls and reduce all forms of sexual and gender-based violence, with a particular focus on female genital mutilation (FGM)

Among financed actions

* Lot 1:
– Awareness-raising, capacity development of cultural actors and supporting of cultural initiatives (such as music, theatre and street art as a way of self-expression) contributing to promoting human rights, intercultural dialogue and anti-discriminatory attitudes/practices, in the context of reconciliation, conflict resolution and democratisation;
– Stimulating cooperation between cultural actors, media, education professionals and civil society organisations active in promoting democracy and human rights, for the development and dissemination of diverse cultural content relevant to national and regional contexts;
– Protection and promotion/communication of tangible and intangible cultural heritage;
– Development of capacity of cultural actors and creative entrepreneurs to be economically self-reliant and contribute to local economy

* Lot 2
– Advocacy, lobbying and development of strategies to push for public policy reforms, influence policy-making on critical state-building issues (e.g. elections, constitutional review, federalism, accountability of State institutions);
– Facilitating dialogue processes and mediation activities (such as inter-community, inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogues) to strengthen peace- and state-building processes and human rights promotion;
– Fostering freedom of expression and of the press and promoting the respect of rights of civil society activists and journalists;
– Strengthening the rights of women and youth and their empowerment and involvement in public affairs, including by promoting their participation in decision-making, notably through women and youth organisations;
– Fighting against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) by building on existing strategies and developing specific interventions including through community dialogues, involvement of government and public personalities, awareness-raising and working with men and boys on changing gender norms and the acceptability of violence against women and girls;
– Advocacy and awareness campaigns including use of media, lobbying and development of strategies to combat gender-based violence and exploitation of women and youths

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action:
– Lot 1: between 36 and 48 months
– Lot 2: between 24 and 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person or a natural person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a civil society organization or an association of civil society organizations;
– Be established in Somalia, or:

> Lot 1: in a Member State of the European Union, or in a developing country or territory as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD-DAC, or in an oversea country or territory covered by Council Decision 2013/755/EU;

> Lot 2: in any country (all countries are eligible for participation in contracts financed under EIDHR without prejudice to the limitations inherent to the nature and the objectives of the action)

– Actions must take place in Somalia