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Sectors: Local development, Youth

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Asia, Candidate countries, Central America, Developing countries, European Union, Latin America

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Support community actors in their fight against violent conflicts and gender-based violences
Main beneficiaries: NGOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Support community actors in their fight against violent conflicts and gender-based violences
Main beneficiaries: NGOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Enable civil society organizations to engage as actors of development and peaceful resolution of conflicts;
* Support communities and the society as a whole in addressing conflict and violence, and strengthening a culture of peace and peaceful resolution of divergent interests

Priorities
* Foresee support to selected communities through innovative means in overcoming violence (gender-based and beyond) and restoring a culture of peaceful intra- and inter-community interaction, in particular addressing children and youth, including through involvement of schools, cultural and community-based organization. Local authorities need to be included in community-based actions;
* Include innovative ways of building sustainable and long-term institutional capacities of local and national-level CSOs and platforms to engage in the promotion of peaceful interaction and overcoming of violence, including activities that encourage dialogue, respect for diversity, solidarity, mutual care and understanding, mediation and restorative justice;
* Build on as well as include elements of research on cultural root enablers for peace with the aim of building an evidence base of approaches that contribute to sustainable transformation;
* Identify adequate and innovative means of interaction between communities, subnational and national levels, and involving key stakeholders;
* Highlight the role of girls, women and youth as actors of development and peaceful resolution of conflicts

Among financed actions
* Identify and scale up good local practices to overcome violence against the most vulnerable including girls, women, children and the poorest;
* Promote a culture of peace and nonviolence through sports, music, arts, theatre, festival, cartoons, movie clips, competitions within communities and among communities;
* Address gender role issues, promote empowerment, ensure physical and psychological wellbeing and strengthen role of girls and women in the community;
* Media campaigns, use of social media, identifying role models and “peace champions” at local, subnational and national levels, mobilizing volunteers;
* Advocacy and training using evidence and research on root causes of violence and restoring a culture of peace;
* Strengthen local traditional mediation functions;
* Strengthen traditional values of respect and dignity;
* Engage communities, families, local chiefs and schools;
* Promote the inclusion of innovative anti-violence elements in school curricula

Additional information
* This is a restricted for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated;

* Initial duration of the project: between 36 and 48 months;

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person; 
– Be non-profit-making; 
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation; 
– Actions must take place in Papua New Guinea;
– Applicant must act with at least one co-applicant;
– Each proposal must address all the priorities which are interlinked and mutually reinforcing;
– In cases where the lead applicant is established in an eligible country other than Papua New Guinea, project proposals should be based on local initiatives and genuine involvement of CSOs from partner country should be ensured at all stages. In these cases, the lead applicant must demonstrate significant experience in working in Papua New Guinea and have active working relationships with PNG-based CSOs