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Sectors: Citizenship, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Local development

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for Proposals

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Mediterranean Region

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WE Funding – IPA II – Contributing…
Funds for: Contributing to gender equality and improving the status of women and girls 
Main beneficiaries: Cvil society organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Contributing to gender equality and improving the status of women and girls in the Southern Neighbourhood countries
Main beneficiaries: Cvil society organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– Supporting national stakeholders in developing and implementing practical and targeted information, awareness-rising and education activities aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Southern Neighbourhood countries; 
– Developing the capacity of civil society organisations in the Southern Neighbourhood countries, and notably women’s organisations, promoting legislation criminalising VAWG;
– The establishment of a civil society mechanism to follow the achievements on VAWG made by the national governments in the Southern Neighbourhood countries

Priorities
– Changing perceptions, attitudes and behaviours towards violence against women and girls, with the overall objective and aim of preventing it from happening;
– Supporting the building of political will towards legal and policy change favouring women’s rights and gender equality;
– Informing victims, including victims along the migration routes and victims of human trafficking, about their rights and the existing support services (shelters, helplines etc.) and protection measures available in their country or country of transit/destination

Among financed actions
– Development of a tailored communication strategy;
– Education activities targeting citizens, especially young people, journalist, school and judiciary staff;
– Develop a set of indicators to measure the progress towards practical implementation by national governments of policy measures addressing violence against women and girls