Call for Proposals: Fighting Trafficking and Unsafe Migration of Children in Uganda

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Fighting trafficking and unsafe migration of children is an important theme under Terre des Hommes Netherlands current strategic plan. The foundation plans to increase its support to comprehensive projects addressing trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Eastern Africa.

Child trafficking mainly happens for the purpose of child labour (mainly domestic, farm labour and increasingly labour in artisanal mines and oilfields), street begging and sexual exploitation. There is both internal and external trafficking.

Uganda is identified not only as a centre for recruitment and transit, but also a destination country for trafficked children. Part of the problem is due to a lack of coordinated responses at local and region level. With the signing of the East African Community (EAC) Customs Union, there is free movement of persons and goods in the region. However, this is not matched with control measures to address the trafficking in persons across the porous borders, which particularly affects children.

Objectives

  • Children at risk of trafficking and unsafe migration and children who are victims of trafficking and unsafe migration claim their rights
  • Families and communities protect children from trafficking and unsafe migration
  • Government protects children from trafficking and unsafe migration by making and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict child traffickers
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration)
  • Private sector contributes to the wellbeing of children vulnerable to or victims of trafficking and unsafe migration

Strategies

  • Children vulnerable to child trafficking and unsafe migration receive and attend educational services within their villages
  • Trafficked children (boys and girls) are intercepted, safeguarded and reintegrated; families of trafficked children participate in income generating activities
  • Community members with children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration participate in awareness raising activities
  • Members of judiciary and police staff are trained on child protection and child-friendly interview techniques
  • The private sector is mobilised, sensitised and organised to respond to the problem of child trafficking and unsafe migration

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following areas in Uganda are eligible for funding: Central, East and North Eastern Regions including key border points
  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant).
    • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to be fully registered in the country of implementation
    • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record in addressing child trafficking and unsafe migration of children
    • The proposal needs to show a coherent programmatic approach
    • The proposed project needs to be based on the Theory of Change with related outcomes

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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