The United States Government, represented by the Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified U.S. organizations with the requisite capability and experience to support rule of law programming in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Specifically, organizations will be asked to provide assistance, judicial training, and consultation to criminal justice sector professionals and victims of gender-based violence (GBV).
The recipient is expected to provide support in the form of technical expertise to the justice sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The recipient will:
– Increase the rate of conviction of offenders of GBV through the use of training and legal assistance in matters pertaining to the development and enforcement of laws that combat gender based violence and contribute to the ability of the courts to prosecute those who offend
– Increase the levels and utilization of support services (to include access to justice and legal representation) for victims of GBV
– Expand the reach of support services to remote and rural areas in North Kivu Province
Expected Program Results
The recipient will be expected to work toward achieving the following results:
– By the End of Program, will have provided victims of GBV sustainable legal aid that will enable Congolese entities to build upon and continue the foundation established during the period of performance for this grant
– GBV training activities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in order to promote a larger number of victims to seek legal and legitimate courses of action and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice
– Improve the knowledge and case processing mechanisms of the Congolese police and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (GDRC) officials working on GBV
Direct funding for non-U.S. institutions is not available under this announcement.
Deadline for submitting full proposals is July 30, 2011
For more information and details, please visit this link and search by Funding Opportunity Number INL-11-CA-0008-AME-06292011.