EC Call for Proposals on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights…2

“Overall objective

The overall objective of the call is to support developing countries to improve SRHR by strengthening civil society organisations to effectively advocate for the development and implementation of SRHR strategies for their population and contributing to provision of SRH services in fragile states.

Applications must address only one of the specific objectives of the call:

Specific objective 1: Advocate for SRHR policy development and implementation and awareness raising of SRHR
Applications under specific objective 1 must contribute to achieving at least two of the following expected results:

1.1. Advocacy directed at parliamentarians, political and interest parties, cabinets of ministers and government institutions at the level where decisions are made on budget allocations and on development and enforcement of laws and directives for SRHR; and SRHR are strategically positioned in national and local policy debates, linking it to a broad economic and socio-cultural agenda.

1.2. Alliances of local NGOs, other non-State actors and international organisations (IOs) are forged for influenced SRHR policy development and implementation and for integrated SRH in the operations of the country coordinating mechanisms (CCM) of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

1.3. Media campaigns are designed and run to support the promotion of SRHR and to end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls and boys

1.4. Youth networks and coalitions are supported to promote access for young people, girls and boys, to better information on sexual health and rights, sexual education, counselling on safe sexual behaviour, contraceptives and HIV/AIDS, and provision of and/or referral to the full range of sexual and reproductive health services. Attention is also given to violence and mutual respect between genders.”