Deadline extended!

ISHONCH VA HAYOT, in partnership with AFEW International and with financial support from the European Union, is accepting applications for the programme “Advocating vulnerable groups’ rights through a stronger civil society in Uzbekistan”.

We invite non-profit organisations from all regions of Uzbekistan with experience and/or plans in supporting and protecting social, economic and cultural human rights. Particular attention will be given to groups of people vulnerable to discrimination – women, people with disabilities, people living with or at high risk of HIV and migrants.

The aim of the programme is to protect the rights and freedoms of vulnerable groups in Uzbekistan by strengthening local civil society. Representatives of 30 non-profit organizations will be able to participate in the events, which will take place off-line. Participants will also have the opportunity to join online meetings.

The expected outputs of activities:

1.Thirty CSOs are trained on strategic organisational capabilities linked to advocacy, project development, monitoring & evaluation, fundraising and communication, and community-based participatory research (CBPR);
2.These CSOs are specifically trained to deal with restrictions due to Covid-19 (digital working/outreach, promoting hygienic measures to final beneficiaries, referral to medical and social emergency services);
3. Small grants are made available to CSOs to enable them to build and strengthen these key organisational capacities;
4. Potential for advocacy through CBPR and other capacities is assessed and shared amongst CSOs and their constituencies’ representatives;
5. Linking, learning and coalition building are offered to CSOs with similar organisations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia;
6.Dialogue between CSOs and relevant government agencies is facilitated on building confidence and developing joint strategies to improve implementation of marginalised/vulnerable groups’ rights.

Applications for the project programme are accepted on this form until 15 May 23.59 local time.

The aim of the project is to empower vulnerable groups by building and strengthening their own organisations and capacities to defend their rights.

By giving voice to vulnerable groups and seeking to participate in decision-making, the project contributes to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 16 on developing an inclusive society and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.

The first trainings will take place at the beginning of June 2022.

PS. THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PRODUCED WITH THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. THE CONTENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF ISHONCH VA HAYOT AND AFEW INTERNATIONAL AND CAN UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE REGARDED AS REFLECTING THE POSITION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
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