Call for projects on Gender Equality - 2020

Are you a civil society entity working on gender equality issues in Jordan ? Then, this call for projects is for you !

Although the situation of women in the world has recently improved to some extent compared to the past decade, still, women earn on average 20% less than men do and own less than 20% of land. Moreover, one in three women is at the risk of experiencing sexual or physical violence in her life (Source : MAEA 2017, UN women, FAO, World Bank).These figures show that equality between women and men is one of the major struggles of our time. As for Jordan, it ranks 138th out of 149 countries in the 2018 Global Gender Gap Index report launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

In order to face these challenges, France is fully mobilized, promoting ambitious measures in this field. In September 2018 before the United Nations, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, called for women’s rights to become a “great global cause.” Fighting inequality, particularly between men and women, has been a common thread of the French Presidency of the G7. During the Biarritz Summit, Heads of States and Governments of the G7 launched an international coalition to fight gender inequality, which was called “the Biarritz Partnership for Gender Equality”. Furthermore, in July 2020 France will host the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, in partnership with civil society.

Therefore, and in alignment with the French International strategy for gender equality 2018-2020, the Embassy of France in Jordan is launching a call for three projects in the field of gender equality conducted by local organizations in Jordan. Who is eligible to apply ?

• Only national and local non-governmental and non-profit organizations
• Duration of the project must not exceed 1 year and must take place in Jordan.
• Projects outside Amman are encouraged

How to apply :
Applicants should submit their applications by email, and include the name of their organization as well as “Gender equality call for projects 2020” in the title of the email.
1- Fill out the application form that you can download below in Arabic or English versions. This document must not exceed 5 pages.

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2- Attach the registration certificate of your organisation to the email.
3- Provide your project timeline as well as a detailed budget.
Send the following documents to : (Please note that you can send applications in Arabic or in English).
Proposals must be received not later than Sunday 23rd of February 2020 at midnight (local time in Jordan).

Nature of Proposals :
The association/ organization is free to submit a project at 10 000 € maximum (Equivalent to 7874 JoD) under any format and activity. This funding is for activity organizing purposes, any requests for purchasing materials or equipment will be rejected.
The project should support civil society activities related to Gender equality in one or more of the following 4 fields :
• Reinforcing gender based violence protection.
• Promoting women’s economic participation.
• Enhancing access for public and social services (transportation/ health/ education).
• Promoting a more gender-sensitive environment

Selection procedure and announcement of the selected projects :
The three selected projects will be notified by email no later than mid-March. Projects that have not been selected will receive an email notification by early April.

For more information please contact Mrs. Rawan ALHOMAIMAT, cooperation officer at the French embassy in Amman.

Dernière modification : 26/01/2020

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