Monitoring Women Peace & Security 2, Provincial Women’s Networks
1. PROJECT BACKGROUND
Cordaid and Equality for Peace and Democracy (EPD) are co-implementing the programme Monitoring Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan 2 (MWPS2) in the period 2020-24. MWPS2 is intended to ensure that women’s mobilization and advocacy at local, provincial and national levels contributes to creating a safer, more just and more peaceful Afghanistan for all. The programme will achieve this impact by conducting research and analysis on relevant policy issues; by stimulating responsiveness and accountability from duty-bearers and power-holders; and by promoting the inclusion of women’s voices in Afghan peace processes at all levels. It will do so mainly by supporting the expansion of an existing network of Provincial Women’s Networks (PWNs) which take collective action to prevent violence against women, foster women’s participation in decision-making, and ensure women’s voices are heard in peace processes at all levels.
As MWPS2 will extend PWNs to all the provinces of Afghanistan in a phased manner, a detailed feasibility study is required for 10 provinces where PWNs currently do not operate. Based on the findings of the feasibility study, 5 new PWNs will be established during the first year of the programme in those contexts where the conditions are most appropriate. The assessment will provide an overview and analysis of the situation of the targeted provinces. In order to deliver the feasibility study, we are seeking a consultant or consultants (hereafter “Contractor”).
2. SCOPE OF WORK
The Contractor will conduct a study to understand the need and demand for, and feasibility of, establishment of a new PWN in each of 10 provinces, with information including the security situation, cultural norms, and other relevant factors, to be determined in conjunction with Cordaid and EPD.
- Duration of Assignment
Equality for Peace and Democracy (EPD)
- Start Date / Completion Date
14 April 2021 to 14 May 2021