The Supreme Council for Women in Bahrain, UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment’ to highlight the accomplishments that have reflected the progress on the status of women at the national level, and in order to circulate and spread best practices that enhance the status of women at the global level and pursue the accomplishment of development goals related to achieving gender justice.

Funding brief: In an effort by the Supreme Council for Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain to highlight the accomplishments that have reflected the progress on the status of women at the national level, and in order to circulate and spread best practices that enhance the status of women at the global level and pursue the accomplishment of development goals related to achieving gender justice, the Supreme Council for Women partnered with UN Women to establish a  global edition to “Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award for Bahraini Women Empowerment”.

The award aims to:
● Highlight the contribution of the public and private sector, civil society and women’s rights champions to worldwide efforts for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
● Promote women’s empowerment and equality between men and women.
● Encourage innovative approaches and solutions to achieve women’s empowerment in policy and programming, and to provide a global space to celebrate these achievements.
● Foster creative and inclusive thinking by communities to collaborate to achieve women’s empowerment, recognizing that equality for all, means prosperity for all and sustainable development for communities and nations.

General Criteria
Ÿ Innovate methodologies / scientific policies to fill gaps in favor of women in various sectors, and to ensure the sustainability of its application for a period no less than three years at a minimum.
Ÿ Contribute to the provision of quality services to different age groups of women in support of policies and methodologies for the empowerment of women, and gender balance.
Ÿ Development of plans and appropriate mechanisms to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and in particular the Fifth Goal regarding “Gender Equality”.
Ÿ Promote the participation of women by studying their needs within all phases of planning, implementation and evaluation.
Ÿ Empower women to assume leadership positions, and the sustainability of their participation in decision making positions.
Ÿ The use of sustainable mechanisms that positively impact the context of women’s empowerment and equal opportunities to the current status of women and future generations, as well as ensuring the possibility of institutional and nation-wide development and application with the least resources.
Ÿ Launch initiatives and support services to resolve the problems and obstacles faced by women in order to ensure the provision of appropriate options and alternatives for an active participatory community.
Ÿ Achieving positive and sustainable impact on the economic and community development programs targeting the poor, or the women and families who are most in need, as well as to provide a decent and safe life by contributing to reducing poverty, illiteracy and unemployment rates for women etc.

Public Sector:
Ÿ Increase the contribution of women in the national economy and benefit from the gross domestic product and national income.
Ÿ Empower women to reach national decision-making posts and to represent the state at the regional and international level.
Ÿ The adoption of strategies / action plans geared to bridge the gaps between men and women in all sectors of employment.
Ÿ Put the needs of working women and the institution’s beneficiaries within the strategic priorities of the institution and documented within the working procedures.
Ÿ Adopt initiatives / methodologies to mainstream women’s needs and to achieve equal opportunities between men and women.
Ÿ The existence of practical applications for the adoption of budgets that are responsive to the needs of women and mechanisms that prioritize issues for women in the preparation and implementation of the budget.
Ÿ Innovation and excellence in the development and activation of systems and mechanisms that achieve equal opportunities in professional development and provide services that support the reconciliation between the professional duties of women with family commitments.
Ÿ Deployment of social awareness and highlight success stories and best practices of initiatives that contributed to the support of women, their roles and progress in various fields.

Private Sector:
Ÿ Adopt policies / methodologies to bridge gaps in order to achieve equal opportunities in the private sector.
Ÿ Put the needs of working women and the institution’s beneficiaries within the strategic priorities of the institution and documented within the working procedures.
Ÿ Adopt incentive-based initiatives and quality programs to support and empower women towards advanced value-added positions ensuring the sustainability of their presence in the labour market.
Ÿ Adopt methodologies in support of budgets that are responsive to the needs of women as well as the incorporation of women’s needs in the preparation and implementation of the budget.
Ÿ Innovation and excellence in the development and activation of systems and mechanisms that achieve equal opportunities in professional development and provide services that support the reconciliation between the professional duties of women with family commitments.
Ÿ Empower women to attain decision making posts, particularly at the board of directors level. That is in addition to empowering women to represent the institution at the regional and international level.
Ÿ Within in the context of social responsibility, adopt programs and initiatives with a sustainable impact on the empowerment of women.

Civil Society:
Ÿ Launch initiatives / programs that aim to empower women and ensure the sustainability of their participation in the labor market.
Ÿ Launch / implement development programs to empower women economically / socially, to be value-added members of society.
Ÿ The institution’s ability to take part in advocacy groups guided by public opinion in a way that positively reflects on the status of women and future generations.
Ÿ Contribute to building a national knowledge system in the field of women empowerment with the aim of contributing to developing further social awareness in relation to women and their role.
Ÿ The ability to adopt and provide innovative services and options in support of women and the family.

Individuals:
Ÿ Launch initiatives / programs that aim to empower women and ensure the sustainability of their participation in the labor market.
Ÿ Launch / implement development programs to empower women economically / socially, to be value-added members of society.
Ÿ The individual’s ability to take part in advocacy groups guided by public opinion in a way that positively reflects on the status of women and future generations.
Ÿ Contribute to building a national knowledge system in the field of women empowerment with the aim of contributing to developing further social awareness in relation to women and their role.
Ÿ The ability to adopt and provide innovative services and options in support of women and the family

Donor Name: The Supreme Council for Women in Bahrain, UN Women
Funding name: Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment

Deadline: August, 31st, 2018 (GMT+3)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The award value for the public sector, private sector, civil society and individual award is 100,000 (Hundred thousand) USD.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: A period of two months to apply for the award in each term, and is determined according to the launch date. Each term runs for 3 years.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Target Audience: Individual women’s empowerment champions, civil society, public and private institutions are encouraged to apply.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply:
 Public Sector: Click to view
 Private Sector: Click to view
 Civil Society: Click to view
 Individuals: Click to view

 Guideline:
 English: Click to view
 Arabic: Click to view

● About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Public Sector: Click to view, Private Sector: Click to view, Civil Society: Click to view, Individuals: Click to view).


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