Calls for Proposals
The Calls on the following budget lines are usually open
for organizations and projects interested in SRHR. For further details on
any of these Calls or corrigenda see the EuropeAid website,
Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights: To strengthen the role of civil
society in promoting human rights.
- In Albania, until: 19.08.2009,
budget: 1,200,000 €.
- In Jordan, until: 16.07.2009, budget: 900,000
- In Mauritania, until: 16.09.2009, budget: 300,000
Non-State Actors (NSA) and Local Authorities (LA) in
Development: To strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations and
local authorities in order to promote an inclusive and empowered society.
- In Armenia, until: 21.09.2009, budget: 800,000 €.
- In Cuba,
until: 16.09.2009, budget: 1,100,000 €.
- In Djibouti, until:
15.07.2009, budget: 300,000 €.
- In Western Samoa, until: 18.08.2009,
budget: 250,000 €.
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EU News: EU Presidency calls for intensified efforts
for SRHR services
At the UN Secretary-General’s “Forum on
Advancing Global Health in the Face of Crisis”, the Czech Representative
to the United Nations — representing the EU Presidency - issued a
statement on behalf of all 27 EU Member States. He outlined three EU
priority activities in order to reduce maternal mortality: family
planning, skilled assistance and emergency obstetric care. Moreover, the
EU Presidency called for intensified efforts for the development of
effective programmes for services for women and girls, including those
related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The whole EU
Presidency statement can be accessed here:
EU News: European Commission and UNIFEM launch joint
programme to address gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS
The European Commission and UNIFEM, the
United Nations Development Fund for Women, have agreed on a joint
programme to support gender equality in the context of HIV/AIDS. It will
be implemented in five countries (Rwanda, Kenya, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea
and Cambodia) over a period of three years and disposes of a total budget
of €2,4 Million. The programme is targeted towards policy makers at the
national level, particularly HIV/AIDS coordinating bodies as well as
HIV-positive women’s networks and gender advocates. More information on
the programme can be found here:.
EU News: Incoming Swedish EU Presidency presents its
six-month work programme
In the work programme for its upcoming
second EU Presidency term (1 July – 31 December 2009), the Swedish
government identifies two main priorities: the global economic crisis and
climate change. With regard to EU development cooperation, reproductive
health is not on the Swedish agenda. Instead, the Swedes will focus more
generally on the implementation of the Joint EU-Africa Strategy and the
strengthening of the ability of developing countries to deal with climate
change. Moreover, they want to move forward with the EU’s support for
democracy-building in external relations. The whole document can be
Upcoming Events: World Population Day
This year’s World Population Day will be
dedicated to the motto “Fight Poverty – Educate Girls”. In particular
against the background of the economic crisis, the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) calls for policy responses that build on women’s
roles as economic agents and for investments in girls’ and women’s
education and health. More information on activities around World
Population Day and on how to get involved can be found here: