Promoting Women’s political participation
The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) work worldwide to advance gender equality by promoting and supporting the political empowerment of women.
Women represent half of the world’s population but although the rate of women represented in national parliament has increased globally, they are still underrepresented. Proportional representation matters, as research indicates that women legislate differently compared to men and place greater priority on women’s rights and issues, as well as policies that reflect the priorities of ethnic and racial minorities.
In the Peruvian General Elections held in April 2021, a record-high number of women were elected to serve as legislators in Peru’s Congress from 2021-2026 as a result of a new law making gender parity on electoral lists compulsory. A law against political harassment was also approved recently, although implementation is pending.
In line with FCDO policy goals, the British Embassy in Lima is seeking to fund projects to promote women’s political participation. In particular, we would be interested in funding initiatives to support the implementation of the Gender Parity Law and the Law against Political Harassment, as well as initiatives that build capacity for Peruvian women legislators and their staff members to legislate on matters to promote gender equality.
International and civil-society organisations are invited to submit proposals for projects of up to £12,000 (S/.53,170), which should be implemented between September 2021 and March 2022. We encourage projects that complement or build on existing initiatives. Value for money is an important selection criterion, and implementers should deliver 85% of the project cost by December 2021.
How to bid?
Proposals must be submitted using authorised forms and include an activity-based budget (ABB) in Peruvian Nuevo Soles (documents below). Proposals without an ABB will not be considered. Proposals should be submitted in English or Spanish to the email address: BEProjectsPeru