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UN Women recruiting Consultant to Organize the Study Tour on Prevention and Response to Domestic Violence


Madrid, Spain, 06 June 2014

Background

With the generous support by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the UN Joint Programme to Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia (hereinafter referred to as the “UNJP”) has been launched in March 2012 implemented by UNDP, UN Women, and UNFPA. The overall goal of the programme is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through strengthening capacities in the government, civil society organizations and grassroots level. The overall goal will be achieved by realization of the following three outcomes:

  • Enhanced women’s political and economic empowerment;

  • Creation of an enabling environment to eliminate violence against women, especially domestic violence (DV);

  • Creation of enabling environment to realize Sexual and Reproductive Rights of population.

UN Women leads work under the second outcome of the UNJP being responsible for the creation of an enabling environment to eliminate violence against women, especially domestic violence in Georgia. UN Women seeks to achieve, that national laws and policies on domestic violence are improved in line with international commitments (DEVAW CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action). Its interventions focus inter alia on the improvement of the capacities of the institutional mechanism coordinating efforts to combat domestic violence and provide services and protection mechanisms for the DV victims/survivors.

Duties and Responsibilities

In more specific terms the International Consultant under the overall guidance of UNJP / UN Women Component Manager will:

  • Develop a schedule of meetings with the relevant local governmental agencies and civil society organizations;

  • Organize and schedule meetings with local service providers to DV victims/survivors in Spain more specifically with the National Women's Helpline (016), Courts of Violence against Women, regional government, the governmental Woman’s Institute (“El Instituto de la Mujer”), Ministry of Education, NGO ASPACIA, WAVE;

  • Organize and schedule visits to state and NGO-run shelters and crisis centers (one intervention center, shelter house and mentored flat) as well as police stations, investigation and prosecution units to observe their functioning;

  • Provide support in the exchange of experience and observe current practices inter alia with a focus on the treatment of juvenile DV victims/survivors and perpetrators;

  • Provide support in the exchange of information on data collection systems with regard to domestic violence (law enforcement, service provision and healthcare) in a meeting with the National Statistics Institute of Spain (Instituto Nacional de Estadística) and “Observatorio Nacional de Violencia sobre la Mujer”;

  • Provide support in the exchange of information on the relevant legislation, national strategies and policies at the meeting with the Ministry of Equality;

  • Provide support in the exchange of information on the training programmes and instruction materials for the professionals involved in the DV prevention and response;

  • Provide support in the exchange of information on the best practices in terms of media and awareness raising campaigns to increase the visibility and enhance prevention of the instances of violence against women and domestic violence;

  • Provide support in the exchange of information on the rehabilitation programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence within correctional facilities or probation services if applicable;

  • Provide support in the exchange of information on the state legal aid provider if applicable for domestic violence related crimes;

  • Organize and schedule a meeting with the Ministry of Education with regard to awareness raising among juveniles and educating school children on domestic violence issues and the role of schools and teachers in the identification of DV instances in school children;

  • Provide support in the exchange of experiences with the Ministry of Health on the role of medical personnel in the identification of DV instances and referral to other relevant services;

  • Provide support in the exchange of experiences with the Social Services on the role of social workers in DV prevention and response and community services;

 Key Deliverables and Time Frame:

  • The Terms of Reference of the Study Tour on Prevention and Response to Domestic Violence in Spain finalized by 20 July, 2013 (5 working days);

  • A schedule of meetings with the relevant local governmental agencies and civil society organizations developed by August 1, 2014 (3 working day);

  • Meetings and visits to the local government agencies and civil society organizations as outlined in the Terms of Reference and schedule of the study tour organized and scheduled by September 1, 2014 (10 working days);

  • Support provided in the exchange of information and experiences as outlined in the Terms of Reference and schedule of the study tour by November 1, 2014 (2 working days);

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