Call for Expression of Interest: Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Project
Using a combination of mass media, social mobilisation and advocacy, Soul City Institute for Social Justice aims to improve the quality of life and health of people in Southern Africa through strengthening individuals, communities and society based on active citizenship and principles of social justice. It is driven by the recognition that human rights are fundamental to health and development.
The Soul City Institute for Social Justice invites community based organisations to express their interest in a stigma reduction project which will be implemented in the following districts;
3 organisations in Manganung in the Free State
6 in North West Province (3 in Bojanala and 3 in Ngaka Modiri Molema); and
3 in KZN (3 in UMkhanyakude).
The project aims to address stigma and discrimination surrounding issues of people living with HIV (PLWHA) and to promote the rights of those living with HIV, STIs and/or TB
The objective of the project:
To enhance capacity of community based organisations to implement stigma eradication programme;
Increase awareness and observation of the human rights of PLWHA.
Strengthened CBOs have the ability to implement stigma eradication programmes for People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
CBOs promote support for PLHIV and other marginalised groups; and
Communities take local actions to reduce stigma related issues and are well informed about issues of sexuality and positive living.
The project will take place from January 2017 to 31st March 2019. The IPOs (implementing partner organisations) will be provided with capacity building and organisational development training, which will improve their efficiency in implementing the project and in the general management of the organisations. The IPOs expected outputs are to;
Hold community stakeholder workshops to introduce the campaign and its objectives
Identify and train stigma campaign ambassadors
Identify and train community mobilisers
Implement local community actions
Affiliated CBOs that seek to be part of the project need to comply with the following criteria:
Must be registered NPOs operating in the area for more than three years;
They should support PLHIV initiatives, have evidence of support groups and circles of support programming. Work relating to support for MSM, LGBTI and marginalised population will be an advantage;
Should have a desire to implement or already be implementing human rights based programmes in particular relating to MSM and/or LGBTI and PLHIV; and
Should have a finance management structure and should have managed more than R1000 000 in the past two years.
Step 1: The interested organisations should sent a concept note via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th January 2017, with the subject line Expression of Interest. Please provide the following information with your submission: Name of organisation; Name of contact person; E-mail address; Telephone numbers and a cover letter indicating how you meet the set criteria.
Step 2: The organisations that expressed interest and meet the criteria will be forwarded a detailed Terms of Reference and application package and will be given until the 20th of January 2017 to submit their full applications.
Step 3: Shortlisted organisations, will be invited for presentations on the 27th of January 2017 in each of their provinces to ensure their capacity to implement the project;
Step 4: Soul City Institute will conduct a due diligence process with each selected organisation The selected organisations will undergo a briefing planning session, which will include briefing on project plans, MER System and Finance system;
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