Women and Girls Rights Assessment-Consultancy
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. The IRC provides humanitarian aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, restores dignity and kick-starts recovery. Since 1988, the IRC has provided humanitarian relief and recovery assistance in Afghanistan. As the country emerges from decades of conflict and seeks to build on its modest gains, the IRC’s experience and expertise is more valuable than ever. With funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the IRC is implementing the project Access to life-saving protection services and justice in defense of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan over a period of one year. Through this project, the IRC will promote the rights of Afghan women and girls, regardless of their status, so that they can participate fully in society and access life-saving services. The project aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- Immediate protection risks threatening women in emergency situations are mitigated through effective response to protection needs in target provinces.
- Women and girls’ capacity to access essential services, including justice, is increased through enhanced awareness of power imbalances and a strengthened protective environment in target provinces
Scope of Work:
The consultant will lead an assessment to understand the scale of the barriers affecting women and girls in Afghanistan, and those preventing them from accessing their rights as well as gaps in awareness. The assessment results, will be used to develop IEC materials and messages for dissemination in Dari and Pashto. The consultant will also develop a dedicated TOT capacity-building module that will be translated to Dari and Pashto Languages on rights awareness for women and girls. Training topics are expected to include what rights women and girls are entitled to in Afghanistan, the procedures to access them, the constraints and benefits (for both women and the rest of the household) and how to get support from family members (specifically male members) in order to access those rights. The consultant is expected to take into consideration the working realities and constraints including the security situation while drawing conclusions and making recommendations.
- A comprehensive assessment pointing to the barriers affecting women and girls and those preventing them from accessing their rights as well as gaps in awareness.
- Develop a TOT Training module on rights awareness for women and girls with specific applied activities for each of the sessions in the module. The modules will be translated to Dari and Pashto Languages.
- Develop a facilitators training guide.
- Deliver an online training to IRC staff and produce a 2-3-page training report.