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Terms of Reference for policy review of Gender based violence for addressing VAW in public space
Women's Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a non-governmental organization working for the protection and promotion of human rights. Established in 1991, WOREC is one of the leading national organizations that works to prevent violence against women, its causes and consequences, and to ensure economic, social and cultural well-being of women as well as other marginalized groups by promoting their access to rights and social justice.
WOREC requires services of firm or individual for conducting policy analysis and review current acts, policies and legal provisions that address GBV. The project seeks to assess the gaps and answers to – how does the current policy define VAW? How can violence in public space be centered in this discourse? How important is GBV strategies of Nepal government to address that? What needs to take to create safe public spaces?
The research intends to act as a tool for policy advocacy towards creation of safe public space and responding to GBV in public space. It is intended to strengthen of women rights activists, CBOs and local representatives with better information and greater knowledge on the issue.
Scope of consultancy
The purpose of the policy analysis and the policy brief is to provide a clear picture of the situation of policy environment regarding GBV in public spaces in laws, policy, strategies, and regulation. The policy review of GBV related laws, policies and regulations will provide a clear understanding of issues related to GBV in public spaces, identify gaps in laws in addressing and prevention of GBV in public space and set out recommendation for policy advocacy.
The consultant shall perform the following services to the organization:
The consultant is expected to carry out desk review, and required multi-dimensional approach to research through use of primary and secondary sources of information. Consultations/Interviews with CBOs and required stakeholder will be carried out in WOREC's working district in Kathmandu, Udayapur, Morang and Dang.
The evaluators may not limit if other information, approaches and methodologies is considered important to meet the objectives of the consultancy. The final decision on how to proceed for the policy analysis and which methods to apply will be submitted by consultant and carried out in mutual agreement.
Requirements and expertise
Following areas of experiences and expertise is required for consultancy services:
The consultant should have Master Degree with at least 10 years of experience of working in the law, human rights program, gender based discrimination and violence against women, issues of gender, gender equality, women's and girls empowerment, social development or related fields. Additionally, the purposed team member should include a laywer able to analyze the laws/policies from the feminist perspective.
Duration of the consultancy
Documents to be submitted
Relationship of the Parties;
In performing the services, the consultant/resource person shall act as an independent consultant and shall not be deemed to be an employee or agent of WOREC. The consultant shall be solely responsible for and shall be liable for, indemnify, defend and hold WOREC harmless against all wages, fees, contributions, charges and taxes required by legislation. All appropriate deductions are made in respect of income tax and other contributions.
WOREC shall not be liable for providing any benefits of any kind except as provision of payment mentioned in the ToR and agreement to the Resource Person/consultant.
This contract shall not be deemed to create any kind of partnership, joint venture, agency or franchise agreement with the Resource Person/consultant or sub contractors (if any).
This is a short-term consultancy assignment. The budget for this assignment will be as per the procurement policy of organization and tax will be deducted as per the government policy of Nepal.
Apart from that, organization will not take any access and unforeseen budget against agreement between both parties.
WOREC will hold the copyrights of the documents produced as a result of this assignment and will release it to public under a non-exclusive Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (Visit https://creativecommons.org/ for details)