UN Women anticipates the third programming round for the Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations will be launched early 2023. The EIF can consider proposals for three different types of activities:
Projects aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of uniformed women peacekeepers in United Nations missions, and which must be supported by a barrier assessment report and recommendations
A premium for the deployment of a gender-strong unit (GSU), which is a military or police unit that includes substantial representation of women overall and in positions of authority, has provided gender-equity training to all unit members, and has adequate material to ensure parity of deployment conditions for women and men peacekeepers.
Consideration can also be given to funding a combination of these activities for Troop and Police Contributing Countries.