UN Women is pleased to announce that it launched the second programming round of the Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations on 28 April 2021. The Fund will consider proposals for three different types of activities:
Barrier assessments to identify the main factors impeding the deployment of uniformed women peacekeepers to United Nations missions;
Projects aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of uniformed women peacekeepers in United Nations missions;
A premium for the deployment of gender-strong units that include substantial representation of women overall and in positions of authority, have 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.
Launch of call for LOI
28 April 2021
Submission of LOI to the EIF
31 July 2021
Technical Committee review LOIs and decision by the Steering Committee
September – October 2021
Submission of detailed proposals to the EIF
December 2021 – January 2022
Technical Committee review of proposals and decision by the Steering Committee