CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

For the CouldYou? Menstrual Cups Partnership Program

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed and accepted/rejected within two weeks.

Background

The ability to manage one’s menstrual health with adequate knowledge, safety, and dignity and without stigma is an essential human right. However, several thousands of girls and women in African countries are not well prepared when menstruation begins. They lack access to information, products, and infrastructure needed to comfortably manage menstruation. Girls’ and women’s health, well-being, and rights are compromised when they must isolate themselves from their families; avoid work, community activities, or school; and face risks to their physical safety because of their basic biology. Adolescent girls are especially vulnerable to negative outcomes related to menstruation, including effects on their overall self-esteem and confidence. The CouldYou? menstrual cups project is sustainably addressing the Menstrual Health Management (MHM) needs of rural women and girls in Africa through improved access to information and menstrual health products (cups). CouldYou? seeks to build and sustain partnerships with local NGOs and communities to scale up the delivery of menstrual cups to rural/vulnerable women and girls in Africa. It is CouldYou?’s objective to sustainably deliver the menstrual cups to communities through partnerships with local NGOs, churches, community influencers, and Government institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:


1) Be a registered NGO
2) Have a commitment towards women reproductive health
3) Have a proven past experience in health education
4) Have a commitment towards SDG 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and/or 12.

Submission content

The following documents are to be submitted as part of the EOI submission:

1. Cover letter
2. Duly filled CouldYou? menstrual cup EOI application form
3. Copy of NGO registration document

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Eligibility declaration

How many years has your NGO been providing services in the following areas?

Areas of Intervention

Note: Gender and Social Inclusion should be considered as cross cutting issues that should be considered in all the activities you wish to pursue.

EXPERIENCE OF ORGANIZATION

Working experiences

Please provide no more than 3 project sheets of relevant projects carried out by your organization within the last 3 years in the format given below. Each project sheet should demonstrate experience of work in the areas mentioned in 1d above and should not be more than one page.

Proposed project