Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls (EQUAL)

In support of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U. S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement

credit:


to fund one technical assistance project in Mexico to economically empower vulnerable women and girls.

The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector.

The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:
Outcome 1:
Improved economic participation in quality jobs within the agricultural sector by women and adolescent girls identified as vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of labor rights, including occupational safety and health infractions.

• Outcome 1. 1:
Vulnerable women and girls have an improved understanding of their rights and increased ability to access protections against child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights, including occupational safety and health infractions.

• Outcome 1. 2:
Vulnerable women and girls have enhanced skills.

• Outcome 1. 3:
Vulnerable women and girls have increased opportunities for economic advancement.

Outcome 2:
Improved practices by government and private sector actors to reduce vulnerability of women and girls of legal working age to child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights, including occupational safety and health infractions, within the agricultural sector.

In Mexico, the project must work in the agricultural sector in coffee and sugarcane, but may include other agricultural goods, in one or more of the following states:
Oaxaca, and/or Veracruz.

The duration of the project will be a maximum of four years (48 months) from the effective date of the award.

Related Programs

International Labor Programs

Department of Labor


Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-17767

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The following organizations are eligible to apply: U. S. organizations: • Nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education • Private Institutions of Higher Education • For-Profit Organizations Non-U. S. organizations: • Non-U. S. Entities, including PIOs, as described in 2 CFR 200.46

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-17767

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Levenstein.Susan.L@dol.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2019-06-17

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2019-09-25


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