[Opportunity] Virtual Learning Series: Fostering Inclusion of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Youth-Focused SBC for FP/RH Programs

Published January 26, 2023
Location Asia Pacific

Breakthrough ACTION is currently conducting a desk review to learn more about what has been done to date to foster inclusion of SGM individuals and communities in global FP/RH programming implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as well as what more is needed to advance this work. The project will also conduct an online survey of relevant organizations in early 2023 to fill in any gaps and gain deeper insights to complement desk review findings. The assessment findings and results (desk review, online survey) will be used to inform a multi-day virtual learning series.

Breakthrough ACTION is currently seeking a consultant, team of consultants, or organization to co-lead the development and execution of a multi-day virtual learning series with a diverse audience of global donors, practitioners, researchers, advocates, and activists. The virtual learning series is a critical part of the co-creation process for the guidance document on how to integrate SGM youth experiences, needs, and priorities into the design and implementation of youth-focused SBC for FP/RH programming.

DEADLINE: Please indicate your intention to bid on this proposal and submit questions by 11:59 PM EDT, January 30th, 2023 to Brooke Huffman, Program Specialist at brooke.huffman@jhu.edu with a copy to Danette Wilkins, Program Officer at danette.wilkins@jhu.edu. Questions will be answered collectively in one document for the benefit of all interested bidders, without identifying information.

Individuals, teams, and organizations interested in being considered should submit an electronic version of their proposal package in accordance with the above requirements in a single PDF file to Brooke Huffman, Program Specialist at brooke.huffman@jhu.edu with a copy to Danette Wilkins, Program Officer at danette.wilkins@jhu.edu no later than 11:59 PM EDT, February 10th, 2023.

Given the scope of work, we encourage these individuals to submit proposals: individuals who identify as sexual and gender minorities (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, other non-heterosexual orientations, other non-cisgender identities) and/or hail from or are based in low- and middle-income countries.

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Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors—from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV—by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change (SBC).