Updated Jul 16, 2020CLOSED

Call for Grant Applications for a Study on COVID-19, Gender and Human Rights for Belarusian Academics

RWI, in collaboration with our partners all over the world, including, Belarusian State University and other higher education institutions in Belarus, are launching a multi-country research dialogue on gender equality and human rights in the context of Covid-19. Taking part in this multi-country initiative, RWI Europe Office will provide research grants to one Belarusian academic to produce a study on Covid-19’s gendered impact on human rights and in this way supporting further research-based knowledge production on this subject. Potential topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Right to health and gender

  • Gender and unemployment in formal and informal sectors

  • Labor rights and gender

  • Human rights cities and gender

  • Covid-19 preparedness and response in cities and urban settings

  • Unpaid care and housework, gender and human rights

  • Right to food and gender

  • Right to shelter and gender

  • Right to education and gender (including gendered impacts of school closures and remote learning on girls’ right to education)

  • Domestic violence and gender-based violence

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CLOSEDAug 09, 2020Deadline
Up to $1,655Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasGender
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Rule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Be a researcher with extensive experience in gender equality and non-discrimination research from a rights-based approach, from the humanities or social sciences and be based at Belarusian university or research institute;

  • Applicant shall have and demonstrate English language skills, necessary for academic writing in English.

  • Be committed and available to take part in all activities planned in the research process within agreed timelines.

Application Directions

Please, send your application form to Olga Bezbozhna, RWI Senior Programme Officer olga.bezbozhna@rwi.lu.se by 9 August 2020. In the subject of your letter indicate the following: “YOUR NAME IN ENGLISH- Covid-19, gender and human rights”

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