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BBRSO107759 – Assessment of Human rights and of the capacity of local LGBTI organizations
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean - BARBADOS
Deadline :11-Sep-20
Posted on :31-Aug-20
Reference Number :69566
Link to Atlas Project :
00106385 - Being LGBTI in the Caribbean
Documents :
Solicitation Document
Annex 1 - TOR
Annex 2 - General Terms and Conditions
Annex 3 and 4 - Letter of Offerors and Financials
Annex 5 - Sample Contract
Overview :


To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

UNDP Job Site – (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”**.


**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO##### Financial Proposal – Your Name


If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: - (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.

*** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary



Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in the Caribbean face Legal, Social and Economic barriers to full inclusion and enjoyment of their human rights. Despite positive developments regionally, including increased attention and funding to advance inclusion and the development of anti-discrimination policy and law, there remains much work to be done to build acceptance and guarantee equality of LGBTI people under the law and to ensure protection from violence and discrimination as well as equal access to services. Punitive laws and practices have a critical impact on the enjoyment of human rights, health as well as on social and economic development more broadly. Punitive laws, policies and practices contribute to pervasive stigma and discrimination, which can lead to hate crimes, police abuse, torture and ill-treatment, harassment, sexual assaults and family and community violence, even death Within the English-speaking Caribbean, same-sex relations in all forms continue to be illegal in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Kitts, Dominica, and St Lucia, while the laws in Jamaica, Grenada and Guyana forbid sexual relations between men. Though these laws are not strictly enforced, there is still rampant discrimination and open violence against LGBTI persons in many Caribbean countries. In its 2015 report "Violence against LGBTI people in America," the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) highlighted that laws criminalizing consensual sex between same-sex persons are incompatible with the principles of equality and non-discrimination. It also underscored the relationship between these discriminatory laws and high rates of violence and discrimination against LGBTI people. The IACHR has noted that several states including Barbados, Dominica, and St. Kitts and Nevis, featured in this report, have rejected UN Universal Periodic Review recommendations to decriminalize same-sex acts.

In recognition of the importance of acting on these issues and the connection between securing the rights of LGBTI people and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the region, the Being LGBTI in the Caribbean (BLIC) Project was developed. The project aims to enhance knowledge, partnerships, and capacities of LGBTI communities, civil society and States to reduce human rights violations and negative attitudes towards LGBTI people in the Caribbean. The Project includes country level focus discussions in Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada, The Dominican Republic, and Haiti, as well as regional activities and dialogues; It will seek to increase access to justice for LGBTI persons, through the promotion of LGBTI inclusive public policies, increased representation of LGBTI in national and regional for a and by addressing stigma and discrimination.

The project has three main objectives:

  • To develop and disseminate knowledge, strategic information and evidence on the impact of inequality and exclusion of LGBTI people
  • To support the meaningful engagement of governments (supported through national and regional dialogues)
  • To develop the capacity of LGBTI Community Groups through enhanced coordination, increased access to existing tools, transfer of knowledge and concrete actions to address stigma & discrimination