Partnerships for Advocating Gender Equality


Investing in Women (IW) is an initiative of the Australian Government that seeks to promote women’s economic empowerment in Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and Vietnam. Abt Associates was engaged by the Australian Department Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to implement the initiative

Are we on the #samePAGE for Women Economic Empowerment?

This Call for Proposals aims to develop advocacy partnerships that help to progress women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines or Indonesia by shifting costly and harmful gender norms. Women’s economic empowerment is key to enhancing business competitiveness, to building more equitable communities and societies, and to driving more inclusive economic growth. Despite advancements in gender equality globally and in South East Asia, progress has been slow and is held back by social and cultural norms that discriminate against women.


The application template may be downloaded from this website.


For interested applicants, the first step is to register by emailing using the subject line “#samePAGE registration.” This will allow us to provide you with any updates prior to the closing end-date. Registration details must include:
• Organisation/Entity Name
• Representative of the Organisation
• Contact Details (office address, email, phone, and skype)

A briefing will be held in the Philippines for all registered applicants on 14 February, Wednesday from 10 12 am (venue to be announced) to provide opportunity for our prospective partners to request clarifications. Arrangements will be made for applicants in Indonesia, and advised separately.

Applications must be written in the English language, and submitted in word format (11pt Calibri font, single spaced) via email by the date indicated below:

Deadline: 1 March 2018, 1700 HRS (Manila Time)
Subject: Call for Proposals: Advocacy Partnerships 2018 #samePAGE

Request for Tender


Partnerships for Advocating Gender Equality - Registration

Closing Date:

17:00Hrs (UTC +8) on Thursday, 1 March 2018.

General Tender Inquiries


Download Documents

Call for Proposal

Annex A – Women’s Economic Empowerment

Annex B – Women’s Economic Empowerment

Annex D – Women’s Economic Empowerment