Call for Applications: Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders’ Capacity in Complex Crises


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Are you a young woman peacebuilder or human rights defender leading a local organization? Are you working to build and sustain peace, provide humanitarian relief in your community, prevent conflicts, or fight for human rights and equality? If your answer is YES, do not miss this opportunity! 

WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME ABOUT?

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in collaboration with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), are launching the pilot initiative Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders’ Capacity in Complex Crises, a programme that seeks to support young women leading civil society organizations in fragile and/or conflict-affected countries.

The objective of this initiative is to provide capacity-building for young women-led organizations to strengthen their fundraising skills, and to create a space for peer exchange, networking, sharing of best practices, and lessons learned among young women peacebuilders.

A 4-day, in-person workshop will be held in November 2022 in Tbilisi, Georgia. You will learn about:

  • Key policy areas such as peacebuilding and sustaining peace, the women, peace, and security (WPS) and the youth, peace, and security (YPS) agendas;
  • Key project management skills: designing and drafting project proposals (including conflict analysis, theory of change, logical frameworks), fundraising, donor outreach, and reporting.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a young woman between 18 and 30 years old. LGBTIQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.
  • Be a citizen of, and be living in, one of the following countries or territories: Afghanistan, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen.
  • Have not yet received funding from the United Nations.
  • Be a founding or key member of a legally registered civil society organization working on peacebuilding, human rights, women’s rights, youth rights, or related.
  • Have a working knowledge of either English, French, or Spanish.

HOW TO APPLY

Please fill in the online application form before15 August 2022.


HOW WILL THE SELECTION PROCESS BE CONDUCTED?

A total of 25 young women will be selected by a review committee at global and sub-regional levels, using common criteria for review, to assess the applicant’s motivation and potential for successful project implementation. Successful candidates will be notified and invited to participate in the workshop.

For any inquiries, please send an email to marie.doucey@unwomen.org.
Apply before 15 August, and do not miss this opportunity!

Learn more and apply here