Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders “Capacity in Complex Crises Program” 2022

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender Female
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 25
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Asian countries including Afghanistan
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Human Rights and Gender Equality
  • Opportunity ID 46595
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 days

Opportunity Description

Do you run a local group as a young woman peacebuilder or human rights defender? Are you striving to promote and preserve peace in your community, give humanitarian aid, avoid conflicts, or advocate for human rights and equality? If you answered YES, don’t miss this opportunity!
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women (UN Women), in collaboration with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is launching the pilot initiative Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders’ Capacity in Complex Crises, a program that aims to support young women leaders of civil society organizations in fragile and/or conflict-affected countries.

Program Objectives

This initiative aims to develop the fundraising abilities of young women-led organizations while also creating a forum for peer exchange, networking, exchanging best practices, and lessons learned among young women peacebuilders.

Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders “Capacity in Complex Crises Program” Details

Organized by: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
In collaboration with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duration: 4 days
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Last Date to Apply: August 15, 2022
Format: In-Person
Gender: Female
No. of Awards: 25

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You will learn the following over the four-day in-person workshop:

  • Key policy topics include peacebuilding and peacekeeping, women, peace and security (WPS), youth, peace, and security (YPS).
  • Project management skills: designing and preparing project proposals (including conflict analysis, theory of change, and logical frameworks), fundraising, donor outreach, and reporting.

Who Can Apply?

An ideal applicant should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a young woman between the ages of 18 and 30. Individuals who identify as LGBTIQ+ are welcome to apply.
  • Applicant should not have received the United Nations funding yet.
  • Have a firm understanding of one of the following languages: English, French, or Spanish.
  • Be a founding or significant member of a legally recognized civil society group that works on peacebuilding, human rights, women’s rights, youth rights, or anything similar.
  • Applicant should be a citizen or be living in one of the UN women’s countries.

Eligible Countries

You must be a citizen of and reside 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,
  • Yemen.

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Selection Procedure

A total of 25 young women will be chosen by a global and sub-regional review committee using common review criteria to assess the applicant’s motivation and potential for successful project implementation. Successful applicants will be notified and invited to attend the workshop.

Application Questions

Upon submitting your application, you will be required to answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to take part in the initiative? (max 150 words).
  2. What are the top three skills/outcomes you hope to get from this program?
  3. Please describe one peacebuilding/community initiative that you are most proud of. Please provide details of the achievement and the impact (max 150 words).
  4. Can you please describe how this program will support the work that your organization does? (max 150 words)

How to Apply?

To apply, complete a form with your personal information and answer to the asked questions, then hit the submit button to send your application.
The application form can be accessed through the apply now button below.

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For any inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

To learn more, kindly visit the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) website.

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