TuWezeshe Akina Dada  Leadership & Fellowship Programme 2021

TuWezeshe Akina Dada  - Leadership & Fellowship Programme 2021

The TuWezeshe Fellowship is a bespoke leadership and mentoring program for young women from FGM affected communities working or hoping to work against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). As part of the international TuWezeshe Akina Dada Spotlight programme led by FORWARD, the End FGM European Network will coordinate the 6-month fellowship in Europe. The programme offers participants the opportunity to gain core leadership and research skills, to receive training in advocacy and campaigning, and to implement a funded group research project. Participants will have the chance to influence changes to end FGM, network with other inspiring young women leaders in Europe and share ideas, voices, and stories. 

The fellowship programme will be co-facilitated in English and French. French speaking FGM-affected community members are strongly encouraged to apply.

Criteria for application:

- Applicants must be based in the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands or Spain. 

- Applicants must be willing to participate in all aspects of the fellowship. 

- Applicants must be prepared to commit to this six-month fellowship. 

- Applicants should be aged 18-30, be passionate about working towards ending FGM and be prepared to work in small groups to implement a funded Social Action Research Project. Trainings will take place online, Friday evenings and Saturdays and will not be too time demanding on participants; workers and students are highly encouraged to apply.

EU completed application forms and CVs in English should be submitted to Isma Benboulerbah at ibenboulerbah@endfgm.eu by 23.59 p.m. 29th August 2021.

UK completed application forms and CVs in English should be submitted to forward@forwarduk.org.uk by 23.59 p.m. 29th August 2021.

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