We have some amazing opportunities as part of our new project Tuwezeshe Akina Dada Afica-UK Young Women’s Empowerment Movement which is an international project funded by Comic Relief’s Common Ground Initiative with the aim of mobilising young women to be agents of change within their communities in the campaign against gender-based violence. We now have launched our fellowship programme, a bespoke leadership and mentoring programme for women of African heritage working or hoping to work against sexual and gender-based violence, the one year fellowship offers participants the opportunity to gain core leadership skills, to be mentored by an established woman-leader and to implement their own, funded, project. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other inspiring young women leaders across the UK and East Africa and share their ideas and stories on both national and international platforms.
You can either join the programme as a fellow, a mentor or a member of our advisory panel.
Each training is country specific and fully funded . To apply for trainings, please follow the links below:
The one year fellowship offers participants the opportunity to gain core leadership skills, to be mentored by an established woman-leader and to implement their own, funded, project. As part of our commitment to improving the visibility and profile of young African-women leaders, participants will have the chance to shape sexual and gender-based violence policy, network with other inspiring young women leaders across East Africa and the UK and share their ideas, voices and stories on a range of national and international platforms.
Deadline: England 14th July 2017
MENTORS- We need you!
We know that behind every strong woman is a lineage of strong women, which is why mentoring is essential to our program and our participants. By pairing young women with those who are already established in their fields, we hope to equip participants with the skills, confidence, knowledge and power necessary to transform their lives and communities.
Deadline: England 30th June 2017
YOUNG WOMEN’s ADVISORY PANEL
We believe it is essential that young women’s voices are at the centre of our work and at the forefront of our project. This is why we are establishing a Young Women’s Advisory Panel (YWAP) who will hold the project to account, advising us on how best to implement our activities and, more importantly, how best to support our participants. As members of the YWAP you will have the unique opportunity to shape an international project from the inside, gaining skills that will support your development as leaders and innovators in your own right as well as supporting the fight for women’s rights and freedoms.
Deadline: England 14th July 2017, Wales and Scotland 16th June 2017
We offer internships to people who have a proven commitment to championing women and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights. We want you to get as much as possible from your FORWARD experience, which is why we will only take on people who have an organised internship as part of their structured development programme or educational course.
We have no internship vacancies at the moment.