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for applications - A training course on feminist leadership, 2011
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
29 April 2011
11-21 July 2011 (Mutare, Zimbabwe)
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The Institute of Peace,
Leadership and Governance (IPLG) at Africa University, in partnership
with the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) is offering
the third annual feminism training course for young women between
the ages of 18 to 30. The goal of the course is to strengthen the
capacity of young women to challenge patriarchy, promote gender
equality and enable them to play a more active role in the feminist
movement. The course will help young women develop skills and techniques
to apply feminist ideologies in developing, engaging with and influencing
strategies, policies and programs.
Participants in the course
will be introduced to key theories and frameworks of feminism. They
will also engage in critically examining the relevance and applicability
of these theories and frameworks to their personal and professional
lives. By the end of course, participants will be equipped with
skills to analyze issues in women's lives and strategically
work to address them. Course participants will learn practical strategies
in areas that include research, leadership and movement building
through modules facilitated by feminist scholars and activists.
The course will be delivered using interactive and participatory
approaches that facilitate participants to reflect upon their personal
life situations and connect them to the broader feminist movement.
The two-week course is a wonderful opportunity for young women to
network with peers from across the Southern African region. The
course also offers a safe environment for sharing different life
should apply to the course?
(aged 18 - 30) who are citizens any of the following countries
- Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland,
Zambia and Zimbabwe - are invited to apply. Young women in special
circumstances, e.g. young women with disabilities and young women
living with HIV/AIDS, are encouraged to apply. Regretfully, the
course does not accommodate male participants and participants from
other countries at this time.
dates and duration
The course will be offered
over a 10-day period in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The training course is
hosted by OSISA and the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance
at Africa University in Mutare beginning 11 July and ending on 21
July, 2011. Travel dates will be 10 and 22 July respectively. Participants
should note that this is an intensive training course with sessions
during the day, evening and weekends.
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