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for Applications - Southern African Young Women's Festival (SAYWF)
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
3 June 2011
17-21 October 2011 (Lusaka, Zambia)
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All Young Women in Southern African to 3 Days of Empowerment and
The Open Society Initiative
for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the African Women Millennium Initiative
Zambia (AWOMIZ), in collaboration with young women's networks and
formations in Southern Africa, are hosting a Southern African Young
Women's Festival (SAYWF) in Lusaka, Zambia from 17 to 21 October
The Festival, organised
under the theme "My Rights, My Freedom, My Responsibilities"
is designed to provide spacefor young women between 18 and 30 years
of age, to come together and share experiences, share strategies
and energise each other and celebrate their youth and the potential
they have to advocate for social justice in their respective communities.
Activities at the festival
will include panel discussions, dialogue sessions, talk shows, music,
film shows and many other exciting activities. The platform will
also make space for structured training sessions on various key
skills including Knowledge Management (KM) and Political Consciousness
and Strategy Planning, to equip young women with the practical skills
they need for effective advocacy for women's rights. (Please indicate
the training sessions you would like to attend on the form below).
The event is also designed to be a launching platform for the 2012
national young women's campaigns driven by young women across the
Young women from Angola,
Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland,
Zambia and Zimbabwe are encouraged to apply to be part of this exciting
event! OSISA and partner will cover the full costs, including travel,
accommodation, subsistence and training for all selected participants.
To qualify, candidates should be between 18 and 30 years, working
in organisations/networks and formations committed to social justice
and especially women's rights. University students who provide proof
of interest in women's rights issues will also be considered. Selection
will be on a first come first-served basis!
To apply, fill
out and send by email, the Application Form
together with a 2 paged curriculum vitae (CV). Each submitted form
should be accompanied by a motivation letter, expressing why you
should be selected to participate in this event. In your motivation
letter, kindly state your involvement in advocacy for women's rights
and social justice. The letter should not be more than 1 page.
If you participated at
SAYWF 2010 your motivation letter should also state how you have
contributed to the implementation of your country action plan developed
at the 2010 Festival. There will be Awards for the teams that have
made the most progress in turning their ideas into actions at national
level. For more information on this initiative and the Young Women's
Voices campaign, please contact:
Phone: +260 979 371655 or +260 955 745164 and Tsitsi Mukamba at
+27 11 587-5000 or +27 83 661-5600 (Tsitsi)
this information and the application form
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