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for Applications: 2013 national level young women’s leadership
Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT) and Open Society
Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)
Deadline: 19 July 2013
18-28 August 2013
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The Youth Empowerment
and Transformation Trust (YETT), in partnership with the Open Society
Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) invite applications to the
first ever national level Young Women’s Leadership (Feminism)
Training Course. The 10 days long course will be held from the 18th
- 28th of August 2013 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The course aims 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. Participants are introduced
to key theories and frameworks of feminism and critically engage
in examining their relevance and applicability to their personal
and professional lives. By the end of course, participants will
be equipped with skills to analyse issues in women’s lives
and strategically work to address them. Modules covered in the course
include the following: feminist theory and conceptual frameworks,
body politics (sex and sexuality), feminist research, knowledge
management, leadership, movement building and self-mastery which
will be facilitated by feminist scholars and activists. This is
a good forum for young women to network with peers from across the
country and it also offers a safe environment for sharing of and
reflecting on life experiences.
meet the following criteria will be considered:
1. Must be a
young woman of between 18 and 30 years of age;
2. Must have attained a basic tertiary education in order to grasp
the concepts in the modules.
3 Must be involved or interested in any women’s rights work
or social justice issues from all sectors of the society
4. Some English proficiency (the course will be delivered in English);
5. Commitment to participate for the duration of the full course.
Young women in special
circumstances, e.g. young women with disabilities and young women
living with HIV and AIDS and nursing young mothers are encouraged
to apply. Regretfully, the course does not accommodate male participants
at this time.
dates and duration
The ten day
long course will be offered in Harare, Zimbabwe and the training
course is hosted by YETT and OSISA beginning 18th - 28th of August
2013. Travel dates will be 18 August and 28 August 2013 respectively.
Participants should note that this is an intensive training course
with sessions during the day, evening and weekends.
who successfully complete the course and fulfil the requirements
which include attendance and active participation will receive a
certificate of completion from YETT and OSISA.
YETT will be fully sponsoring this training course. Sponsorship
will cover tuition, course materials, transport, accommodation,
teas, lunches and dinners during the course. Participants are however,
advised to take out personal and health insurance as the organisers
cannot take liabilities in this regard. Please also note that YETT
does not pay people for attending its trainings.
who wish to apply for the training course are required to submit
1. A motivation
statement which should be no more than two pages (single-spaced)
addressing the following:
a. Why are you
interested in feminism?
b. What unique life experience(s) do you bring to the course?
c. How do you expect the course to contribute to your life and work?
Commitment form completed by employer that is if one is formally
the completed application form, motivation letter and endorsement
letter electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have
any questions or would like more information about the course, feel
free to contact Doreen Kamwendo on email@example.com
/ +263 4 496889 / +263 776 004 441.
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