The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is pleased to announce its sixth annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture. The Fellowship provides a young woman with the opportunities and platforms to elevate the concerns and priorities of women and girls in their country in global policy discussions at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
How to Apply:
To be eligible for the Cora Weiss Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a deep familiarity with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda; UNSCR 2250 on the Youth, Peace, and Security Agenda; the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women; the Sustaining Peace Resolutions; the Sustainable Development Goals; and related laws and policies;
- Have at least two years’ work experience in policy advocacy on women’s rights, human rights, peacebuilding and other social justice issues, including the Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, and related laws and policies;
- Have at least two years’ experience in program implementation in a women’s rights, human rights or peacebuilding civil society organization in a developing country;
- Have a Bachelor’s degree in international relations, women’s or gender studies, or any of the social sciences;
- Have lived or worked in a developing or conflict-affected country for at least two years;
- Have excellent information and communication skills, with the creativity and enthusiasm for adapting evolving strategies that bring issues on women, peace and security to the public forum;
- Are highly motivated with a positive attitude and the ability to manage deadlines and commitments;
- Possess a collaborative spirit, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Full proficiency in English is necessary. Proficiency in any other UN language is a plus.
There are no age restrictions for this Fellowship. However, the Fellowship is designed for candidates who are at early stages in their careers and represent the perspectives of youth in their country.