As a leading global advocate for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. We build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women.
Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program trains, elevates, and empowers youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality, including the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women, and young people. Started in 2010, the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program is comprised of 400 youth advocates from more than 100 countries, with 300 more scheduled to join in early 2018.
The program provides youth advocates with the training and resources necessary to extend their influence and actively shape the programs and policies that affect their lives through the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program Digital University, Speakers Bureau, small grants, a scholarship to the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, and more.
The time required to participate in the program depends on the individual, but Young Leaders should expect to commit up to five hours per week. The 2018 Class of Women Deliver Young Leaders will participate in a two-year program, beginning in January 2018 and ending in December 2019, after which engagement through the Women Deliver Young Leaders alumni network is possible.
To apply, applicants must:
Be between the ages of 15-28 (have been born between 31 December 1989 and 31 December 2002)
Speak, write, and read English with proficiency
Have regular access to the internet
The following application requires applicants to submit:
Basic demographic information
Information on their experiences and interests
A resume or CV
Answers to short issue-related essays
Two reference letters
Links to websites, videos, blogs, or other relevant items in support of the application
Confirmation of their ability to attain a valid passport and visa to Canada to participate in the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, and complete international travel
All young people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin are encouraged and welcome to apply.
The deadline to apply is 13 October 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Selected applicants will be notified in December 2017.
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