Deadline: 23 October 2019
Open to: female practitioners and grassroots activists working broadly on issues of peace and security
Benefits: all costs related to the in-person convenings will be covered
The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Columbia University Nairobi Global Center and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is pleased to announce the next round of the Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program. The fellowship aims to generate knowledge, build skills, strengthen relationships and exchange strategies among frontline advocates and organizers working on issues of social change, justice, and, more broadly, security for all people.
Through six-month fellowship cycles, cohorts of women changemakers representing a variety of geographic and thematic areas will come together as a critical learning community to learn from and with each other, both virtually and in person. As part of the fellowship, each fellow will be invited to bring representatives from their respective organizations/movements for two in-person workshops: one at the start of the fellowship and one at the end.
During the course of the six-month fellowship, fellows and their organizations/movements will receive tailored research support from a team of interdisciplinary graduate student researchers, comprised of students from Columbia University and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
This Peace and Social Change Fellowship cohort is designed for practitioners and grassroots activists working broadly on issues of peace and security. This includes less commonly recognized aspects of peace and security, such as, but not limited to, gender-based violence, land rights, climate change, maternal health, economic equity, sexual and reproductive rights, among other topics. Given the collaborative nature of the program, the fellows will be selected to bring together a diverse range of experiences and to ensure that a variety of focus areas are represented.
The Peace and Social Change Fellowship is designed for women grassroots activists who:
- Currently, work on behalf of an African-based grassroots-level organization or movement in the area of social justice and social change;
- Currently, reside in Africa;
- Have a history of movement-building or change-making in their community;
- Have some aspect of their work related to the theme of peace and security;
- Are available to travel to Nairobi, Kenya in January 2020 and July 2020 for two three-day workshops;
- Are interested in collaborating with graduate students from the United States to generate research for movement support;
- Are 18 years of age or older;
- Are proficient in English.
Travel, participation and all costs related to the in-person convenings will be covered.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill this application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.