Are you a young feminist working towards climate and environmental justice? Are you a young feminist writer/journalist passionate about environmental justice. Also, looking for more opportunities to write about what feminists are doing in this area? Are you both? Apply for the FRIDA Climate and Environmental Justice Media Fellowship. FRIDA is thrilled to announce Climate and Environmental Justice Media Fellowship, a five-month program. Further, designed to provide mentorship and training to Global South young feminists on climate and environmental justice activism. Also, digital journalism. The FRIDA Fellowship is for young feminists interested in amplifying the issues at the intersection of climate and environmental justice and gender rights and strengthening their critical, sharp, and influential writing.
At FRIDA and Open Global Rights, They believe that young feminist activism and impact in the climate and environmental justice movement are often invisible and underrecognized. They support young feminists occupying the media to tell their movements’ stories – directly contesting mainstream climate denial or narratives of a climate apocalypse, victimhood and/or individual saviorship.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Fellows will produce two media pieces of young feminist organizing for climate and environmental justice in their local or regional context, based upon the project’s thematic guidelines. The format for the media pieces will be digital journalism (articles, investigative pieces, op-eds, narratives, essays). Specific topics will be in a collaborative way between fellows, content advisors and editors
- Fellows commit to having one check-in call with their main editors per media piece; they are to participate in at least three webinars/training sessions; they are to be in general and regular group online communication for check-in and sharing through Slack and emails
- Fellows will work in English throughout the program (this includes training sessions, emails, and general communication, and editorial feedback). Their media pieces translate into Spanish and another third relevant language
- One sample of unpublished or published writing. By publishing, they mean a writing sample that is a blog post, an article on a website, magazine, newspaper, fanzine, or a storytelling platform.
- You are a young feminist (between ages of 18 and 30) based anywhere in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia. Also, Southeast and East Asia, the Pacific, The Middle East, and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central, Southern, Eastern Europe, and Central and North Asia and willing to travel in the pursuit of the story. Applicants based in Western Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand are not eligible to apply for this fellowship.
- You are passionate about climate and environmental justice and young feminist organizing. Also, want to communicate this specifically through writing to your community and the world. You are a natural communicator, skilled narrator, social leader or community organizer. Further, who know that this work of communicating in of itself is important movement-building work
- Further, You have a background in activism and writing, especially organising with or in collaboration with rural, indigenous, and black youth and grassroots communities, LBTQIA groups, feminist collectives, or workers’ unions, and are keen in gaining more experience as a journalist, writer, and advocate by working with fellow organisers, established editors and publishing on an international platform
- Ideally, you are ready to challenge yourself, your politics and writing through this fellowship and create brave, original, sharp analysis, reporting, and content
- You can communicate and write proficiently in English, as this will be the main language used during the fellowship program.