In partnership with OpenGlobalRights, FRIDA announces Climate and Environmental Justice Media Fellowship. The Fellowship is a five-month program that provides mentorship and training to Global South young feminists on climate and environmental justice activism and digital journalism. This Fellowship is for young feminists who have an interest in amplifying the issues at the intersection of climate and environmental justice and gender rights and strengthening their critical, sharp, and influential writing.
The FRIDA Climate and Environmental Media Justice fellowship are available for four (4) passionate, creative and fierce young fellows. Moreover, fellows already working on, writing about, or has an interest in reporting and analyzing the following topics and more:
- Communities and/or feminist resistance, resilience, and organizing in the face of fundamentalist governments extractivist industries
- Differentiated impacts of climate change on global south communities, women, young feminists, young trans* people
- Community-led solutions and initiatives to address the impacts of climate change. These include decentralized renewable energy systems, food sovereignty programs, land justice policies, with a perspective of systemic change and a just transition
- Decolonial practices, theories, actions and demands of young feminists
- Both physical and digital protection to social and environmental land defenders, including women, young feminists, young trans people.
Who is eligible for Frida Climate & Environmental Justice Fellowship?
Frida Climate & Environmental Justice Fellowship is open to applicants who:
- Are young feminist (between ages of 18 and 30) based anywhere in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia, 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. However, applicants based in Western Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand are not eligible to apply.
- Fellows must be passionate about climate and environmental justice and young feminist organizing.
- Further, the fellows should also want to communicate this specifically through writing to the community and the world.
- Moreover, the candidates must be locally, regionally or internationally connected to networks, groups, and communities in the climate and environmental movements and/or gender justice movements.
- Further, fellows should particularly dedicate themselves to an intersectional lens and bridging the communication between climate and environmental justice movements and gender justice movements.
- Fellows are natural communicator, skilled narrator, social leader or community organizer
- Likewise, the fellows should have a background in activism and writing.
- You can communicate and write proficiently in English, as this will be the main language used during the fellowship.
How to apply for Frida Climate & Environmental Justice Fellowship?
Eligible candidates may apply for the Frida Climate & Environmental Justice Fellowship through the online application. Moreover, the fellows will require to meet the eligibility criteria, and also produce required documentation which includes a CV, motivation letter. Further, the candidates may require to produce their portfolio.
All applications for the FRIDA Climate Justice Media Fellowship are due on or before July 15, 2019.