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Fully Funded Cora Weiss Fellowship 2019 in USA

Fully Funded Cora Weiss Fellowship 2019 in USA

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Country: USA
City: New York
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The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders is pleased to announce its third annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders. Further, ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality. Also, as strong and integral parts of our global culture.

Moreover, The Cora Weiss Fellowship was established to honor Cora Weiss, a long time peace and social justice leader and activist. Weiss is a supporter of the United Nations, an early member of Women Strike for Peace (WSP), serving on its national board from 1961-1973. She was a leader in the anti-Vietnam war movement in the United States. Further, She was the co-chair and director of the Committee of Liaison (COL) with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam from 1969-1972.

Additionally, As part of this group Weiss organized the exchange of mail between Prisoners of War (POW) in Vietnam and their families. Weiss and the COL arranged for the return of some POWs. She was the president and a co-founder of The Hague Appeal for Peace. She was also the president of the International Peace Bureau from 2000-2006. Weiss was one of the civil society drafters of the groundbreaking UNSCR 1325. Further,  She is the recipient of numerous peace awards from around the world.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Cora Weiss Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  •  At least two years of experience of volunteering or employment in a women’s rights/human rights/peace advocacy organization;
  • Two years experience in policy advocacy on women’s rights, human rights, peace and other social justice issues, including an understanding of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, and related laws and policies;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in international relations, women/gender studies or the social sciences; and
  •  Has lived or worked in a developing country for at least one year.
  •  proficiency in the English language is a must. Proficiency in any other UN language is a plus

Selection criteria

  •  Ability to use the skills and networking opportunities gained from this Fellowship in a similar undertaking, such as working with a civil society organization that advocates for women, peace, and security, for at least 2 years after completion of the Fellowship;
  • Ability to communicate effectively on women, peace and security issues; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel to conflict-affected countries.

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 May,2019
CountryUSA
CityNew York
Open toSpecific Countries
OrganizerGlobal Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)
Contact the organizer [email protected]

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