Girls Empowerment Network (GENET), MoVe! A Young Women’s Movement for Justice and Development in partnership with the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) invites applications to National Feminist Leadership course scheduled to take place from the 3rd to the 12th of November,2014.
The aim of this course is to enhance the leadership capacities of young women and enable them to apply feminist thinking frameworks in developing, and influencing strategies, policies and programmes that promote gender equality at personal, community, national and regional levels.
Modules covered in the course include the following:
Feminist Theory and History (with emphasis on African feminist history)
• Feminist Conceptual Frameworks
• Body Politics
• Feminism, policy and law
• Feminist knowledge production and management
• Feminist research practices
• Feminist movement-building
• Feminist Leadership
• Self-mastery and self-leadership
The training will be facilitated by feminist scholars and activists.
Applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered:
1.Must be a young woman of between 18 and 35 years of age;
2.Be a citizen and resident of Malawi.
3.Must have attained or is studying towards a qualification from a recognized tertiary institution.
4.Experience working in an organization or program related to gender equality or women’s rights;
5.English proficiency is critical (the course will be delivered in English only)
6.Demonstrate commitment to participate for the duration of the full course.
COURSE DATES and DURATION:
The course will be offered over a 10-day period in Mangochi, Malawi. The training course is hosted by GENET and Move! Commencing on the 2nd -12th of November 2014. Participants should note that this is an intensive training course with sessions during the whole day.
COST AND SPONSORSHIP:
GENET, MoVe! and OSISA will be fully sponsoring this training course. Sponsorship will cover tuition, course materials, transport, accommodation, teas and lunches and dinners during the course.
***Deadline for receipt of applications is 15th of October 2014*** download Application guidelines below.