Deadline:

Friday, April 28, 2017 by 5PM EST

Location:  

Boston, MA United States.

(Fully Funded)

Description

  • There is an increasing awareness of the critical role that women and girls play in advancing both peace and development. Research shows that families, communities, and nations prosper when women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in every aspect of society.
  • The purpose of theWomen2Women (W2W) International Leadership Program is to identify and engage promising young women leaders (ages 15-19 years) and train them in the areas of leadership development, cultural awareness, conflict resolution and civic engagement. The goal of W2W is to further empower young women with the tools, relationships and opportunities required to lead in today’s world.

The Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W 2017) is a program of Empower Peace. W2W 2017 is an opportunity for young women ages 15-19 to participate in an educational cultural exchange. This year’s program will be held at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.  W2W 2017 will provide participants with the educational opportunity to learn, network and acquire leadership skills that will empower them to make a difference in their respective communities and countries. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with their peers from around the world. Over the past 12 years, more than 1,000 young women from over 60 countries have participated in the program since 2006

The conference will include: team-building activities; seminars and workshops with prominent leaders doing important work in government, media, business, science and technology, and non-profit; leadership development exercises and skill-building; and cultural activities. Participants are required to take part in all conference activities.

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About Women2Women

Give a girl a chance, and she will do the rest. This is a common theme in discussions about poverty, political development and human rights. Research shows that families, communities and nations prosper when girls have the opportunity to participate fully in every aspect of society.

Women2Women (W2W) builds a network of promising young women (ages 15-19) from around the globe, engages them in the issues that define their lives and provides them with the tools, relationships and opportunities required to lead.

Over a 10-day period, up to 100 promising, emerging female leaders will participate in an educational training program designed to provide them with enhanced leadership skills, while challenging them to develop and implement a collaborative civic engagement action plan in their communities.

W2W has been specifically developed to provide young women leaders with the skills needed to succeed in our global community. To that end, W2W has set five program goals:

  1. Build bridges of mutual understanding, respect and trustamong young people from diverse ethnic and religious communities throughout the world;
  2. Strengthen leadership skillsrelated to media literacy and training, public speaking, negotiation, social media, critical thinking, goal-setting, time management and problem-solving, with the ultimate goal of elevating the status of women and girls worldwide;
  3. Engage young women in the issues that define their livessuch as the development of healthy self-esteem, access to quality education and healthcare, freedom from violence, awareness of their undeniable human rights and the opportunity to participate fully in every aspect of society;
  4. Demonstrate the importance of civic engagement and volunteerismthrough service-learning opportunities and guide participants in developing a service project action plan to be implemented in their communities; and
  5. Establish a powerful networkfor W2W delegates grounded in productive personal relationships —both peers and mentors—towards achieving positive social change

*Women2Women – America 2017 International Leadership ProgramThe Women2Women – America 2017 conference will focus on how you can “Claim Your Seat at the Table” and empower other young women to do the same. You will have the opportunity to learn about the current status of women and girls around the world, as well as the social and economic progress that is possible when women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in every aspect of society. You will meet with leading figures tackling these challenges on an international scale, and develop your leadership skills so you can make a difference. Perhaps most importantly, you will be joining a lifelong, global network of young women who support each other and work together to contribute to positive change around the world.

Required Languages

English

 

Eligible Countries

Egypt Syria Tunisia Algeria Jordan Morocco Sudan Iraq Saudi Arabia Lebanon Emirates Libya Palestine Oman Kuwait Mauritania Qatar Bahrain Yemen Somalia Turkey Iran Cyprus Djibouti Comoros

Program Period

The 2017 program is 10 days (including travel days) — Sunday, July 23 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

* Emerging female leaders between the ages of 15 and 19 are welcome to apply.

* We welcome applicants of from every country and from all ethnicities, religious backgrounds and socioeconomic status. 

* We are looking for young women who have demonstrated leadership abilities through academics, service, international experience or volunteer involvement.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The cost for the week of the program is $2,800 + airfare. The program fee covers all food, housing and transportation costs as well as fees for speakers, activities, workshops and conference materials. For international students, the fee also covers travel health insurance.

Note from marj3: it can be fully funded

You can apply for a hardship scholarship and the Scholarship will cover all the expenses

Flight Ticket, Food, Accommodation, health insurance etc.

How to Apply

*Online:Please continue to complete the application online.The application contains 4 personal statements (essays). This application may take over one hour to complete so plan accordingly.

Click on this link and start apply now

-Fill the application online

-summit it

Note from marj3: you can download the application in word format and apply by filling it by computer and send it to them by mail here kjohnston@empowerpeace.org . From this link  and keep a copy with you in your computer.

Note from marj3: this link can help you on how can you write good personal statement and motivation letter click here

Official source of the opportunity

Click on the official website here

If you have additional questions please email Tricia Raynard at traynard@empowerpeace.org.