Women Deliver Young Leaders Program (Fully Funded To Canada) | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program trains, elevates, and empowers youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women — with particular emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights and meaningful youth engagement. The program provides youth advocates with the training and resources necessary to extend their influence and actively shape the programs and policies that affect their lives. Started in 2010, the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program is comprised of 400 youth advocates from more than 100 countries, with 300 more scheduled to join in early 2018.

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The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program provides youth advocates with opportunities to build and strengthen their advocacy capacity and skills including Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program Digital University, Speakers Bureau, small grants, sponsorship to the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, and more

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE WOMEN DELIVER YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM?
Individuals between the ages of 15 and 28 can apply. Applicants must have been born between December 31, 1989 and December 31, 2002; this is to ensure Women Deliver Young Leaders are under the age of 30 for the duration of the program. All young people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin are encouraged and welcome to apply.

Please note that applicants must speak, write, and read English with proficiency and have regular access to the internet.

WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY?
The application for the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program consists of several sections and asks each applicant for responses to a variety of topics, including:

  • Basic demographic information about the applicant
  • Areas of experience and interest in gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, meaningful youth engagement, and advocacy
  • Issue-related essay questions

Applicants must also provide:

  • Two reference letters
  • A resume or CV
  • Links to websites, videos, blogs, or other relevant items the applicant thinks would strengthen their application
  • Confirmation of ability to attain a valid passport and visa to Canada to participate in the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, and complete international travel

TO APPLY

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All young people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin are encouraged and welcome to apply.

The deadline to apply is 13 October 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Selected applicants will be notified in December 2017.

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