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Offer: Women Speak Training Programme

The training programme draws on both DAWN’s feminist analysis which interlinks issues under the themes of Political Economy of Globalisation including Gender and Trade, Political Ecology and Sustainability, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Political Restructuring and Social Transformation; and the network’s considerable experience in UN conference processes and other sites of struggle, including the global civil society movement against neoliberal economic globalisation, as well as regional, sub-regional and national processes. Deadline for applications: September 15, 2010.

Background

DAWN has described the first decade of the 21st century as the painful birthing of a “fierce new world” in light of the paradigmatic shifts induced by a run-away neoliberal globalization; a militarized and financialized political economy; a crisis in climate and other natural systems; a deepening food crisis; an energy crisis from fossil-fuel dependence; the decline of the nation-state and the reconfiguration of the geopolitical context.

These crises have generated heated debates on the restructuring of global governance. Pressures to respond to these challenges in all their complexities have come to preoccupy sovereign nations and the peoples they govern. At the same time, these nations and peoples struggle to uphold values associated with sustainable livelihoods, poverty eradication, human rights promotion, freedom of expression and mobility, respect for identity and sexuality.

DAWN recognizes this developing multilateral terrain as part of a fierce new world that is replete with complicated contradictions, serious fractures, severe backlash, broken promises, and uncertain outcomes for the world’s women, especially women from the economic South. There is an urgent need for women’s and civil society organizations to critically engage with these debates and advocate strongly for a world where economic and climate justice coincide with gender justice.

In response, the DAWN Training Institute, a three-week intensive training programme, was launched in 2002. The programme draws on both DAWN’s feminist analysis which interlinks issues under the themes of Political Economy of Globalisation including Gender and Trade, Political Ecology and Sustainability, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Political Restructuring and Social Transformation; and the network’s considerable experience in UN conference processes and other sites of struggle, including the global civil society movement against neoliberal economic globalisation, as well as regional, sub-regional and national processes.

The fourth DAWN Training Institute will be held in Southeast Asia from 10 October – 28 October, 2011. It is being organised by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era.

Duration

The training Institute will be held over a period of three weeks. Participant should be prepared to undergo an intensive training programme.

Objectives

to build capacity of young feminist activists from Southern countries, especially in understanding linkages between different issues and advocacy agendas, particularly those concerned with gender justice in its multiple and inter-linked dimensions – economic, political, ecological, social and personal.
to strengthen feminist advocacy work at global and regional level; and to deepen analysis in some complex areas.
to prepare young feminists for the challenges entailed in working for gender justice in the present global geopolitical and economic context.

Participants

Only application from the economic south will be considered.
Preference will be given to young women participants who are/will be working with civil society organizations promoting gender justice.
The applicant’s professional and working experience, as well as future plans will be considered during selection.
Applicants must be able to communicate in written and spoken English.
Regional representation will be taken into account.
Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 35 years.
Deadline: Applications must be received by DAWN by September 15, 2010.

Notification
Only successful applicants will be notified. If you have not been contacted by March 31, 2011, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Language
The medium of instruction and discussion will be in English.

Insurance
Participants are responsible for their own luggage, accident and medical insurance as the organisers will not be responsible for any such costs incurred by participants.

To apply please download the following attached word form

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nilima's picture

Hi Carri, Namaste and Thank

Hi Carri,

Namaste and Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information. I am Nilima, born in 1986 in Nepal. I have done my bachelors in mass communication and journalism and English literature. I have just started my career in a NGO - Alliance for Peace which works among youth for peace, democracy and development. Capacity Building of the women leaders in Politics is the one of the program that it does i 10 districts of Nepal. I am working as a communication officer here in this organization since last year. I am also the part of rotaract since last 3 years and had been the president. And this training program seems very much beneficiary as i can work effectively on this program and raise voice against gender discrimination as i am also responsible for the publishing of the bulletin which we distribute in 10 districts of Nepal . However i lack the necessary funds for the training. What are the criteria of the full scholarship? Am i eligible for that as i want to work for the gender bias free society.

Carri Pence's picture

I would contact DAWN under

I would contact DAWN under the website to address your following questions. Good luck on your search and please use the Resource Exchange. You can post your needs and people can help you find tools that will help you build a stronger and more prosperous future.

nilima's picture

Thank you so much carry.

Thank you so much carry. looking forward to hear from you soon.

erica's picture

FAIR TRAD CAMPAIGNER

Hi Carri,
I am a fair trade campaigner and the CEO of NDOPCRAFT a fair trade organisation based in Cameroon.The main objective of NDOPCRAFT is to improve the welbeing and safeguard the livelihood of marginalized artisans and farmers in rural communities especially women ,empowering them to become economically self-independent and to overcome the difficulties plaguing them through the production and sale of handcrafts and farm produce ,as well as advocating for better trading rules for producers in developing countries.

I will be grateful be participate in this product.
you please find our products and campaign at www.flickr.com/photos/ndopcraft

I look forward to hearing from you
best regards
Erica

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