The 2021-22 Supporting Arab Women at the Table (SAWT) Regional Fellowship Program is inviting women from Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen to apply to its first Cohort to form a collective working towards gender-inclusive peace and security policies.
SAWT (Voice in Arabic) stands for Supporting Arab Women at the Table.
The fellowship program:
• aims at increasing the meaningful participation of women in peace and security policy-making across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region;
• will support leading roles that women activists and advocates are playing for more gender-inclusive peace and security policies.;
• will provide platforms for activists and leaders from different sectors to share experiences and contribute to collective mobilizing for a more inclusive peace and security agenda in Libya, Yemen, Palestine and Iraq.
The SAWT project is funded by the European Union (EU) with the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) as the lead partner and implemented through a consortium of partners consisting of the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership for Women (CIBLW) in Lebanon with a regional scope, the Iraqi Al-Amal Association in Iraq, Together We Build It in Libya, the Culture and Free Thought Association in Palestine, and the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies in Yemen.
Utilize This Offer
1. Women from Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen, and
2. Above the age of 21, and
3. Who can exhibit experience and / or leadership working on inclusive peace and security policies for women through:
• civil society or community-based associations activism,
• business, and/or
4. Applications must be submitted in Arabic.
5. The language of the modules and the summer fellowship will be in Arabic.
They recognize efforts in the public, private, and non-profit sectors as well as media and academia which contribute to inclusive peace and security policies.
They cast a wide net on the definition of peace and security.
The aim is to facilitate an inclusive women-owned indigenous approach for a feminist and inclusive peace looks like.
Selected fellows will have to commit to the nine-month program and sign a contract upon agreeing to join the program. The fellowship will adhere to standards of confidentiality and only publish content, stories, or images with the approval of the individual fellows participating and organizers. The goal is to create a safe and reflective space for learning and connecting with others.
The deadline for submission of applications is November 30th, 2021.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 15th.
This program is fully funded.
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