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Call for Applications: UN Women Champions for Change Programme 2016/2017

Are you passionate about gender equality and women’s economic empowerment? Would you like to apply your skills to make a difference in your own community and beyond? Do you have access to the internet? UN Women’s Empower Women is seeking applications from dynamic and creative women/girls and men/boys from all over the world to champion women’s economic empowerment.

Application Deadline:  1st November 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT (New York time).

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Participant’s home country


Type: Volunteer programme/Events

Eligibility: Individual women/girls and men/boys from different professional backgrounds and skill sets. Students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants who are younger than 18 years old at the time of application will need to provide parents approval and consent.

Selection Process: 

  • On 10 November 2016, we will invite all eligible applicants to enter a one-month rally. The purpose of this rally is for applicants to demonstrate how dynamic, creative and passionate they are in championing women’s economic empowerment.
  • On 10 December 2016, Empower Women will announce the names of the selected Champions for Change. The champions will submit an activity plan by 20 December, and work closely with the Empower Women team for a period of four months to put the plan into practice.

Number of Awardees: at least 50

Value of Programme: You will work closely with the Empower Women team at UN Women on a personal or group project; be visible and get recognized for your contributions in front of an audience of almost 1,000,000 people from more than 190 countries; and be able to network with 17,000 peers and experts. You will also have the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and learn skills (through webinars, online discussions, blog posts, and much more).

Participation is on a voluntary basis. No funds will be available to cover the costs of your participation.

Duration of Programme: About three to four hours per week for five months.

How to Apply: Apply now to become a global Champion for Change.

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: United Nations

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