CREA’s Feminist leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute – East Africa 2023. Apply below.
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When is Application Deadline?
10th December 2022.
Tell Me About Award:
CREA’s Feminist leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute– East Africa is a residential program designed to strengthen feminist solidarity, leadership, advocacy, and strategies for building collective power for social transformation. The Institute engages feminists from across the region to build a substantive understanding of our present with all its challenges and possibilities. It interrogates concepts and structures that affect our strategies by embedding patriarchy and gender in concepts of nation, identity, religion, polity, and development. To make meaning of what feminist struggles have transformed and how new forms of patriarchy are part of existing inequalities.
The Institute is designed on the premise that feminist leadership can be strengthened and have greater impact when women’s rights activists and advocates have greater conceptual clarity and strategic approaches that go to the roots of inequality rather than dealing with its symptoms alone. The Institute aims to encourage and enable participants to:
Concepts such as nation, identity, power and development that affect our struggles and strategies by reshaping the discourse and practices of patriarchy and gender.
From this, participants will be able to critically assess women’s movements in Africa and explore concrete strategies to strengthen links between women’s movements and other social justice movements to collectively advance women’s human rights.
What Countries are Eligible?
Where will Award Take Place?
The Institute will be held from 29th January- 4th February in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants will be expected to arrive on 28th January and depart on 5th February, and expected to be present throughout the entire duration of 8 nights and 7 days.
Who is Eligible?
FLMBaRI East Africa is for activists, service providers, community organizers, researchers and human rights practitioners working on issues of sexuality, sexual and gender diversity and diversity of sex characteristics/LGBTIQ rights, sexual rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, rights of persons with disabilities, HIV/AIDS, public health, violence against women/gender-based violence, health, and/or gender, nationally, regionally. 30 participants will be selected to attend the Institute. Participants should be embedded in human rights and/or feminist movements or civil society or work closely with them. Full-time students are not eligible. All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID and willing and able to undertake travel to Nairobi, Kenya. We invite members of structurally excluded groups from East Africa to apply.
How many Awards?
What is Value of Award?
- CREA will cover tuition, accommodation and meals for all participants during the course. Accommodation will be on a twin-sharing basis.
- A limited number of travel scholarships are available (visa fees and travel insurance are not included).
- Those not receiving a travel scholarship are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel, visa and insurance.
How to Apply?
Applications are due on or before 10th December 2022. The selection committee will carefully review each application. We will only contact applicants who have been selected to attend the Institute.
Note: The process of selection will begin with the application of participants. You are requested to send the filled-in application form as early as possible.