The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) with support from Ford Foundation, Nigeria,  is seeking applications from young women and feminist leaders for a Capacity Building Mentorship Programme, which is a Feminist, Transformational Leadership and Networking programme aimed at expanding the space for catalyzing and nurturing young women feminist and transformational leaders that will serve as the next generation leaders  to respond to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and contribute to Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG).

This mentorship programme specifically targets dynamic young women interested in strengthening their leadership capabilities, feminist analysis and movement building skills that will enable them to effectively mobilize a critical mass of feminist and transformational leaders to transform power relations between women and men by addressing the root causes of gender inequality and violence against women and girls.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are therefore invited from young women aged between 18-35 based in Adamawa, Nasarawa, Cross Rivers states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who possesses basic literacy and technical abilities with at least a higher learning degree.

This programme encompasses a mandatory three (3) day capacity building training and a six-month mentorship phase to which applicants should be fully committed. Selected applicants must be enthusiastic about implementing a social action project in their community.

Applicants are also required to write an insightful article (maximum 400 words) on the theme: “Advancing Women’s Human Rights in Nigeria” to be submitted at the time of application. Articles can focus on the theme from a personal or other contextual standpoint.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

How to Apply:

Please click ( http://bit.ly/2medJYJ ) to fill out the mentee application form.

Notes: This program is open only to young women who reside in Adamawa, Nasarawa, Cross Rivers States and the Federal Capital Territory.

Deadline: Closing date for this application is 31 October 2019.

13 Comments, RSS

  • Cynthia Augustine

    says on:
    November 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    This is very good, I pray it goes beyond this.

  • Bilkisu yakubu kwarra

    says on:
    November 1, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I’m please to be in this group

    • Bilkisu yakubu kwarra

      says on:
      November 1, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Will be please to work for my country Nigerian

  • Aisha O Eyibo

    says on:
    November 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Women have been in the background for too loo long is time for us to wake with all seriousness to support our women folk. To strive to be at the fore front. We should learn how to be who we are no matter our situation, we will not let the men relegate us to the background. Is time for us to come out in mass to let our voice speak and stand by it.

  • BLESSING ENE AMODU

    says on:
    November 1, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Is a very good ideas to have something like this for women, am impressed.

  • Priscilla Habila

    says on:
    November 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Nigeria has a national gender policy that focuses on the empowerment of women and advocates against any form of discrimination against women, and the Nigerian Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. There has been improvement in terms of gender equality in education: Girls’ school enrollment has steadily increased, particularly in the north of the country, which in the past has seen a high rate of neglect and discrimination toward women. However, there is still significant gender disparity when it comes to labor force participation and representation in government. This can be attributed to cultural norms, discriminatory laws and other factors such as women’s child care and family commitments.

    Women’s political participation has improved, but much still needs to be done. for instance, the Nigerian Senate voted down legislation—the Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence Against Women bill—that aimed to give women equal rights in marriage, education and employment. Under the law, a widow in Nigeria would have automatically become the custodian of her children and husband’s property upon her husband’s death. While a few lawmakers supported the bill, others believed that it violated the spirit and letter of the Nigerian Constitution. If there was better representation of women in the Senate, the bill might have passed. The debate over the law was complicated by another bill that would have expanded Shariah law in Nigeria; that bill was rejected in November. The combination of a federal government and a tripartite system of civil, customary and religious law also makes it very difficult to harmonize legislation and remove discriminatory measures across Nigeria.

  • Olusanya Catherine eziomume

    says on:
    January 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Nice one

  • Obia,Hope Jonah

    says on:
    January 27, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Gender based violence has been a prevailing nuisance in our society and I’m excited to be equipped by this organization to fight it.

  • Eteng patience Ofem

    says on:
    January 28, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I want to have more knowledge of being a feminist to educate other ladies to be responsible and be bold

  • Neboh Chinaza Vanessa

    says on:
    January 28, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I am so passionate about equality and the need to stop gender based violence.
    My believe is that the right thing should always be done and equality is a right watch word.
    Females are not less than males but gender in terms of the society makes us look like the weaker vessels.
    I am passionate about being one of those to stop this menace in the family and society at large.

  • Neboh Chinaza Vanessa

    says on:
    January 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I am so passionate about equality and the need to stop gender based violence.
    My believe is that the right thing should always be done and equality is a right watch word.
    Females are not less than males but gender in terms of the society makes us look like the weaker vessels.
    I am passionate about being one of those to stop this menace in the family and society at large.
    I believe in advocacy and a union of voices to end gender equality.

  • Eteng patience Ofem

    says on:
    January 28, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    I want to be more enlightens about feminist and how to educate other women And girls on how to be bold and free in the society

  • Catherine Olusanya E.

    says on:
    January 28, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Nice one so mush interested in the programme.

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