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 ( ) 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.

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