Call for Mentee Application

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) with support from Ford Foundation, West Africa,  is seeking applications for the second phase of 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 Ekiti, Ebonyi, Rivers and Kebbi States, who possess 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 communities.

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

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


This application will close by 26th August, 2021

Notes: This program is open only to young women who reside in Ekiti, Ebonyi, Rivers and Kebbi States.

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