2019 Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders

Deadline: May 31, 2019.

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is pleased to announce its fourth annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture.



To be eligible for the Cora Weiss Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least two years’ experience of volunteering or employment in a women’s rights/human rights/peace advocacy organization.
  2. Two years’ work experience in policy advocacy on women’s rights, human rights, peace and other social justice issues, including understanding of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and related laws and policies;
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in international relations, women/gender studies or any of the social sciences;
  4. Has lived or worked in a developing country for at least two years;
  5. Full proficiency in English. Since the fellowship will take place in New York where the international community is mainly congregated, complete proficiency in the English language is a must. Proficiency in any other UN language is a plus.



The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with GNWP for one year on its global advocacy in the UN to promote the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security, and related laws and policies, and the day-to-day running of an international office based in New York. This will include, but not be limited to:

1. Participation and representing GNWP in various events and meetings at the United
Nations or those organized by the UN, Member States, civil society and academic
institutions in New York.

2.  Support to GNWP research projects and various publications, including statements,
policy briefs, case studies, project proposals and reports.

3. Logistical and administrative support in all areas of GNWP operations.
In addition, the applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in GNWP’s regional, national and local initiatives such as the Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820, and the Young Women for Peace and Leadership program. This will include, but not be limited to:

4. Liaising with and supporting local partners in logistical and substantive preparation
for the activities, and actual travel to support in-country implementation.

5. Support to the preparation of budgets, financial and narrative reports from

6. Contributing to preparation of workshop materials, such as module matrixes,
training needs analyses, and pre- and post-workshop surveys.

7. Writing and dissemination of blogs and other publicity materials to promote
GWNP’S various initiatives.



  1. Completed application form in English. Please note that while GNWP has released this advertisement in different languages, submission of a completed application in English is essential. The application form is available here: http://bit.ly/2UzbieJ
  2. An essay of no more than 3 pages that explains why you are applying for the Cora Weiss Fellowship
  3. Two letters of reference. Reference letters should include how long the writer has known the applicant and in what capacity, comments on the applicant’s potential to make an impact in the field of women, peace and security, and any relevant prior experience.

Applications may be sent to: fellowship.gnwp@gmail.com. All required application materials should be complete and submitted together in one e-mail. Documents sent separately will not be reviewed and application will be considered incomplete.




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