Applications for the 2016-17 CSW Fellowship have closed. We appreciate your interest in our Fellowship, value your time and are excited to learn about you and your interests. Please visit our page in the coming months for the next application deadline.
New this year. Fellows will focus their human rights research in Durham, by identifying and evaluating promising projects within Durham agencies or nonprofits that promote gender equity for girls and women. Fellows will gain valuable human rights leadership training by presenting their original research both at the local and global levels and by learning from experienced mentors and policy advocates the realities of effective change.
Specific potential topics of research will be provided to the Fellows and they may choose a topic that aligns with their particular interests. Topics will be developed from the following general priority areas of how local city agencies or nonprofits are creating, implementing and monitoring policies or projects that affect women and girls by:
- promoting equal pay and preventing employment discrimination;
- preventing gender based violence;
- assuring equal access to education;
- assuring equal access to quality healthcare;
- and increasing political leadership.
Fellows will work with volunteer mentors to conduct original research and produce a 7-10 page Gender Equity Status Report to include recommendations. They will collaborate with the local Cities for CEDAW advocacy group (referring to the United Nations treaty called the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women), which will promote conducting extensive professional statistical research. Fellows will attend some of the Cities for CEDAW coalition meetings and the project-based research of the Fellows will complement their ongoing analysis and advocacy. The City of Durham is considering forming its own Council for Women, and Fellows will present their original research and recommendations first locally, in February, to the City Council of Durham and the local community, and then later, in March, to the international community while attending* the 61st Annual Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.
(*full trip funding provided).
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