The World YWCA is pleased to announce the Young Women Leadership Cohort 2019. As a young women leadership initiative, the Leadership Cohort will provide opportunity for two (2) or more young women from the YWCA movement to experience the international community-building, work and reach of the World YWCA. The cohort programme will take place from October 15th to November 30th, 2019 starting and ending remotely in the young women home countries with travel to Geneva, Switzerland and to Johannesburg, South Africa for World YWCA Council 2019. As part of the Cohort programme, dedicated mentoring, coordination and guidance will be provided using a shared and collaborative leadership, grounded in the human-rights based approach of the World YWCA. We are pleased to share the Terms of Reference and Application form for the Young Women to apply.

The Terms of Reference and Application form are in English as the young women applicants must be able to read and write in English for this programme. However, national YWCAs can provide their endorsement letter in English, Spanish or French and we are happy to provide support to national YWCAs in case they encounter challenges in understanding the Terms of Reference for the purpose of providing the endorsement and/or supporting young women to apply.

Young women, APPLY and join the World YWCA leading up to World Council in Johannesburg! Deadline to submit your application is September 10th, 2019, 11:59 PM (Geneva time).

Download the terms of references of the programme 

Download the application form

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