The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program connects outstanding young advocates with the platforms, the people, and the resources that can amplify their influence on a larger scale. With an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Women Deliver elevates the work of young people taking a stand for gender equality.
The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program provides young advocates with opportunities to build and strengthen their advocacy knowledge and skills. The program has:
- Trained 469 Young Leaders through the Digital University learning platform.
- Supported 200+ Young Leaders speaking and advocacy opportunities in 2019.
- Brought together 140 Young Leaders at local workshops.
- Awarded $700,000 in grants.
Women Deliver Young Leaders also gain:
- Global visibility as champions for the health and rights of girls and women through media and communications opportunities.
- Networking opportunities with high-level decision-makers, media, private sector representatives, and other change-makers, including other Women Deliver Young Leaders, Alumni, and activists around the world.
- Membership to the Women Deliver Young Leaders Alumni Network for continued learning, networking, and support upon successful completion of the program.
The 2020 Class of Women Deliver Young Leaders participates in a two-year program, beginning in May 2020 and ending following the Women Deliver 2022 Conference. Once on boarded, Young Leaders will have access to the program’s platforms, people, and resources. Class of 2020 participants will also be offered access to scholarships to the conference, and upon successful completion of the program join the Women Deliver Young Leaders Alumni Network.
- Individuals between the ages of 15 and 28 at the start of the program (1 May 2020) are eligible to apply.
- Women Deliver defines young people as individuals between the ages of 15 and 30. In keeping with their commitment to young people and to ensure Women Deliver Young Leaders are age 30 or under for the duration of the program, they cap entry at age 28.
- Please note that the program also requires the following:
- Regular access to email and the internet
- Access to a bank account or PayPal account for sponsored opportunities
- Proficiency in English
- Women Deliver is interested in applicants from all stages and levels of advocacy work — whether that be through policy and advocacy, community organizing, journalism and media, law, academia, research, medical and healthcare provision, creative arts, or other relevant sectors.
- Women Deliver welcomes advocates working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. They also invite applicants with a focus on other topics of gender equality, such as economic opportunity, political participation and leadership, violence prevention, access to education, nutrition, maternal health, climate change, and more.
How to Apply
- To be considered for the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program, all candidates must complete the application via given website.
- You are permitted to submit only one application.
- Women Deliver will notify applicants with decisions by late April 2020, and the program will officially begin in May 2020.
For more information, visit Young Leaders Program.