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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 25, 2023
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    As the largest organisation of its kind, we engage millions of women, young women and girls around the world each year, across cultures and beliefs, to transform their lives and the world, for the better. Overview We work with women across all faiths, cultures, and regions to help them rise into leadership. History The World YWCA has been at the fore...
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    The World YWCA Leadership Cohort 2023

    Criteria for Selection

    • Successful candidates must be actively involved in their YWCA, either as a volunteer, participant, or staff member and demonstrate strong interest and enthusiasm in the World YWCA movement. 
    • Generally, applicants should have a minimum of two years active involvement with their YWCA. 
    • Successful candidates must commit to sharing the experience gained with their YWCA and region following the cohort programme.
    • A strong commitment to women's rights and leadership. 
    • Previous experience in advocacy and/or activism on women’s rights is an asset.
    • A good working knowledge of English, both oral and written, is essential. Spanish and/or French command is a bonus. 
    • Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of application.
    • Independent and self-reliant, willing to take initiative, creative, hard-working, and flexible.
    • Each candidate’s participation must be endorsed by a YWCA entity (for example a national or local association) that must commit to integrating the leadership/experience of a successful cohort member upon their return home.
    • Participants must guarantee their availability from July 22 to December 22, 2023 included for travel to Geneva, Switzerland. Support for visa application and travel arrangements will be provided by the World YWCA.

    Method of Application

    • To apply, candidates shall provide by email to
    • Their CV/Resume in English, French or Spanish (reduced to two pages)
    • Copy of their passport.
    • A signed motivation letter in English demonstrating their interest, commitment and vision for their participation to the cohort programme and contributing to the first virtual World YWCA Council.
    • A signed and completed application form in English (see enclosed document).
    • A signed endorsement letter in English, French or Spanish from a YWCA entity (for example national or local association) supporting their application to the cohort programme and their commitment to honouring their role in supporting the candidate’s leadership journey including upon their return home. 
    • The deadline to apply to the World YWCA Young Women Leadership Cohort 2023 is Sunday 25 June, 2023, 11:59 PM (Geneva time).
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