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1687CfA: Network of East-West Women, 2002 Economic & Social Policy Fellowship Program

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  • Florian Bieber
    Nov 28, 2001
      The Network of East-West Women (NEWW) is pleased to announce a call for
      applications for the 2002 Economic and Social Policy Fellowship Program.
      This program provides intensive training and regional networking
      opportunities to young women from Central and Eastern Europe, the New
      Independent States and the Russian Federation working to achieve economic
      and social justice for women. Fellows will sharpen their skills in feminist
      economic analysis and advocacy; they will learn strategies to influence
      economic and social policy formulation in ways that benefit women; and they
      will develop working partnerships with each other and with seasoned
      professionals in the field of economic justice.
      DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1 February 2002
      PROGRAM DATES: U.S. Placement 19 August – 15 December 2002
      In-Country Follow-On Projects 1 January – 31 December 2003
      DURATION: 16 Months
      Applications are encouraged from women economists, NGO activists, trade
      unionists or others from CEE/NIS/Russian Federation working on issues of
      economic and social justice for women. Candidates must: 1) have experience
      and a demonstrated commitment to women’s rights advocacy; 2) be affiliated
      with an established women’s organization/institute that will support the
      candidate’s follow-on project if selected for the Program; and 3) be fluent
      in written and spoken English.
      The goal of the NEWW Economic and Social Policy Fellowship Program is to
      build the capacity of women and women’s organizations to effectively
      counter gender-based economic and social discrimination, and to advance
      women’s integration in public policy decision-making. Supported by a grant
      from the Ford Foundation and by private donors, the Economic and Social
      Policy Fellowship Program provides an intensive training experience in
      feminist economics, public policy and grassroots women’s activism.
      During the U.S. placement period, Fellows participate in a 2-week training
      program in Washington DC, and complete a four-month internship at a
      U.S.-based policy institution. Every effort is made to match each Fellow
      with an organization that is conducting work related the Fellow’s specific
      interest area. In December 2002, Fellows return to their home countries to
      complete a one-year follow-on project. Each Fellow designs and raises funds
      for her project while in the U.S., with support from NEWW and her host
      Fellowships includes travel to and from the placement site in the United
      States, short-term medical insurance, and a monthly stipend to cover room
      and board expenses during the U.S. portion of the program. Housing is
      arranged in an international student house or similar student
      accommodation. In some cases Fellows are placed with families in their host
      city. Upon successful completion of the U.S. portion of the Program, NEWW
      provides each Fellow with a small seed grant to begin implementation of her
      follow-on project.
      There is no application form for this Program. Applicants should submit the
      following materials in English:
      · a cover letter summarizing: 1) the applicant’s involvement in the field
      of women’s rights; 2) her training and experience in economics and/or
      public policy; and 3) her work with local women’s organizations.
      · a curriculum vitae;
      · two letters of recommendation in English, or accompanied by English
      translations, including all current contact information for the letter’s
      author. All written recommendations will be verified by local NEWW contacts
      or via telephone by NEWW staff;
      · a personal statement describing the applicant’s future career plans, and
      her reasons for applying to the Economic and Social Policy Fellowship Program.
      · a 3-5 page country briefing paper about women’s economic status in her
      country, including recommendations for advocacy and reform. The paper may
      focus on one or more issues of current relevance in the applicant’s
      country, and should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to write and
      formulate arguments in English.
      · a signed declaration that, if selected for the Program, the applicant
      will return to her home country to complete a 12-month follow-on project
      immediately following the U.S. placement period.
      Completed application packets should be sent by email to NEWW at
      lbrumberg@.... If email is not possible, please send the complete
      application packet by regular mail to the address below. Following review
      by an International Selection Committee, a maximum of 5 finalists will be
      selected for personal interviews, which will take place in Vilnius,
      Lithuania, 18-20 March 2002. Selected finalists will be notified of their
      interview by 20 February, 2002. Notification of Fellowship awards will be
      made April 15, 2002.
      Laurie MacDonald Brumberg
      Membership & Fellowship Program Director
      Network of East-West Women
      Email: lbrumberg@...
      1761 S Street NW, Suite LL-12
      Washington, DC 20009
      Tel (202) 299-9001
      Fax (202) 299-9003
      Website: www.neww.org
      The Network of East-West Women (NEWW) is an international membership and
      advocacy organization linking women in more than 30 countries in Central
      and Southeastern Europe, the New Independent States and the Russian
      Federation. Through the Legal Fellowship Program and other projects, NEWW
      supports independent women’s movements that foster women’s participation in
      all aspects of public decision-making. NEWW’s primary objective is to
      increase the capacity of women and women’s NGOs to shape policies that
      affect women’s lives.