Call for Applications - “Take Action” Women’s Political Club 2019, Yerevan, Armenia

Publish Date: Mar 05, 2019

Deadline: Mar 15, 2019

Call for “Take Action” Women’s Political Club participants


“Society without Violence” NGO opens call for the applications for the ongoing project “Take Action”. This project is funded by the U.S. Embassy's Democracy Commission small grant project. Twenty participants, five from Shirak, five from Lori and ten from Yerevan regions will be selected. The one-year project aims at equipping young females with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in political studies and promote their participation in Armenia’s public life. The projects will have the following timeline: the first phase (April-May)involves two regional trainings (one in Gyumri, one in Vanadzor) during which a study module will be introduced to participants.  Furthermore, participants will arrange study visits to their municipalities and Governor’s Offices. This will be done to ensure that the participants are familiar with the working procedure of the local governmental institutions. In the second phase of the project (June-July) participants will gather in Yerevan and elaborate on their experiences. Meanwhile, meetings with famous female political figures will be conducted. In the third, final phase of the project (August-October), participants will conduct a group policy research and based on the outcomes introduce recommendations to various stakeholders. Upon the successful completion of the project, participants will be awarded with certificates. All project-related costs are covered by the organization․

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full participation in project activities (regional trainings, study visits, Yerevan workshop, group work),
  • Be aged between 18-30 (at the moment of application)
  • Be enrolled (or graduated) in the higher education institute
  • Have a background in Political Science or a related domain (Law, Economics, Journalism, etc.)
  • A good command of a foreign language (particularly English) will be considered as an advantage

Advantages of the Project

  • Obtaining worthwhile theoretical knowledge in gender studies, political science
  • Having an opportunity to make study visits, communicate with famous political female figures
  • Evolving research, public speaking and team-building skills
  • Having a chance to meet and discuss women’s issues with local authorities
  • Opportunity to complete an internship at the Governor's offices at the end of the project

How to Apply

  • To apply for the project, please send your CV and motivation letter (in English or in Armenian) to email address by March 15. 

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