Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders in New York


Female peacebuilders are encouraged to apply for a 12-month Cora Weiss Fellowship at the United Headquarters in New York City. Fellows will benefit from a full scholarship that covers travel, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of the program starting in October 2020.

Young female human rights representative
Opportunity for women experienced in policy advocacy on women’s rights, human rights, peacebuilding, and other social justice issues


The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East and Arab World. GNWP Board, management and staff are experts in advocating for women’s leadership to be at the core of all efforts in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and sustaining peace.

The Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture. The fellowship provides a young woman with the opportunities and platforms to elevate the concerns and priorities of women and girls in their country in global policy discussions at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The Cora Weiss Fellowship year will commence in October 2020 and end in October 2021. The scholarship will cover roundtrip airfare and health insurance. It will also provide the fellow with a stipend to cover room and board, local transportation, and other personal expenses for one year. Successful applicants will work with GNWP for one year in global advocacy in the UN promoting the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on peace and security. Fellows will implement various programs including the Young Women Leaders for Peace.

The deadline is on 15 July 2020.


Main criteria

  • Candidates should have at least two years’ work experience in policy advocacy on women’s rights, human rights, peacebuilding, and other social justice issues
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, women’s or gender studies, or any of the social sciences is required
  • Applicants should have lived or worked in a developing or conflict-affected country for at least five years
  • Proficiency in English is required and proficiency in any other UN language is a plus

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