Call for Applicants: EGEP 2013 Summer

Ewha Global Empowerment Program 2013 Summer
“Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism”
July 3 ~ 16, 2013
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

Ewha Womans University is calling for applicants for the Ewha Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) 2013 Summer. According to the MOU between Ewha Womans University and UN Women, this program aims to promote education for women and gender equality in Asia and Africa by empowering women working in non-governmental public sectors and by nourishing the next generation of women leaders. EGEP is a two-week program that will take place twice a year (January and July). EGEP 2013 Summer (July 3 ~ 16, 2013) is designed for women activists in non-governmental public sectors in Asia and Africa, with the theme: “Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism.”

Program Goals     On completing this program, participants will have:

— improved their theoretical knowledge and practical capacities from a gender perspective;
— broadened their understanding of women’s lives, women’s issues, and women’s rights in Asian and African contexts; and

— strengthened their leadership capacities to build women’s solidarity and cooperation in local, national, and transnational contexts.

Eligibility     With minimum three years of experience, women activists working in international and national non-governmental public sectors in Asia and Africa, such as NGOs, NPOs, civil society organizations, including individuals working independently are encouraged to apply for this program.

Number of Participants: 20~25

Programs     While a more specific EGEP curriculum will be provided separately, the following are the major activities that participants may expect from the program:
— Lectures
— Forum
— Action plans
— Social Hours
— Study tours to Korean NGOs
— Cultural events

Language     English is the official language of the EGEP.

Application Requirements
— Application Form
— Curriculum Vitae
— Statement of Purpose
— Essay
— Letter of Recommendation
— A Scanned Copy of Passport
※Application requirements should be submitted online ( ).
※Submission Date: March 26 ~ April 4, 2013
(Korean local time. Late applications will not be considered)
※All forms are downloadable at the Asian Center for Women’s Studies ).

Selection Criteria     The selection committee will evaluate the applicants based on the following criteria:
— field experience 25%
— expertise in women’s issues 25%
— potential as next generation of women leaders 25%
— contribution to the community 25%
※Successful candidates will be informed individually via e-mail on May 6, 2013. 

Funding     Ewha Womans University provides the funding to cover fees for the tuition, dormitory, and a two-week allowance for all the participants. Funds for airfare will be awarded only to the participants from ODA beneficiary countries.

Contact Us
For more information, please visit the website of the organizing institution, Asian Center for Women’s Studies, at

or contact us via email at [email protected]



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