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Call for Applications: Young Women’s Political Leadership Institute 2017-2018


Kathmandu, October 29, 2017: In the lead up to Nepal’s federal and provincial elections, Women LEAD Nepal is organizing the Young Women’s Political Leadership Institute (YWPLI).

The eight-months-long program is designed to introduce young women interested in public service to the power of political leadership through trainings, workshops, and direct involvement in Nepal’s democratic processes.

During the program, a total of 30 YWPLI Fellows from in and around the Kathmandu Valley will receive hands-on trainings on various topics, volunteer with a candidate of their choice during the federal and provincial election, and then receive guidance and support to complete their own project on political activism around a topic of their choice.

Nepal’s future will only improve if and when women and girls have a seat at the table. While women have recently held three of the highest political positions in Nepal, their participation at other levels of government remains low.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be female or female-identifying, have completed their +2 and aged 18-25;
  • Have a passion and interest for politics and governance;
  • Comfortable communicating in English and Nepali (both written and spoken);
  • Attend a week of workshops and trainings from Saturday, November 11 to Friday, November 17) each day from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm;
  • Commit to volunteering approximately 50 hours with a candidate for the two-week campaign period from November 19 to December 7
  • Commit to volunteering with a Member of Parliament from March 2018 – June 2018
  • Commit to conceptualizing and implementing their own project around the theme of political activism from January 2018 to June 2018
Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

To apply, fill up the online form here.

Women LEAD Nepal is a leadership and professional development organization that equips young women and girls with the tools and knowledge they need to create change in their communities. Since 2011, the organization has empowered more than 2,000 students with the skills, support, and opportunities needed to become leaders in their schools, communities, and nation.