UN Women Call for Applications – Champions for Change 2016-2017



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Are you passionate about gender equality and women’s economic empowerment? Would you like to apply your skills to make a difference in your own community and beyond? Do you have access to the internet?

UN Women’s Empower Women is seeking applications from dynamic and creative women/girls and men/boys across the world to champion women’s economic empowerment.



Individual women/girls and men/boys from different professional backgrounds and skill sets. Students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants who are younger than 18 years old at the time of application will need to provide parents approval and consent.



Opportunity to work closely with the Empower Women team at UN Women on a personal or group project; be visible and get recognized for ones contributions in front of an audience of almost 1,000,000 people from more than 190 countries; and be able to network with 17,000 peers and experts. The Champion will also have the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and learn skills (through webinars, online discussions, blog posts, and much more).


Requirements of a Champion 

The Champion will be expected to use their expertise, skills, and knowledge to promote women’s economic empowerment online and offline. They will be able to actively participate and lead online discussions; contribute blog posts; share relevant resources; invite networks to join; and explore innovative tools and solutions for women’s economic empowerment; and develop a personal or group project to empower women online and in their community.

The time commitment will be approximately three to four hours per week for five months.

Participation is on a voluntary basis. No funds will be available to cover the costs of participation.



1 November 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT



10 November 2016,  eligible applicants will be invited to enter a one-month rally. The purpose of this rally is for applicants to demonstrate how dynamic, creative and passionate they are in championing women’s economic empowerment.

10 December 2016, Empower Women will announce the names of the selected Champions for Change. The champions will submit an activity plan by 20 December, and work closely with the Empower Women team for a period of four months to put the plan into practice.


Check out the website for further information and apply using the form


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