The Arab foundation for Freedom and Equality is proud to announce the launching of the third round of its Social Change Program focused on Gender and Sexuality. The program aims to build the capacities of 20 change agents from the MENA region through 7 thematic modules that address issues of gender and sexuality from a social justice and activism approach. The program is a practical training based on peer learning and exchange. The program includes 7 training modules lasting between 4 and 6 days, held throughout the year of 2013, and opportunities to participate in a mentorship program, internships and exchanges.
- Module I: Gender and Sexuality, Between Theory and Practice
- Module II: Advocacy and Lobbying
- Module III: Critical Media Literacy & Media Management
- Module IV: Sexual Health
- Module V: Media Production
- Module VI: Sexual Education
- Module VII: Strategic Planning
- Graduation project
Individuals from and/or residing in the MENA region working or beginning to work on sexual and bodily rights, and/or gender equality in any field are eligible to apply.
However, due to the nature of the program the following limitations need to be taken into consideration when considering applying:
- All trainings will be conducted in Arabic, applicants need to be able to understand Arabic
- The training is highly demanding, with required traveling, long-term commitments, and required deliverables, it is thus important that applicants have sufficient time and flexibility to be able to complete the various requirements of the program
- The training component will be concluded in October 2013, but in order to complete the program, participants will be required to submit and implement a small graduation project. The completion of projects may take until May 2014. The program is therefore an 18 months program
The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) is a regional Non-Governmental Organization based in Lebanon. AFE’s mission is to encourage and support activists working for sexual and bodily rights and gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa.