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AFRO-NETS> Choice USA International Reproductive Rights Fellowship Program
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Choice USA International Reproductive Rights Fellowship Program
- From: Julie Burton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 12:17:20 -0400 (EDT)
Choice USA International Reproductive Rights Fellowship Program
Choice USA seeks your help in nominating talented young leaders and ac-
tivists to participate in our International Reproductive Rights Fellow-
ship. For this inaugural program, we are recruiting young reproductive
health activists from the following countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, Nige-
ria, India, Pakistan, Mexico, and the Philippines.
The Fellowship is a two-month leadership-training program based in
Washington, DC. The program is scheduled to begin July 15, 1999 and
will conclude September 15, 1999. It includes workshops on activist
skills building in the areas of public policy, lobbying, fundraising,
organizing, public speaking, press relations, and coalition building.
In addition, Fellows will participate in a six-week program which will
provide an overview of U.S.-based NGO work and strategies; an introduc-
tion to the U.S. Congressional and Administrative processes and how
Congress and U.S. agencies impact global reproductive health; a review
of the World Bank and other multilateral development banks; meetings
with United Nations officials to understand its operations and mecha-
nisms to promote reproductive health; and access to strategic media,
polling and funding organizations who are active internationally.
We are seeking individuals with leadership ability, a commitment to re-
productive choice, and demonstrated skills that can serve them in pro-
moting reproductive rights.
Applicants nominated must meet the following criteria:
* Nominees must be age 18 - 30;
* Nominees must have some prior experience with issues related to re-
productive health, women's rights, or population (from a direct ser-
vices or advocacy perspective).
Applicants are required to submit the following information to be con-
sidered for participation:
* Nominees must include a cover letter that describes why they are in-
terested in the Reproductive Rights Fellowship, what they hope to gain
from this experience, and how they will use this knowledge in their
* Nominees will need two letters of reference from a teacher, employer,
community activist, or someone else who knows their abilities.
Choice USA will arrange and pay for all travel, food, housing, and
translation expenses for applicants accepted into the program.
All nominees are asked to include the following contact information (if
available) on their application form: name, address, phone number, fax
number, email address, and language abilities. Applications are due in
the United States by June 15, 1999. Applicants accepted for the program
will be notified by June 20, 1999.
Please share this memo with organizations and individuals you think
might be interested in our program. Thank you for your help.
Choice USA is a non-profit educational organisation, which supports re-
productive rights as universal human rights.
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