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Application to be a campaign lead for CYGEN's discriminatory laws campaign
CYGEN, supported by The Royal Commonwealth Society as part of the Equality & Justice Alliance (EJA) programme, is seeking dedicated youth campaign leads who will drive an exciting CYGEN campaign calling upon Commonwealth leaders to reform laws that discriminate against women and girls and LGBT+ people. The campaign will run for six months in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in June 2020.
There will be a role in this campaign for all members, which will be crucial to it's success however a small number of participants will take the lead and participate in a three-day workshop to develop key messages and a campaign strategy to bring an end to discriminatory laws in the Commonwealth. Participants will then take part in a two-day video shoot, creating a series of short social media videos to promote the campaign and the work of the EJA and CYGEN.
CYGEN is seeking members who are passionate about reforming discriminatory laws and who can commit to driving the campaign at a local, national, regional and international level until CHOGM in Kigali in June 2020.
The campaign workshop will take place from Monday 11th to Friday 15th November.
You can find out more about the Equality & Justice Alliance at
If you're interested in taking part, please fill out the form below by 9am BST on Monday 14th October. Applications received after this time will not be eligible.
Please specify your gender
How would you describe your gender identity?
Transgender, non-binary or gender diverse
Cisgender (your gender identity corresponds to the gender you were assigned at birth)
Prefer not to say
How would you describe your sexual orientation?
Other/prefer not to say
Date of Birth
Current country of residence
Do you have any health conditions or additional support needs, including dietary, disability, mental health, allergies etc.
Current job title/role and organisation (if any).
Passport Expiry Date
Name and contact email address of a professional/academic reference
Please tell us how your personal/professional background has contributed to championing legal/legislative reform that secures the rights of women and girls and/or LGBT+ people in your country/region.
In your view, what are the key discriminatory laws in your country and/or the Commonwealth that impact LGBT+ people and women and girls?
What experience do you have of creating or supporting advocacy campaigns?
How will you promote the CYGEN campaign in your own country/region to build support for reforming discriminatory laws?
Would you like to attend the campaign development workshop? (Attendance is not mandatory for campaign leads, but you must have a passport valid for 6 months from December 2019 to attend)
Declaration (if applying to attend workshop)
Please tick the following statements as they apply to you.
I will obtain travel insurance and necessary vaccinations and medications at my own expense.
I will submit a report to the EJA and CYGEN within a month of the event, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
I will be aged between 18 and 29 at the start of the event
I am a Commonwealth citizen
I am committed to working towards gender equality for all, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.
I am able to speak fluently in English – the working language of the workshop
I confirm that I am medically fit, both physically and mentally, to travel and participate in the workshop
I confirm that I am happy for my image to included in promotion videos and photographs that will be publicly shared by the RCS and relevant partners
Are you happy for your e-mail address to be shared with relevant CYGEN & EJA networks and partners?
Send me a copy of my responses.
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