Application: Gender Justice Defenders Legal Fellowship
Full proposals are due on
First Round: 15 May 2019 (midnight GMT)
Second Round: 15 June 2019 (midnight GMT)

A full proposal consists of:

> This application form
> Your resume or CV (uploaded to this form)
> One letter of recommendation (uploaded to this form)
> [Optional] A 3-5 minute video explaining who you are and what your project is about (please upload to Youtube and provide the link here) OR upload an audio/voice recording.

Full proposals are to be submitted in English.

If you encounter technical difficulties, send an email with this proposal and all required documents to

Proposal Guidelines
Please read the proposal guidelines before completing this application:
About You
Name *
Email *
Skype ID
Where are you from? *
Where do you live now? *
How old are you? *
Email address *
Please provide your social media handles *
Please provide links to work you have done that can be found online or media reports, if any.
Were you born female, identify as one, or identify as gender-plural/neutral? *
Do you intend to work on this project full-time or part-time? *
Do you have reliable and consistent internet access and availability to speak via Skype / WhatsApp / Viber (or another app of your choice) ? Please note if you anticipate having connection difficulties *
Are you studying or working? *
Project Status *
No, but I have a clear project idea in mind
No, and I still need to work on an idea for one
Are you already leading an ongoing project that meets the Fellowship requirements
Relevant contacts *
No, but I have identified some and can readily access them
No, and I need help establishing contacts
Are you in contact with survivors of gender violence or discrimination for this project?
Explain why, based on your experiences (personal, professional, academic, etc.), skills, interests, and attributes, you are the right person to carry out this particular project. *
Give one example of a project you have done that is similar to this project. Answer the following: What was the goal of the project? What activities did you lead or initiate to achieve the goal? Who was involved? What were your outputs? What was the impact of your work? How was your impact measured?
Please provide the name, title and email address of two professional and/or academic references. Please note you are also require to upload one letter of recommendation in the last section of this proposal. *
The Project
Tell us more about your project:
What is the gender discrimination or violence you are fighting (the "violation")? *
On what grounds have you determined the violation was committed on the basis of gender? *
Which articles of CEDAW or other relevant international human rights treaty, does the violation concern? *
Is the violation a wrong or a crime under your country's local laws, regulations or policies? *
Copy and paste the relevant articles in the laws, regulations or policies which you have identified into a word document and upload it here. *
What evidence potentially indicates that the violation occurred? E.g. text messages, phone recordings, call logs, letters, witness statements. *
How will you collect evidence of the violation? *
What is the outcome you seek? In other words, what does justice and accountability look like at the end of your intervention? NOTE: In your answer, please number each separate outcome. GUIDANCE: 1. Be as specific as you can. 2. We do not equate justice and accountability solely with imprisonment of the offenders. We appreciate that survivors may want other things. We appreciate that prosecution is sometimes not an option or not relevant (e.g. in a case where an act is wrong, but no crime has been committed under the law). Think outside the box about what might really make a difference to survivors e.g. suspension of the offender from office, public apology, erecting a mast to commemorate suffering, promotion of survivor to a position she deserves, availing of an opportunity that was taken away, re-elections of a board, getting in a room with decision-makers just to be heard. *
What is the cost of the outcome you seek in monetary terms? You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how much it would cost to get the outcome you seek, and, who will pay for it. *
Who has the power to make a decision on the outcome you seek? Be as specific as you can. Name individuals, departments, offices where appropriate. *
What activities will you undertake to reach your outcome? *
Tell us how your activities will lead to your outcome? When answering this, consider whether the activity you propose is the easiest and most appropriate course towards your outcome? *
Who else needs to be involved in your project in order to obtain your desired outcome? *
How will you involve survivors in the design and execution of the activities? *
What challenges do you anticipate when working with survivors? *
What other challenges do you anticipate? *
What are the risks associated with the project? *
What will you do to mitigate those risks? *
Please complete this section only if you are in contact with survivors. If not, please skip to section 5.
Who are the survivors? How old are they? *
In what language do you communicate with them? *
How many of them are you in contact with directly and indirectly? *
How did you come to know them? *
How often do you meet with them? *
Where do you meet with them? *
How do the survivors view the violation? *
Who may have committed those violations? *
How have you helped these survivors? *
Who else are you working with in order to provide them help? *
How do you justify your assumption that survivors are likely to consent to or agree to participate in this project? *
If there are any news articles or reports online with stories or statistics that can pertain to or explain the survivors' situation, please provide the links here.
Answer this section only if you are not yet in contact with survivors, but have a clear idea of how to get in touch with them.
Who are the survivors? How old are they? *
In what language will you communicate with them? *
How many survivors approximately? *
Have you met them before? *
Where do they get their information from? *
How will you reach them? *
What will you do to build trust and rapport with them? *
How did you come to learn about the violation? *
Who may have committed those violations? *
What is your envisioned role with them? *
How do you justify your assumption that survivors are likely to agree to participate in your project? *
If there are any news articles or reports online with stories or statistics that can pertain to or explain the survivors' situation, please provide the links here.
Professional Development
What types of legal training are you hoping to get out of this Fellowship? *
What do you plan to do after this fellowship? What do you hope to be doing in five years from now? *
Upload Documents
If you cannot upload the files, please send your files to "your name_country" in the subject line.
Upload your resume *
Upload at least one letter of recommendation. You may optionally upload additional letters. *
Upload other documents which might support your application and help us understand you better.
[Optional] Provide the link to a 3- 5-minute video explaining the project and who you are. [You can upload the video on YouTube. List the video as "unlisted" so only we can see the video. Copy and paste the URL Link here.)
[Optional] If your internet connection is too slow for video upload, you can upload a 3 minute audio/voice recording here.
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