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"The program has made me realize that using your voice as a way of dealing with issues that many women are faced with really helps in that it raises awareness and most women know that they are not alone"
Program Graduate

Program Overview 

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We are offering future feminist leaders who are interested in expanding their understanding about gender justice through a global lens the opportunity to participate in our 16-week Gender Justice Community Action Program. The Program is designed to primarily increase future feminist leaders’ knowledge and understanding of gender justice and women’s rights to empower them to use their voices in their community to speak out for their rights and the rights of other women. Secondly, the program is designed to increase participants’ skills and confidence, so that they are able go back into their communities and take direct action to create gender equitable change. Our team will guide you through you a series of topics with the aim of transforming your perspective on issues women are facing globally and provide you with a supportive learning space where you are able to explore and collaboratively address the challenges you face in this area.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed for emerging feminist leaders aged 18 to 25 years old who have an interest in, or are currently working in, the field of social justice, particularly women rights. We require that participants have an upper intermediate level of English and have access to an internet connection that will enable active participation in live Zoom classes.

What you can expect from the course, and us:

A 16-week program that consists of two phases; 

Phase 1 - Online Training (8 weeks): Participants will be expected to attend weekly live online session (1 session of 3 hours per week) and complete weekly homework assignments that form the foundation for Phase 2. HMV-WN creates a safe space that enables women to discuss issues that are important to them, while simultaneously enhancing participants’ problem solving and action planning abilities to overcome these issues. We use interactive, student-centered teaching methods to ensure that participants are full engaged and obtain maximum learning outcomes. 

Phase 2 - Community Action (48weeks): Participants will run their own community action initiative that they design and implement, under the mentorship of the HMV-WN team. At the end of the 8-week period, participants will attend a showcase event where they share their action project with their peers. Participants will also share the impacts of the project and their plan for the future. 

Throughout both Phase 1 and Phase 2, participants will have the opportunity to: 

  • Discuss, learn and explore topics including gender, discrimination, sexual and gender-based violence, leadership and access to justice (please see full course outline for further details). 

  • Be a part of a global classroom, learning from the real-life experiences of others about current issues that impact women and girls. 

  • Put learning into practice with support of HMV-WN mentorship and expertise. 

  • Be a part of a worldwide network of program alumni and gain exclusive invites to events and opportunities. 


HMV-WN will provide participants with a certificate of participation following completion of the program. HMV-WN is not an accredited educational institution. 

What we expect from you:

  • Commitment to attend weekly session and to complete your 8-week action initiative. 

  • Dedication to engaging with the content. You will get as much from the program as you put in!

  • Passion, enthusiasm and innovation. 


Application Process:

Complete the online application form by October 31st. We get 100s of applications so ensure to read the questions carefully and answers thoroughly. After the application deadline our team will review all applications and those selected to move the 2nd stage of the application process, an online survey, you will receive an email no later than 4 weeks after the application deadline. Due to the large volume of applicants, we will only contact successful applicants. 


Download full program brochure here-

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