The 2019/20 Young Women Lead (YWL) Project
The Project is aimed at recruiting young women (30yrs and under) and seeks to increase the political participation of young women. The 2019/20 project is aimed specifically at young women from minority ethnic communities.
The first half of Young Women Lead will consist of training workshops on topics such as social media, conflict resolution and research. There will be 3 separate days held in Glasgow covering these topics and more. This will be a chance to develop new skills, connect with your fellow participants and engage with the third sector in Scotland.
In the second half of the programme, participants will set up their own model Committee and explore an issue of their choice. There will one training day and three model Committee sessions held in the Scottish Parliament. The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP will chair these committee meetings. Young women will be asked to engage with their local politicians, organisations and other young women in their local area as part of this programme, developing relationships and strengthening communities.
The programme will support and empower participants to feel confident and comfortable representing the Young Women’s Movement in giving oral or written evidence to a Scottish Parliament Committee, on issues affecting their lives by the end of the programme. The idea being for young women to become more visible and greater participants in parliamentary business whilst gaining skills to enhance their employability, political engagement and voter engagement.
For more information and to apply for Young Women Lead 2019/20 click here.
Young Women Lead Intern:
“We’re looking for a young woman who can bring her unique vision to our organisation! Ideally, you are able to use social media platforms, and create some visuals for our accounts, but we welcome applications from anyone who thinks they could bring something interesting to our team.
Your role will be mainly assisting with the Young Women Lead programme, as well as helping out on lots of our little side projects. This means we’d like someone who is adaptable and enjoys variety in their work life! The main job of the intern will be the strengthen the voice and influence of young women in Scotland – and we want to know how you’d do that!”
For more information and to apply for the YWCA Internship click here.
The closing date for applications for both programmes is 13th September 2019.
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