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Fully-funded Gender Equality Future Advocates Training 2018 in Sri Lanka

Deadline: May 29, 2018

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is seeking applicants for the Gender Equality Future Advocates Training 2018 from the Commonwealth Asia-Pacific Region. The five-day residential training course will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 16th – 20th July 2018. Using experiential learning activities, discussion and debate, it will enable young advocates to address a range of gender equality issues and provide an opportunity for peer learning and collaboration, and development of advocacy, social action and leadership skills.

The highly participatory and interactive peer learning week will seek to develop critical understanding and action about gender, development and social justice. It will strengthen the role of young people in Commonwealth action and decision-making on gender equality issues by giving participants an understanding of the different political structures that have the ability to support gender equality, and how to harness them effectively. It will also strengthen youth gender networks.

Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network (CYGEN) and The RCS are committed to ending gender-based discrimination for all. Participants must be committed to working for equality for all members of society, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for successful applicants. The Royal Commonwealth Society is grateful for the support of DFAT Australia.


Are you a youth champion of gender equality? The Royal Commonwealth Society is looking for participants aged 18-25 from Commonwealth countries in Asia and the Pacific for a week of funded advocacy training in SriLanka in July.

  • Applicants must be 18 – 25 years old and able to demonstrate some prior experience of working on gender equality issues, either in youth, community or workplace settings, through social action projects or studies.
  • Applicants must be resident in one of the following Commonwealth countries: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.


Completed application forms should be submitted to [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday 29th May 2018.  Applicants will be contacted by Friday 8th June.

For more information, visit Royal Commonwealth Society.