The Activist in Residence programme allows individuals who are directly involved in work promoting justice and equality for women in conflict-affected areas to spend quality amount of time at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security in London.
Activists in Residence will work collaboratively on addressing sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, peace-building, peacekeeping or local efforts to enhance women’s security or ensure women’s active and effective participation in processes for conflict prevention, management and resolution.
The Centre will place a high priority on applications from those working in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
Activists in Residence will be provided with sufficient space and time to hone their skills, extend their networks, and engage in powerful discussions for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Activists will be involved in the work of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, interacting with students and academics and contributing to activities such as research and writing projects, public events, policy-oriented and knowledge-exchange workshops.
Activists will be sufficient time to pursue their own interests and benefit from a period of reflection and respite. Accepted activists will have desk space and use of IT facilities in the Centre and full access to the physical collections and online resources of the LSE Library. Additional support, training and development opportunities provided at LSE will be made available as required.
- Return trip to from home country (plus visa costs)
- Applicants will be provided accommodation in London for three months
- Applicants will be provided monthly stipend for living costs
- Where needed, the Centre will provide an allowance directly to the employer, to support the costs of covering work while an activist is at LSE
We regret that the Centre is not able to provide accommodation or financial support for partners or dependents.
This residence program will last for a period of 3 months, and will take place between September 2016 and December 2017.
- Application deadline: 1 June 2016
- Initial response: by 1 July 2016
- Final response: 3 August 2016
How to apply
Applications consist of an application form, a curriculum vitae and two references, received before the deadline of 23:59 Wednesday 1 June 2016.