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Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program: Nominations Open

Do you work with an incredible young peace and woman’s rights activist who could benefit from intensive communications and advocacy training? If so, we want to hear from you!

We are excited to announce that the Nobel Women’s Initiative, in partnership with Coady International Institute, is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program.

We are currently seeking six feminist peace activists to join us in Ottawa, Canada for a 6-week communications and advocacy training from late October to end of November 2019. Five of the spots will be filled by feminist leaders from the Global South (with preference given to certain countries; please review the nomination package for additional details). The sixth spot is for a young First Nations, Métis or Inuit woman leader focused on social justice issues and working with a First Nations, Métis or Inuit, social justice, or peace organization.

Nominate a young woman activist to participate in the program. Your nomination consists of three important components:

  1. Download and review the Nomination Package for eligibility criteria and additional information
  2. Your organization must complete the Nominating Organization form, including a letter of recommendation
  3. The nominated activist must complete the Individual Applicant Form including attachments

** PLEASE NOTE: The forms, including attachments, must be submitted by end of day Monday, June 17, 2019.

You may nominate more than one young woman activist. However, only one participant per country will be accepted into the program. Shortlisted nominees will be contacted and invited to participate in an interview process. We may also reach out to nominating organizations.

About the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program

Over the past seven years the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program has provided valuable advocacy and grassroots organizing training to incredible young women activists from around the world. The program is designed to support young women rights activists in their international advocacy and media work. Participants learn and practice essential skills in a safe, supportive, and confidence-building environment and work closely with the Nobel Women’s Initiative team in Ottawa, Canada and in partnership with the Coady International Institute. Upon completion of the program, the participants return to their home communities better equipped to promote women’s rights – using their newly developed skills to effectively work towards peace, justice and equality. 

Please visit the Sister-to-Sister blog for highlights from past participants! 

For more information about the Coady Institute, please visit

Questions? contact Margo Nelson at

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