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Training: The Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security


24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

Location: Uganda


Fill out and submit the Application Form available here, and send a scanned copy of your recent passport size photo and the latest annual report of your nominating institution by 19 June 2017 to

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Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security

The Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security is designed to strengthen the transformative leadership of activists in fragile and conflict-affected areas in Africa and Asia.

At the institute, women leaders examine global development, peace and security frameworks in relation to the actual status and role of women and girls. From a rights based perspective, participants will critically analyse policy, research and develop programmes to define specific strategies to concretely advance women’s rights and voices in conflict and post conflict countries.


The 2017 institute aims to enhance women leaders’ critical under- standing of and engagement with key global peace, security and development issues, with the goal of building their skills in effective activism and advocacy on country-specific women, peace and security priorities.

The training covers:

  • Global peace and security discourse, combating violent extremism and movement building strategies.

  • Analysis of the links between relevant global and national frameworks particularly United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, 2250 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Practical skills and tools to monitor development progress using a gendered, peace and security lens.

  • Long-term technical support and partnership to apply acquired skills.

  • Language of instruction: English and French.

The 2017 Institute is co-organized by Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), the World Young Women’s Christian Association (WYWCA) and Inclusive Security.


  • Women human rights defenders from Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda
  • Aged between 18 and 35
  • Working in civil society or government agency on peace and security.

Applicants should be nominated by their institution.


A limited number of scholarships are available. The course fee is $950 (covering tuition, resource materials, accommodation, meals, airport pickup and certificate) and $850 for participants in Uganda.

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