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Call for Participants for Demasculinisation of Politics


Call for Participants for “Demasculinisation of Politics”

A training course on feminist empowerment and leadership

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Date: March 4-9th 2017


Do you want to discover new ways of doing politics and be a changemaker?

FYEG is organising a non-male activity considering the lack of non-male political leadership on both a local and international level, and to counter white males’ domination in politics. This activity will begin with online preparations for the seminar, participants are expected to join online meetings, webinar(s) and carry out joint tasks together until the actual event. You will gather in İstanbul for one week to learn about historical retrospectives of female participation in politics, good practices and the international legal framework behind it. You will have the chance to listen and network with non-male politicians and join civil society actions on International Women Rights Day! At the end of the seminar, you will have the opportunity to create a guide book on “demasculinize politics”, for inclusive political narratives.

The objectives of the seminar are:

  • to support the empowerment of women from disadvantaged backgrounds

  • to familiarize participants with key tenets of feminism and the most influential works in the evolution of feminist theories and ideologies

  • to confront gender hierarchies in policy-making

  • to support non-male representation within the structures of our Member Organisations, in engaging with young women and non-males that are at the forefront of best practices in their organisations

  • to provide participants with an opportunity to develop lasting relationships


Who can apply ?


Prospective participants are expected to meet the following criteria :

  • Must be a young woman or non-male between 16 and 30 of age

  • At least one-year activism experience preferred within one of our Member Organisations

  • English proficiency

  • Commitment to participate for the duration of the full course


How to Apply?


If you are interested in joining us  in İstanbul to Demasculinize politics we invite you to fill out this form: https://goo.gl/MuhQqP before the 7th of December midnight CET. Please keep in mind this call is only open to non-male participants. Members of the LBTI+ community are especially invited to apply.


FYEG will reimburse 100% of your travel costs according to the limits communicated to selected participants and will provide food and accommodation for the duration of the event as well as visa related costs.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask Paula paula@fyeg.org, in putting in cc Cansu intern@fyeg.org.