Deadline: April 17, 2020

Nobel Women’s Initiative, in partnership with Coady International Institute

Do you work with an incredible young woman 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 2020 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program.

We are currently seeking six young women activists to join us in Ottawa, Canada for a 6-week communications and advocacy training from mid-October to end of November 2020. Five of the spots will be filled by feminist leaders from the Global South (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.

We invite you to nominate a young woman activist to participate in the program. Your nomination consists of three important components:

  1. Download and review the Nomination Packagefor eligibility criteria and additional information
  2. Your organization must complete the Nominating Organization Form, including a letter of recommendation (Click here to access)
  3. The nominated activist must complete the Individual Applicant Form, including attachments (Click here to access)

** PLEASE NOTE: The forms, including attachments, must be submitted by end of day Friday, April 17, 2020.

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.

Please share this opportunity with your networks.

About the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program

Over the past eight 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 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.

Questions? contact Fernanda de Castro at

We look forward to hearing from you!