Applications For The Gender Lab Fellowship Now Open

    Applications For The Gender Lab Fellowship Now Open
    • Fellowship
    • Mumbai

    Website The Gender Lab


    With the dream for young women to be independent and live a life based on their own choices,

    The Gender Lab Fellowship is a space for building their leadership skills, self-awareness, and sisterhood through a multi layered ‘service learning’ model.

    In a 10 month journey our fellows work with 13-14 year old school-going girls across schools in Mumbai on the prevailing social issues in their communities. Through this journey they enable their girls to  be  more confident, socially aware, better communicators and foster sisterhood.

    Together they question the gender narratives around them, push boundaries, and emerge as powerful change-makers.

    If you are:
    1. Anyone identifying as a woman from across social identities. (We believe change cannot happen without diversity, equity and inclusion. With an intention to enable that, we strongly encourage those who identify as women across the social spectrum of gender, sexuality, religion, caste, class, and region to apply.)
    2. Between the age of 20 and 25 years ·
    3. Fluent in Hindi and any one of English/ Marathi/ Gujarati ·
    4. Ready to commit to a full-time program between June 2022 and March 2023(9-10 months)
    5. Comfortable with extensive field work and travel within Mumbai ·
    6. Passionate about understanding and working on gender issues and women’s empowerment. Have curiosity on building a gender-equal world. ·
    7. Eager to facilitate workshops for 13-14 year old girls in schools and are willing to invest in their personal growth.
    8. Willing to commit to a rigorous self-journey, learn new skills, unlearn old habits. Ready to step out of your comfort zone and own your journey towards being independent.

    Objectives of The Gender Lab Fellowship:

    • Amplify the voice, agency & leadership of young women in India by taking them through a self-transformative journey
    • Build an intersectional and inclusive learning experience for women that will focus on building self-awareness, leadership skills, and sisterhood
    • Enable women to become socially aware, understand the impact of gender bias in their life and therefore breaking their own stereotypes
    • Equip women with a safe space to explore their dreams and work towards becoming independent

    This fellowship will include:

    • A community track where fellows initiate action/research projects on issues of gender-based violence on marginalized communities and conduct events centered around feminsit themes.
    • Each fellow training 250-300 school girls for a community service based leadership program.
    • A learning track where a fellow takes a deep dive into their own gender stereotypes and blocks to their self-empowerment.
    • Sessions for fellows’ development through different types of interventions like art, storytelling, role model meet-ups, movement, reflection activities, mental-well being practices, group conversations, reading, etc.

    Indicative timeline of the fellowship: 1st July 2022 to 1st April 2023

    Fellowship Remuneration: Rs. 20,000 per month for 9 months, Rs.5000 additional for outstation fellows for accommodation

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