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Intersex Fellowship Program

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Application Deadline: 10th October 2022

Application Procedure

Growing the intersex rights movement in the Asian region is a strategic goal of Intersex Asia. In alignment with this goal, Intersex Asia is starting the fellowship program which aims at incubating new and young intersex activists and promoting leadership in the Asian intersex human rights movement. Intersex Asia firmly believes that intersex people must be considered as an important stakeholders while laws and policies are made by governments. At the moment, intersex people are invisiblized in the public discourse and hence, they are not given their due space. Further, intersex people in the region themselves are not aware of their rights which disempowers them. The primary aim of the fellowship program is capacity-building of intersex people to enable them to participate, contribute and lead the national, regional, and global efforts to advocate for the rights of intersex people. It also aims to increase the visibility of intersex issues and build local intersex communities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Identify as an intersex/intersexual in Asia
  • Are 18 years or above in age
  • Have completed school-level education
  • Possess a working knowledge of English for communication
  • Have stable internet access for online activities, meetings, and training.
  • Able to use office software, and social media such as e-mail, Whatsapp, Youtube, Google Docs, online meetings, and Facebook.
  • Capable of committing 20 hours of monthly time so as to fulfill your responsibilities as an IA Fellow and also participate in the training programs.

Benefits

  • Leadership Development: All selected fellows will get to play a key role in increasing the awareness of intersex rights and act as stakeholders in the regional and national advocacy efforts toward securing the rights of intersex persons. 
  • Learning: Fellows will get mentorship from leading Intersex activists through workshops and training programs that will be crucial in enhancing their skills in scripting their own narratives and building a stronger network to support the various causes in the intersex human rights movement. The learning module will focus on exploring personal leadership and deep-diving into aspects of social leadership, both in terms of concepts and theory and in terms of tools and frameworks. An indicative outline of modules that will be included are:
    • Intersex Rights
    • Human rights framework
    • SOGIESC Issues
    • Global and Asian Intersex movement
    • Intersex activists experience sharing
    • Proposal writing
  • Specialized Training on domestic and UN Mechanism on human rights: Fellows will also get specialized training on utilizing human rights mechanisms in their country and the United Nations system.
  • Financial Support: Each fellow will receive a stipend of 200USD per month from Intersex Asia. The provision for the stipend is conditional and it is provided only after the fellow completes all the responsibilities and assigned tasks.

Application Procedure

  1. Latest CV (maximum 2 pages) 
  2. Cover letter describing their experience as an intersex person and their motivation behind associating with Intersex Asia as a Fellow.  
  3. Reference Letter from a civil society organization or a civil rights activist affirming the motivation and competence of the applicant.

Official Website: Intersex Fellowship Program

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