All “CWFL” Updates
IGE’s Center for Women, Faith & Leadership (CWFL) launched its 5th Hybrid Fellowship and 2nd Distance Learning Fellowship. The Hybrid and Distance Learning Fellowships are one-year programs for women of faith seeking to advance their leadership through skill building, as they advocate for the vulnerable and marginalized. This brings the direct impact of CWFL’s Fellowship program to 86 women of faith across 32 countries worldwide.
On December 15th, 2020, IGE’s CWFL marked the graduation of its first-ever Distance Learning Fellowship Cohort. The Distance Learning Fellowship has expanded the global reach of CWFL’s successful flagship fellowship program to participants in countries that would otherwise encounter barriers in traveling to the United States.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 Fellowship Cohorts. Applications are due by February 15, 2021. Fellowship programs run for a full calendar year with the purpose to give women of faith the opportunity to increase their capacity and leadership skills, in order to more fully address religious freedom, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding in their own contexts.
IGE will convene a side event entitled, “Women-of-Faith’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Amidst this pandemic, the 2020 CWFL Fellows have faced unprecedented challenges both as leaders who advocate for the vulnerable and marginalized, and in their professional lives. Nevertheless, our Fellows have applied the skills acquired through this Fellowship like never before.