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The Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights fellowship

September 16, 2015

Eligible fields  Fields related to Human right and the advancement of women

Type of fellowship  The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is proud to announce the Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights Fellowship promoting the use of human rights instruments and agreements for the advancement of women and girls. The award is named in honour of Conchita Poncini Jimenez, IFUW Representative to the United Nations from 1994-2011. From her professional career with the International Labour Office from 1964-1994, to her active volunteer work with IFUW from 1994 until her death from cancer in 2011, Conchita spent her life fighting for gender equality and women’s empowerment. She was a leader in the campaign to have women’s rights recognized as human rights and lobbied continuously against violations and practices that threaten the rights and lives of women and girls throughout the world.

Target group   Women of all nationalities

Age limit  None

Host info  Any Country

Duration  The award is for 8 to 12 months of full-time work/study or up to 24 months of part-time work/study.

Number of awards given each year  No set number

Eligible costs  Not specified

Non eligible costs  Not specified

Amounts   CHF 20,000

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