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Call for Applicants( 2012 Summer CFA )

Ewha Global Empowerment Program (2012 Summer)
“Asian Feminisms and Transnational Activism ”
July 5 – 18, 2012
Asian Center for Women’s Studies, Ewha Womans University
Seoul, South Korea
The Asian Center for Women’s Studies at Ewha Womans University is calling for applicants for the Ewha Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) 2012 summer. EGEP is a two-week program that will take place twice a year (January and July). It aims to empower women working in non-governmental public sectors and to nourish the next generation of women leaders in Asia and Africa. EGEP 2012 summer (July 5-18, 2012) is designed for women activists in non-governmental public sectors in Asia, with the theme of “Asian Feminisms and Transnational Activism.”
Program Goals
On completing this program, participants of this program will have:
  • improved their theoretical knowledge and practical capacities from a gender perspective;
  • broadened their understanding of women’s lives, women’s issues, and women’s rights in Asian context; and
  • strengthened their leadership capacities to build women’s solidarity and cooperation in local, national, and transnational contexts.
With minimum three years of experience, women activists working in international and national non-governmental public sectors in Asia; NGOs, NPOs, civil society organizations, including individuals working independently are encouraged to apply for this program.
Number of Participants : 22~25
Program Contents
While a more specific EGEP curriculum will be provided separately, the following is the major activity that participants may expect from the program:
  • EGEP open forum
  • EGEP workshop
  • Lectures
  • Action Plans
  • Study tours to Korean NGOs
  • Cultural and social events
Language : English is the official language of the EGEP.
Application Requirements
- Application Form (download)
- Statement of Purpose (download)
- Letter of Recommendation (download)
- Essay (download)
- Curriculum Vitae (download)
- A Scanned Copy of Passport
Application requirements should submitted via online (
Submission Date: April 2 ~ 15, 2012 (Korean local time). Late applications will not be considered.
All forms are downloadable at the Asian Center for Women’s Studies (
Selection Criteria
The selection committee will evaluate the applicants based on the following criteria:
- field experience 25%
- expertise in women’s issues 25%
- potential as next generation of women leaders 25%
- contribution to the community 25%
Successful candidates will be informed individually via e-mail on May 14, 2012.
Ewha Womans University provides the funding to cover fees for the tuition, dormitory including a two-week allowance for all the participants. Funds for airfare will be awarded only to the participants from ODA beneficiary countries.
Contact Us
For more information, please contact us via email at
Faculty Member
- CHANG Pilwha (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
- Saskia WIERINGA (University of Amsterdam, Netherland)
- Mala KHULAAR (Asian Center for Women's Studies, Korea)
- CHUNG Hyun Kyung (Union Theological Seminary, USA)
- KIM Eun-Shil (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
- KANG Sun Mi (Harang Gender Governance Research)
- LEE Myoung Sun (Special Professor of ACWS)
EGEP 2012 Summer Program Schedule