The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship and The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut are cooperating on a new regional storytelling project aimed at promoting positive role models for women and girls in order to support young women’s career choices in the Arab region.
The organisers are looking for potential female candidates, or role models, from the MENA region to collect their life stories. In particular, they are seeking profiles of women who can inspire others and women who are working beyond assigned gender roles and stereotypes. For instance, it could be a woman flourishing in the STEM field, a taxi driver, an entrepreneur, an artist, etc.
If you are interested in telling your story, please send a short biography to email@example.com. Your biography may include a brief narrative about your career journey, accomplishments, and challenges. Please limit it to two pages. If you have particular women in mind, please feel free to suggest names or inform them of this opportunity.
The deadline for submission is Monday, September 13, 2021.
Selected participants will be informed of the results within a week.
For any other information or inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to your participation.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.