Call for Applicants: the 8th (July 2015) & 9th EGEP (January 2016)






Ewha Global Empowerment Program



Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism”



Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea



Application Submission: March 23 ~ April 12, 2015





8th EGEP


9th EGEP


July 12 to 26, 2015


January 5 to 19, 2016






EGEP is a two-week residential educational program that takes place twice a year (summer and winter) offered by Ewha Womans University. According the MOU between Ewha Womans University and UN Women, this program aims to promote education for women and gender equality in Asia and Africa by empowering women working in non-governmental public sectors and by nourishing the next generation of women leaders.






Program Goals     On completing this program, participants 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 and African contexts; and



    strengthened their feminist leadership capacities to build women’s solidarity and cooperation in local, national, and transnational contexts.






Programs     While a more specific EGEP curriculum will be provided separately, the following are the major activities that participants may expect from the program:



    Lecture Seminars               



    Open Forum for the 8th EGEP / Workshop for the 9th EGEP



    Action Plans



    Social Hours



    Group Talk



    Study Tours to Korean NGOs









Eligibility     With minimum three years of experience, women activists working in international and national non-governmental public sectors in Asia and Africa, such as NGOs, NPOs, civil society organizations, including individuals working independently are encouraged to apply for this program.






Number of Participants: 20~25 for every term of EGEP






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%






Application Requirements



    Application Form



    Curriculum Vitae



    Statement of Purpose






    Letter of Recommendation






Selection Requirements: These requirements are only for those who have been notified as selected EGEP participants.






    5-page paper






Language     English is the official language of the EGEP.






Funding     Ewha Womans University provides the funding to cover fees for the tuition, dormitory, and 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 visit the website of the organizing institution, Asian Center for Women’s Studies, at or contact us via email





Important Notes:


1.      From 2015 onward, EGEP participants for two terms in one fiscal year will be selected in May. When necessary, the organizing institution may additionally recruit participants at any time of the year. Selected EGEP participants who fail to attend the EGEP at the term indicated will not be automatically considered to participate in the following term.


2.     Application requirements should be submitted online (


3.      All forms are downloadable at


4.     Successful candidates will be informed individually via e-mail by May 15, 2015.