Call for Applicants: the 10th (July 2016) & 11th EGEP (January 2017)




Ewha Global Empowerment Program


Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism”


Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea


Application Submission: March 21 ~ April 10, 2016




10th EGEP


11th EGEP


July 10 to 24, 2016


January 8 to 22, 2017




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


    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 at





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 11, 2016.