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Ms. Foundation Invites Applications for Year-Long Fellowship: Seeking Proposals in Areas of Child Sexual Abuse, Economic Justice, Reproductive Health, Sexualization of Girls

 

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NEW YORKJan. 8, 2013—The Ms. Foundation for Women announced today that it is accepting proposals for its second annual fellowship, which will fund a talented leader pursuing change in support of the Ms. Foundation’s advocacy and policy work.

“Particular urgency for cultural change exists in the areas of child sexual abuse, economic justice, reproductive health and the sexualization of girls,” said Ms. Foundation President and CEO Anika Rahman. “This fellowship opportunity is a demonstration of the Ms. Foundation’s commitment to advancing equality, not just through financial investment in trailblazing organizations, but also through the cultivation of tomorrow’s leaders.”

Proposed approaches may include, but are not limited to: research and analysis, policy reports and white papers, technological innovation, state legislative strategy and anti-discrimination initiatives. Examples of current Ms. Foundation policy initiatives include extension of states’ civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse lawsuits, research and analysis relating to barriers to public benefits that women encounter, a report on immigrant women’s access to reproductive health care or a legislative scorecard on women’s issues.

The fellow will be a full-time, paid employee of the Ms. Foundation for Women, receiving a generous benefits package. Although the Ms. Foundation prefers local applicants, we welcome proposals based in other states. The fellowship runs from September 2013 to August 2014.

Interested leaders can download the application at http://forwomen.org/content/120/en/fellowship. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 15.

To learn more about the Ms. Foundation’s 2012 fellow, E. Tammy Kim, visit http://forwomen.org/content/85/en/ms.-foundation-selects-inaugural-fellow.

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The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for every woman in the U.S. For40 years, we have worked tirelessly to secure women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. At our core, we are advocates giving a voice to women to elevate their most pressing issues. We’re continually investing funds, time, expertise and training in more than 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide to secure a better future for ourselves, our families and our communities.

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