UN Foundation offers fellowship focused on sexual, reproductive health

THE United Nations (UN) Foundation’s Universal Access Project is inviting applications for its press fellowship.

The programme is focused on sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice to Women Deliver 2023, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.

The conference is slated for July 17–20, 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The organiser says, “The Women Deliver 2023 Conference comes at a critical time when sexual and reproductive health and rights are under threat in the US and abroad. The location in Rwanda, which has made strides in expanding reproductive health access, offers an opportunity to explore country-level progress and challenges in making sexual and reproductive health and rights a reality for all.”

Selected journalists will have the opportunity to explore the myriad issues that feed into sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. Journalists will also attend a local site visit the day before the conference (to be confirmed) as well as exclusive briefings with experts, including those from UN agencies and global policymakers, global and local NGO leaders, and world-renowned researchers.

This fellowship is intended for journalists who work for US media outlets and who are interested in global sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, international development, US foreign policy, and the United Nations.

The fellowship will cover travel, food and lodging costs for the duration of the conference and any site visits beforehand, to be determined. COVID-19 vaccination and compliance with all current US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Rwanda Ministry of Public Health, and Women Deliver 2023 safety guidelines are required for participation.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 27, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.

Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via [email protected] or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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