Women for Women ILC’s mentoring and solidarity network Call for expression of interest

26 Apr 2019
You are: a woman/feminist/women’s rights activist/community leader working for/with an ILC member.

You want to: share your challenges and experiences with other women in ILC, get advice from more experienced women in the coalition, find solutions to promote gender justice in ILC.

You believe in: gender justice as a core value of ILC, women’s agency as crucial to achieve change, women’s solidarity as a tool to overcome challenges and reach personal and professional achievements.

You are welcome to join “Women for Women”: a mentoring and solidarity network to promote gender justice and women’s leadership!

Women for women is all-women network which aims at facilitating interaction among women within ILC who are looking for advice, solidarity and support on a diverse range of topics.

Why mentoring?

 Mentors can develop leadership skills and gain a personal sense of satisfaction from knowing that     they’ve helped someone. Mentees can expand their knowledge and skills, gain valuable advice from a     more experienced person, and build their professional networks as well as their self-confidence.

Mentoring strengthens listening and interpersonal relationship skills, and encourages knowledge   sharing. For ILC, mentoring also aims at promoting a sense of solidarity and collaboration across our   network.

Women for Women is part of our efforts to make ILC gender just and has the following objectives:

  • achieving gender balance in governing ILC bodies
  • promoting women’s leadership
  • support women to play more significant roles in ILC member organisations and their platforms
  • reinforcing connection among women  within ILC members

We are currently looking for mentors and mentees in all regions. An in-depth description of the functioning of the network and how to achieve its objectives is here. Some guidelines for participants are here.

If you are interested in participating in the network please click here, to fill the form and send it by 24 May 2019to: info@landcoalition.org – indicating clearly in the subject line “Women for Women – ILC’s mentoring and solidarity network”

Would you be interested in carrying out a Gender Audit in your organisation?

We are working on a flexible and easy to use gender audit methodology is under preparation that can be replicated and adapted by any ILC member. We plan to run a few “guided” pilots before the end of 2019 – your feedback is crucial to ensure that this methodology responds to ILC members’ needs. Please help us by clicking here to respond to a few questions.

For more on ILC and Gender Justice, please have a look at ILC Gender Justice webpage:https://www.landcoalition.org/en/gender-justice-0