Apply Now: Worldwide 2024 GI-TOC Fellowship Programme for Women

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship aimed at empowering women leaders to enhance community resilience to environmental crime. The initiative, titled ‘Strengthening women’s resilience to organized environmental crime’, seeks to address the critical intersection of gender and environmental crime by championing the voices of women working to protect the environment.

The Fellowship is part of the GI-TOC’s flagship Resilience Fund, which provides grants and support to civil society individuals and organizations working to counter the impacts of criminal governance and violence across the world.


Five individual proposals that address different contexts of environmental crime will be selected and supported through the following mechanisms:

Grants: This Fellowship aims to directly address the lack of financial support for initiatives targeting gender-inclusive projects that address environmental crime by providing grants of £12 000 to women leaders actively working to reduce environmental crime by empowering local women.

Capacity building: The grantees will have access to tailored capacity-building sessions. The Resilience Fund will provide each grantee with a mentor to support them in navigating the challenges unique to their context and projects and to help them with opportunities to raise the profile of their work.

Networking and collaboration: In October 2024, the Resilience Fund will invite grantees to Vienna, Austria, to participate in global policy-making forums and attend the 12th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The Fund will facilitate dialogues and meetings with grantees to identify ways to work together to prioritize gender issues and develop innovative strategies to protect their environments. They will also be invited to join the Resilience Fund Community Platform, which will give them access to funding opportunities, global dialogues and multilateral engagement after the grant ends.


Applicants should have a background in one of the following fields: journalism and media; activism, advocacy and community mobilization; creative arts; community leadership; academia; or community-based human rights.

The Resilience Fund invites applications from women of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, religions or other defining characteristics who are actively working in communities affected by environmental crime. Applicants must have full or professional working proficiency in English.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interviews on the basis of the following four criteria.

  • Contextual relevance
  • Problem identification
  • Solution feasibility
  • Capacity to build community resilience

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

Interested parties must submit an application through the online form available at the end of this section. This form includes questions for applicants to showcase their background and experience in addressing different contexts of environmental crime.

Please make sure that your responses are clear, succinct and do not exceed the maximum of words stablished.

You will not be able to attach any documents to your application. Please make sure that you have included all relevant information in the online form. It will not be possible to edit it once it has been submitted.

Applications will not be received by email. They must all be submitted via the online form.

If you have technical issues uploading your application or if you have any questions, please contact: fellowship@globalinitiative.net

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: June 14, 2024.

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