The One Woman Project Youth Ambassador program is an opportunity for high school students interested in gender equality to expand on their understanding of feminism, to hear from phenomenal guest speakers, and to develop a range of skills to be effective advocates!
Our One Woman Project Ambassadors are passionate advocates and educated voices in their communities!
Ambassadors are required to dedicate three hours per month to a seminar (which can be available online for those outside of Brisbane). These seminars consist of topics of global gender equality and practical skills building in public speaking, event planning, managing finances, health and wellbeing, and much more! The seminar topics in 2019 are as follows:
FEMINIST LEADERS of colour
SUNDAY 3 MARCH, 1 PM - 4 PM
To start off the program, we will explore some important and amazing feminist leaders of colour from around the world, and understand the importance of recognising these leaders. We will also introduce the ideas of intersectional feminism and “White Feminism”.
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
SUNDAY 5 MAY, 1 PM - 4 PM
This week’s topic will focus on LGBTIQA+ population, how LGBTIQA+ framing will impact on non-heterosexual populations. By which, we will explore this topic from different perspectives, such as neoliberalist perspective, and queer intersectional perspective. It might sound a little bit overwhelming from those big words, but we will make it fun and meaningful!
GENDER AND indigeneity
SUNDAY 7 JULY, 1 PM - 4 PM
In this week, we will talk about feminism from an Indigenous perspective. We will have a speaker from Indigenous background to share her view and experiences from a feminist lens.
SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER, 1 PM - 4 PM
This week’s topic is on Ecofeminism! What’s that you ask? Ecofeminism simply put is the relation between ecological harm and repression of women and other gender minorities, as a result of politics, the patriarchy and other factors. In a sense, we’re all ecofeminists, so can’t wait to discuss it with you!
SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 1 PM - 4 PM
A wrap up of the Ambassador Program.
GENDER AND POLITICS
SUNDAY 31 MARCH, 1 PM - 4 PM
This week’s topic is on politics. We will explore how socially embedded systems such as the patriarchy, neoliberalism/capitalism causes power structures structural barriers for people of all ages and genders. Politics is a key influencer in feminist discourses, so we have lots to share!
GENDER AND REFUGEES
SUNDAY 2 JUNE, 1 PM - 4 PM
This week we will explore why forced migration and seeking asylum should be viewed through a feminist perspective. We will also explore refugee convention grounds, migration laws and policies, and the various factors that lead to forced migration.
GENDER AND DISABILITY
SUNDAY 4 AUGUST, 1 PM - 4 PM
This week we will look into the various types of disabilities (physical, emotional, and mental), and explore the connection between disability and feminism. We will discuss safe spaces, accessibility, language, body positivity, and sexuality relating to disability.
international day of the girl child
OCTOBER, DATE TO BE DETERMINED BY AMBASSADORS
A major part of the OWP Ambassador Program in 2019 is that the Ambassadors will spend time during their first seven sessions developing an event for International Day of the Girl Child in October! How exciting!
81 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove Urban Village
Brisbane QLD 4059
Applications for the 2019 program have now closed.
Seize your passion for world issues, find your voice and make a difference as an Ambassador of the One Woman Project.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the 2020 program!