Wanted: women in Abuja who want to learn new textile design techniques

The British Council is holding a two-day textile workshop in Abuja and is inviting applications from women who are interested in learning and exploring new textile design techniques. The workshop on the 16th and 17th of September 2015 will teach skills in Batik, Tie and Dye and Adire Elekor.
The project will take place in Abuja and Lagos and will include an artist’s residency with open workshops in print and design, talks and public exhibitions.

It will culminate in the fabrication of a large-scale public building wrap from the content developed during the residency programme.

The workshop will be facilitated by Chief Mrs Nike Okundaye, Managing Director of the Nike Centre for Art and Culture. She is a Nigerian Batik and textile designer who was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying of her home town of Ogidi, Kogi State. Over the past twenty years she has given workshops on traditional Nigerian textiles to audiences throughout the world.
Criteria for Application

How to Apply

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Applications are now open for the WIMBIZ 2015 Impact Investment Competition. It is open to female owned and female managed start-up business in the technology industry.
The 2015 competition will equip 3 female owned start-up businesses in the technology industry with the necessary support to ensure their success and sustainability.



DEADLINE: August 31, 2015

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Fellowship for Women to study for Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral program in USA 2015/2016 academic year. Applications for AAUW International Fellowships are open August 1–December 1.

Accepted Subject Areas? Courses offered at accredited American Universities.

About Scholarship

AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2012 and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.

Number of Scholarship: Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year.


Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowship: $18,000
Doctoral Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

Application Deadline: Starts August 1 and Ends December 1 2015

How to Apply: Visit the Scholarship Webpage

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local, national and regional organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent.   The vision of AWDF is for women to live in a world where there is social justice, equality and respect for women’s human rights. To this end, our mission is to mobilize and disburse financial, human and material resources to support positive transformation in Africa.  We believe that If women are empowered with skills, information, sustainable livelihoods, opportunities to fulfil their potential, plus the capacity and space to make transformatory choices, then we will have vibrant, healthy and inclusive communities.

The AWDF is inviting applicants working on specified areas to put in applications for support.  The current call is opened from 10th August to 11th September 2015.    Applicants are to send in proposals with innovative but effective strategies to address issues relating to the specified focus areas under the various listed themes:  The areas of focus are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria, geographical scope and other information are available here - Application guidelines- Main grants


Framework for Measuring Outcomes

The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. FRIDA was created to bring new resources and new opportunities to young women and trans* youth globally. We believe that supporting young feminists is key to the expansion, rejuvenation and sustainability of women’s movements and organizations, both now and in the future. To date, FRIDA has completed three grant cycles since 2012, and cumulatively supported 57 different groups of young feminists in 47 different countries around the world and awarding a total of 437,000 USD in direct grants.


Who can apply?

After voting the results are tallied and grantees are selected.

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