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Voice of Women Initiative (VOW)


screen-shot-2014-10-23-at-3-58-47-pmBuilding Bridges is a project about realizing a world where young people and women have equal access and opportunities to shape the future they want. We aim to bridge the gap between young people on the ground and decision makers at the United Nations in New York. We do this by cycling through 2o countries on two continents, from the lowlands of the Netherlands to the vast desserts of the Sahara, from rural communities to crowded metropolises. We connect young people on the ground, share moments and worldviews and inspire one another to become agents of change. For more information about the project please read carefully here

Building Bridges Project with achieve its mission with the vibrant collaboration of the Voice of Women Initiative as a leading network using the power of digital media to connect women worldwide and bring them a global voice and The African Youth Movement as a pan-Africanist action-oriented, social movement that strives for the development, active participation and leadership of African youth in the fight for social justice.

We are looking for you when you:

Applicants should be national and residents of the following countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, Botswana or South Africa.

The choice of the countries has been made according to the road map below:

From Amsterdam to Cape Town, from the vast desserts of the Sahara to the central highlands of Namibia, from rural communities to crowded metropolises, this adventurous journey’s goal is not to steer. The goal is to connect with young people on the ground, to share stories and to inspire one another to make a change for the world we want. We do this with a special focus on the post-2015 agenda, how do young people and women on the ground envision the world in 2030? And how do they see the role of Gender Equality in their society?

We do this by undertaking an adventurous journey; a journey that leads us on a bicycle through two continents and twenty-one countries. During this ride we will speak to the future leaders from Africa and Europe.

Our Building Bridges team will cycle from Amsterdam to Cape Town to picture the post-2015 agenda from a different perspective, a perspective that focuses on the priorities of young people on the grassroots level and the position of women in the societies that they pass through.


A crucial element of the project is the appointment of Youth Ambassadors in each of the participating countries.

The youth ambassadors will receive ownership over the project in their countries that provide them with the opportunity to champion their vision for a better world. They will lead their peers and the wider community in pursuing the mission of the Building bridges projects.


  • Are between 18 – 30 years
  • Believe in a world where young people can shape their own future
  • Be determined, creative and open-minded
  • Have a huge passion for youth-led development
  • Have good organizational skills and can work independently
  • Are willing to put at least 6-8 hours a week for the Building Bridges project

Responsibilities and tasks of a Youth Ambassador:

  • Being both an advocate & activist for the mission of Building Bridges
  • Organizing events related to the Building Bridges project
  • Writing blogs and creating content on Social Media
  • Lead right where you are
  • Connect, share, inspire

Gains from being a Youth Ambassadors:

  • Get your profile and picture on the Building Bridges website
  • Become part of a worldwide network of young people from all layers of society
  • Develop real-world experience with being both an advocate and activist.
  • Discover where your talents, passions, and the needs of the world intersect.
  • Join a group of friends challenging one another to make something awesome happen.

All ambassadors will receive a Certificate of Participation and a Recommendation Letter.

All interested candidates who meet the requirements should send their CV and Cover Letter to vowinitiative@gmail.com 

Please when sending your information, the topic should be “Youth Ambassadors for Building Bridges Project- your country”.

 Deadline to receive your applications is November 20th, 2014