Worldwide GITOC 2024 Fellowship Program for Women: Apply Now

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We are delighted to introduce a new fellowship program aimed at empowering women leaders to bolster community resilience against environmental crime. Titled ‘Enhancing Women’s Resilience to Organized Environmental Crime’, this initiative seeks to address the crucial intersection of gender and environmental crime by amplifying the voices of women dedicated to environmental protection.

The Fellowship forms a part of the GI-TOC’s flagship Resilience Fund, which extends grants and assistance to individuals and organizations within civil society striving to counteract the repercussions of criminal governance and violence worldwide.


Five individual proposals addressing various aspects of environmental crime will be chosen and supported through the following channels:


This Fellowship seeks to directly confront the lack of financial backing for projects addressing gender-inclusive initiatives targeting environmental crime. It will provide grants of £12,000 to women leaders actively engaged in mitigating environmental crime by empowering local women.

Capacity Building:

Grantees will gain access to customized capacity-building sessions. Each grantee will be paired with a mentor from the Resilience Fund to assist them in navigating the unique challenges of their context and projects, as well as to help them seize opportunities to elevate the visibility of their work.

Networking and Collaboration:

In October 2024, the Resilience Fund will extend invitations to grantees to participate in global policy-making forums and attend the 12th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime in Vienna, Austria. The Fund will facilitate dialogues and meetings with grantees to explore avenues for collaborative efforts in prioritizing gender issues and devising innovative strategies to safeguard their environments. Additionally, recipients will receive an invitation to participate in the Resilience Fund Community Platform, granting them access to funding opportunities, global discussions, and multilateral involvement beyond the duration of the grant.


Candidates should possess experience in one of these areas: journalism and media; activism, advocacy, and community mobilization; creative arts; community leadership; academia; or community-based human rights.

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

Candidates will be evaluated for interview selection based on the following four criteria:

  • Relevance to the context
  • Identification of the problem
  • Feasibility of the solution
  • Ability to foster community resilience

Method of Application:

Interested individuals must complete an application via the online form provided at the end of this section. The form includes inquiries for candidates to demonstrate their background and experience in addressing various contexts of environmental crime. Please ensure that your responses are clear, concise, and adhere to the specified word limit. Attachments cannot be included with your application. Please ensure that all relevant information is provided within the online form, as it cannot be edited after submission. Applications submitted via email will be disregarded. All entries must be submitted using the online form provided. For assistance with technical issues regarding application submission or for any inquiries, please contact:

For Further Details,

Deadline: June 14, 2024.

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