Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network (CYGEN) Calls for Members

Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network (CYGEN) Calls for Members

Deadline: February 21, 2020
Are you committed to gender equality? Join the Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network! The Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network (CYGEN) is calling for new members.
The Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network (CYGEN) is a youth-led network which actively promotes and supports the meaningful inclusion of youth voices on gender equality issues in local, national, regional, Commonwealth and international agenda.
They seek to improve the position of young people, and advocate for increased meaningful youth engagement and participation in existing structures, processes and governance. As a Network, they facilitate opportunities for young people to voice their concerns on gender equality issues that not only affect them, but that impact the variety of communities in which they live. CYGEN is supported by The Royal Commonwealth Society, which serves as the secretariat of the Network.


  • To ensure youth voices (from the commonwealth, and beyond) are represented in national, regional, Commonwealth, and international agendas and forums on gender equality issues.
  • To advocate for the development and implementation of policies which promote the well being of all young people.
  • To provide a space for young people living in the Commonwealth to share information and experiences related to gender equality.
  • To conduct research by youth, on youth issues from a gender equality perspective.
  • To provide technical advice on how to integrate youth voices into the development of programmes.
  • To engage with existing networks, advocacy efforts, and campaigns to increase the visibility of youth perspectives.


  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth country
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 29 by 30th June 2020
  • Have a proven and verifiable track record of working on gender issues (academic and/or professional)
  • Have a genuine commitment to combating gender inequality
  • Identify strongly with Commonwealth values and the values of CYGEN as expressed in the Gender Agenda.

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Source: Opportunity Desk

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