Thomson Reuters Foundation Trafficking in Women and Children Reporting Lab for African Journalists 2018

- February 27, 2018
Thomson Reuters Foundation Trafficking in Women and Children Reporting Lab for African Journalists 2018
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in collaboration with the Global Leadership Academy and the GIZ Sector Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights, is organizing the lab “Unveil the hidden presence: trafficking in women and children.” 

Application Deadline: 14th March, 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Kenya

About the Award: How can we use our spheres of influence and new action-oriented partnerships more effectively to center stage the issue of trafficking in women and children?

The Lab will bring together about 30 high-ranking participants from governments, media, business, academia, and civil society. Together we will work on approaches to increase awareness on and prevent trafficking in women and children with the specific focus on the African context.

Outcomes of the Lab are expected at different levels: individual, organizational (for the institution or companies represented) and at the systemic level by contributing to international discussions and commitments as well as fostering social change in the domestic contexts of the participants.

Type: Training/Short Courses

Eligibility: The Foundation seeks to ensure a balanced and diverse group taking into account the following criteria to ensure the most fruitful outcome of the Lab:
  • Demographic background: geography, gender, age
  • Public sector, media, civil society organizations, academia and private sector
  • Experts and change agents in the field of trafficking in persons (TIP)
  • Different viewpoints and experiences on the topic of TIP

We look for participants who:
  • Have a strong personal motivation to combat TIP or strong professional experience in combating TIP
  • Are strongly motivated to transform existing paradigms, who aspire to achieve better results and feel a pressure to action change
  • Are open to different and new ways of thinking
  • Are interested in developing personally to facilitate sensitive and conflictual situations
  • Can make change happen, have organizational leverage or convening power
  • Are fluent in English

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: All costs for the coaching, the meetings including facilitation and meals during the meetings are covered. Participants are expected to be responsible for their travel costs. A limited number of scholarships are available for flight and/or accommodation for the face-to-face meetings.

Duration of Program: The Lab process will take place between April and December 2018. It is essential that participants ensure their availability at the two face-to face modules:
  • Module 1: Nairobi, Kenya: 25th to 28th June, 2018
  • Module 2: London, United Kingdom: 10th to 13th November, 2018
In addition they will be expected to engage in some ongoing activities between the meetings to develop and implement transformative actions.

The second Lab meeting is followed by the Trust conference (, which is the world’s leading global conference to end modern slavery and put the rule of law behind human rights. It may be used as a leverage for joint activities.

How to Apply: Send your CV and a short motivation letter (1 page) outlining:
a.    Why are you interested in the Lab?
b.    How does your profile fit the Lab’s aims?
c.    Which challenges do you face to bring change to your sector?
to Deadline: 14 March, 2018


Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Global Leadership Academy, GIZ Sector Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

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