Human Rights Advocates Program, USA

Deadline: 19/11/2010
Open to: human rights activists
Fund: full covering travel and accommodation

Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to promote the realization of human rights and strengthen their respective organizations. The 2011 HRAP will begin in the latter half of August and run until mid-December 2011.

Programme focus
HRAP focuses both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing the tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples.

To meet HRAP’s goals, Advocates are expected to participate fully in the programme including:
* Skills workshops on advocacy planning and strategies, fundraising, press and media, and building sustainable organizations;
* Columbia University courses on human rights, public health, the environment, development, and labor rights;
* Meetings and networking opportunities with NGO staff, activists, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and academics.

* Lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability can apply to participate in the program;
* Applicants should be actively working at the grassroots-level;
* Applicants should be endorsed by their organizations and they should commit themselves to return back to their organization after the end of the program;
* Preference will be given to those who did not have any previous opportunity to travel and study abroad;
* Full-time students or government officials will not be considered.

Selected participants will receive full fellowships covering travel and accommodation for the program.

Application procedure
All interested applicants should apply via the online application system.
Check the Application Instructions before applying.

The application deadline is 19th November 2010.

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2 thoughts on “Human Rights Advocates Program, USA

  1. Why Mr. Obama never talk about the crimes against the people in Bahrain?

    Why the whole world keeps silent about the daily crimes against the un armed and peaceful people in Bahrain?

    The Saudi troops has entered Bahrain, and start killing the protesters. Mr. Obama yet speaks about that and keeps silent? Please help to stop the killing machine in Bahrain. Doctors, Young Girls, Teen Ager, Old Women, Old Men, Teachers, University Professors, Students, and Sports Players are in Jail. More than 2000 people lost their job just because they participate in protesting against the government and ask for some changes. All that and Mr. Obama is silent. He may talk when the number of bodies found in the streets because of Saudi Army reaches the 100s. Already reach 25 now. Please help to stop that killing machine.

    You can investigate more by contacting Human Rights Watch, and UN. Then only you will find the truth and I’m sure you already know the truth.

    Thank you in advance for supporting the People in Bahrain.


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