Deadline: January 10th 2024 | ISHR Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Programme 2024 (Scholarships)
The Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme (HRDAP) is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2024 edition, which will once again be held both remotely and in Geneva, following the successful launch of a hybrid programme in 2023
The following are crucial dates to consider prior to applying:
- Required online course: 8 April – 3 June 2024 (half-time)
- Course in person in Geneva, June 5–15, 2024 (full time)
- The course gives human rights defenders the know-how to strategically incorporate the UN human rights system into their ongoing work at the national level. It also gives participants the chance to get ready for and take part in advocacy activities at the UN with the goal of bringing about change at home.
Defenders will finish a ten-week online and offline hybrid learning curriculum that consists of the following:
- Access to the HRDAP Platform, where participants can finish online courses covering advocacy tactics, each major UN human rights mechanism, and interactive learning resources and case studies on the ISHR Academy
- Participate in live Q&A sessions with specialists in human rights.
- Get ongoing coaching and support for your advocacy efforts to help you create specific goals and strategically utilise the international human rights system.
- Create global networks and get knowledge from colleagues working on various human rights challenges in different regions.
- Utilise their expertise in case study scenarios and expand their advocacy toolkit in accordance with their unique requirements.
- Get assistance and advocacy support to carry out actions at the 56th and 57th sessions of the Human Rights Council, as well as other pertinent opportunities.
- While in Geneva, participants will have the exceptional chance to put their knowledge and abilities into practise, network with peers and professionals, and share experiences.
- By delving into the inner workings of each major UN human rights mechanism and gaining firsthand knowledge from advocates and UN staff about how civil society can strategically engage in the international human rights space, the blended format of the course allows defenders to continue their vital work on the ground.
- Partial scholarships may only cover the 2000 CHF tuition charge; full scholarships cover the entire 5000 CHF cost. Scholarships shall be awarded at the sole discretion of ISHR.
- Lastly, in order to guarantee consistent and dependable internet connection and connectivity for the whole distance learning course, participants might need to obtain funding.
How to Apply
- First, in order to learn more about the procedures, prerequisites, and funding, download and carefully read the HRDAP 2024 Programme Description.
- If you fit the requirements, please take a moment to apply using this online form by Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at midnight Geneva time.
For more information, visit the ISHR Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Program’s official website.