Human rights program available for journalists [Worldwide]

Posted on Nov 11, 2019 in Specialized Topics

Journalists and others from low-income countries can apply for this program at Columbia University in New York.

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) is accepting applications for the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP). It will begin in late August and run until mid-December 2020.

The program leverages the resources of Columbia University and international organizations such as Human Rights Watch and WITNESS to provide proven grassroots leaders with skill-building and networking opportunities.

Through workshops, seminars, Columbia University classes and meetings with policymakers and potential funders, participants will share their experiences, reflect critically on their strategies, and plan future campaigns.

HRAP is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers and other human rights activists. Advocates must provide proof of institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the program and must commit to returning to that organization.

Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except those representing marginalized communities.

ISHR aims to provide full funding to cover participants’ program costs as well as travel and housing. A stipend is also provided for basic costs.

The deadline is Dec. 16.