[Announcement] ISHR 2017 training for human rights defenders: now open for applicants!

ISHR 2017 training for human rights defenders: now open for applicants!

ISHRISHR is calling for applications for its flagship Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Program in 2017 – the extensive training programme for human rights defenders, so if you are a human rights defender keen to increase your interaction with the UN system, apply now!

The training will take place in Geneva between 29 May and 9 June 2017 and provides defenders with opportunities to put their advocacy skills directly into action at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

ISHR’s Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme (HRDAP) equips defenders with the knowledge and skills to make strategic use of the international human rights system. It also provides an opportunity for participants to directly engage in lobbying and advocacy activities at the UN level to effect change on the ground back home.

As well as receiving training modules on all the UN human rights mechanisms from a range of experts, participants will also have the opportunity to build networks in Geneva and around the world, carry out lobbying of UN member States and UN staff, and learn from peers from a range of regions working on a range of human rights issues.

At the end of last year’s training, 99% of participants were either “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the overall programme, whilst 62% of participants felt they had fully achieved their objectives and another 31% felt they had at least partially achieved them. ISHR will look to build upon this success this year.

Read full announcement @www.ishr.ch

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