2009 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) Application Available

22 10 2008

The application for the 2009 session of the annual Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University is now available.  

HRAP is designed to prepare proven human rights leaders from the Global South and marginalized communities in the U.S. to participate in national and international policy debates on globalization by building their skills, knowledge, and contacts.  The Program features a four-month residency at Columbia University in New York City with a structured curriculum of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework.

Since 2004, HRAP has concentrated its support on individuals and organizations that address issues broadly related to globalization. 

The four-month intensive capacity building program based at Columbia University in New York focuses on the following key issue areas:

*    Environmental injustice
*    Labor rights violations
*    Ramifications of resource extraction
*    Public health crises
*    Unsustainable development
*    Intolerance, xenophobia, and social exclusion related to globalization

Special attention is given to the above issues and their intersection with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, and/or other sources of marginalization.

Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience on human rights and globalization, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to complete graduate-level studies.  Advocates must originate from and reside in either the Global South or the United States.  Fluency in English is required.  Advocate s must secure institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program.  If accepted, they must also commit to participating in the program fully.

This extremely competitive Program will admit approximately six participants.  We make every effort to provide full fellowships to cover program costs as well as travel and living expenses for selected Advocates each year. 

Completed applications are due by December 19, 2008.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The 2009 HRAP will take place from the middle of August to the middle of December 2009. 

For further information or to download the application, please refer to our website at: http://hrap.hrcolumbia.org/

Enviado por: Daniela Ikawa

Extraido de: Conectasur

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