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Opportunities for HRDs

Fellowships, Training Opportunities, Scholarships, Jobs, Etc.

Front Line Defenders provides this listing of upcoming opportunities for HRDs as a service.  These programs and opportunities are not run by Front Line Defenders - they are listed as a public service of information.

SCHOLARSHIP - Open Society Scholarship Programs announces the Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) for master’s level studies beginning fall 2017. The awards provide fully-funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Gender and Technology Institute in Asia -  The Gender and Technology Institute (GTI) was created to empower women activists and rights defenders in combating tech-based violence. The GTI aims to build participants' skills and knowledge in using digital technologies, to enable them to be informed users of technology and to build movement-based discussions around security and privacy from a gendered perspective. Apply for the Gender and Technology Institute.

FELLOWSHIP - The Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section (IPMS) of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking an indigenous person to fill the position of “Senior Fellow” for a duration of four months (1 May – 31 August 2017). The Senior Indigenous Fellowship aims at giving the selected indigenous person a better understanding of the international human rights system and mechanisms, especially those dealing with indigenous issues. Through this experience, the Senior Fellow will gain practical knowledge and working level experience by directly contributing to the programmes and activities of the IPMS. Such exposure will also allow him/her to develop an extensive contact network with OHCHR staff in general, as well as other UN departments or agencies and human rights NGOs in Geneva. Apply by 28 February 2017.