OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship – 2016 Training Programme

Call for applications: OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship – 2016 Training Programme (English language)

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The aim of the programme is to give representatives of indigenous peoples the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.
Please note that the deadline to receive applications for the 2016 English language component of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme is: 25 May 2015.
You can find the 2016 application form as well as explanations on how to apply on our web page in these 2 links:


Announcement for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2015 and Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Special Award 2015.

Nominations will be collected from December 29, 2014 to February 27, 2015

Nazra for Feminist Studies

Women Human Rights Defenders Concept Papers Research Paper

Executive Summary– The Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) program is issuing a series of concept papers that aim to introduce the notion of WHRDs: who they are, what they do, and why they should be considered as a distinct group of human rights defenders. The categories of WHRDs analyzed in the concept papers include: vocational women (doctors, nurses, and teachers); students; political candidates; civil society activists; protesters; and workers (industrial and agrarian sectors). The focus on WHRDs dos not aim at setting WHRDs as a separate category, but to highlight the risks and challenges they face because of their gender so as to develop responsive strategies.  Click here to read more


Recruitment: SUDO (UK) Coordinator

The Sudan Social Development Organization (UK) is looking to employ a coordinator to help with the activities and the development of the organization. SUDO (UK) is a registered charity based in the UK which was set up in order to provide a mechanism to support the work of the Sudan Social Development Organisation (SUDO) in Sudan and/or the work of others striving for human rights and social development in the country. The successful candidate will have practical experience in an administrative role. He/ she will be good at multi-tasking, highly organised and committed to setting and meeting deadlines. He/she will be practically-minded and a problem-solver. Click here to know more


Africa & Americas Internship – Portuguese speaking – deadline 1 August 2013

Front Line Defenders – The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders invites applications for an internship to work together with its Protection Coordinators who cover Sub-saharan Africa and the Americas. The internship will be for 51 weeks and based in Front Line Defenders’ office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Click here


Protection Coordinator: Americas (Maternity Leave Cover) 31st July

Front Line Defenders is seeking an experienced human rights professional to take on this challenging role. The Protection Coordinator (Americas) will be responsible for maintaining and developing Front Line Defenders’ contacts with human rights defenders in countries in the region, providing rapid response to cases of human rights defenders at risk, undertaking research on the threats and attacks that they face, providing analysis and producing relevant materials to take action in their support. Click here to read more

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