[TimorLesteStudies] 2010 Application for HRAP, the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University

John M Miller fbp at igc.org
Wed Oct 7 00:53:44 EST 2009

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The application for the 2010 session of the annual Human Rights 
Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University is now available.  We 
would like to ask you to disseminate this information and application 
to human rights activists based in the Global South as well as 
grassroots activists in the United States.

The application is available online at 
/hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/.  This web-based format is the only 
version of the 2010 application.

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.

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

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, 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.  Advocates 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 eight 
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 31, 2009.  Incomplete 
applications will not be considered.  The 2010 HRAP will take place 
from late August to the middle of December 2010.

For further information, please refer to our website at: http://hrcol 

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
The Staff of Center for the Study of Human Rights
Columbia University

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