The Institute for the Study of Human Rights  (ISHR) is accepting applications for its Human Rights Advocates Program. The course will begin in the latter half of August and run until mid-December, 2014.
The Program will use the resources of Columbia University in New York City, as well as international organizations such as Human Rights Watch  and WITNESS  to build on participants’ skills and provide networking opportunities.
Participants will share their experiences, reflect critically on their strategies, and plan future campaigns with policy-makers and potential funders.
The course is designed for journalists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers and other human rights activists. Candidates must show that their organizations are willing for them to participate, and must commit to returning to that organization.
Journalists from low-income countries are eligible to apply for the program. Applicants from high-income countries  will not be considered except when representing marginalized communities.
ISHR will make every effort to provide full funding to cover participants’ program costs as well as travel and housing. A stipend will be provided for basic expenses.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013.
For more information, click: http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/instructions/ .