Application

Background

Every December, we at OutRight Action International host LGBTIQ activists from around the world in New York for a week of high-level meetings and activities using International Human Rights Day on December 10 as a pivot.

The aim of Advocacy Week is three-fold:

1. Bring together LGBTIQ activists from around the globe and create safe spaces for networking and the exchanging of information and experiences.

2. Facilitate access to relevant, high-level United Nations meetings, to various government officials, and to Diplomatic Missions.

3. Facilitate spaces for activists working on the ground to raise awareness of their issues with key global influencers and organizations.

Advocacy Week 2017 kicks off with two days of training where we brainstorm how to effectively use the spaces being created during the week. Throughout the week, OutRight sets up strategic meetings with diplomatic missions, governments, and individuals, as well as events at the United Nations. There also are opportunities for activists to meet up with key donors and media during their stay in New York.

We are inviting all activists who would like to use Advocacy Week to push their issues and influence change to express their interest by filling out the questionnaire below. This approach will assist us not only in assessing the impact of the event, but also in developing a relevant engagement strategy, based on a real-time assessment of the needs of activists on the ground.

If you are an LGBTIQ activist and feel you and your organization will benefit from taking part in OutRight’s Advocacy Week, please fill out the questionnaire below that we have designed to assist us in the selection process. Thank you!

Personal Information

Question Title

* 1. Contact Information

Question Title

* 2. What are your preferred pronouns? (Feel free to check all that apply)

Question Title

* 3. How do you self-identify? (Feel free to check as many or as few as you would like)

Question Title

* 4. Please insert a 200-250 word professional bio about yourself below.

Question Title

* 5. Do you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions? (This information will be used for catered activities and events)

Travel Information

Question Title

* 6. Will you need to apply for a US visa? (Your answer will have no bearing on whether or not your application is selected)

Organizational Information

Question Title

* 7. What is the name of your organization?

Question Title

* 8. What is your organization's mission statement?

Question Title

* 9. What is your current position title?

Question Title

* 10. How long have you been in your current position?

Question Title

* 11. Are you seeking funding from OutRight? 

Media Information

Question Title

* 12. Do you have experience speaking with media outlets?

Advocacy Week Information

Question Title

* 13. Have you participated in Advocacy Week before?

Question Title

* 14. If 'yes', please indicate which year(s) you were in attendance.

Questions 15 through 20 are related to one's experience level with UN bodies and missions. Please bear in mind when answering these questions that one's level of experience with UN agencies and governments will not affect whether one is selected for Advocacy Week. We simply would like to gauge experience levels for our training sessions.

Question Title

* 15. Does your organization currently work with the UN system?

Question Title

* 16. If yes, which part of the UN System? 

Question Title

* 17. Do you have experience speaking with governments in an international context? 

Question Title

* 18. If 'no', what has sparked your desire to begin doing this type of work?