We are looking for LGBTI activists to join our training of trainers on UN human rights mechanisms. The training will take place from 2-6 December 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The objectives of the training are:
1. To create a platform for LGBTI human rights defenders working with UN mechanisms to review their skills and knowledge and sharing best practices;
2. To develop training modules on human rights mechanisms that fit the needs and context of local LGBTI community in different Asian countries;
3. To adapt the knowledge of international human rights mechanisms into local languages and context;
4. To integrate the use of UN mechanisms in advocacy for LGBTI rights.

The training is our continuous efforts to strengthen capacity of the LGBTI community in Asia on the use of UN mechanisms to promote human rights and domestic advocacy. We are looking for LGBTI activists:
· With intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Universal Periodic Review, the UN Special Procedures, and their application, with at least 2 years of engaging them;
· With working knowledge of English and their native tongue;
· With a plan to deliver subsequent trainings on UN mechanisms in their country.

Should you be interested in our workshop, please apply for scholarship through this form by 23:59 ICT (GMT+7), October 13th, 2019.

We ONLY accept application from a team of 2-3 persons from 1 or more LGBTI organizations in the same country. Endorsement from the head of organization is required. Individual application will NOT be considered.

Team of participants who successfully complete the training, are expected, and may be awarded with a small grant, to organize a training on UN mechanisms for LGBTI community in their own country.

The scholarship will cover the cost of transportation between your location and Hanoi, accommodation and meal allowance during your stay, and visa to Vietnam.

We will confirm the selection by October 20th, 2019.

Should you have any question, please send an email to
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