29th Annual Program 2019 - Timor-Leste

 

29th Annual Regional Human Rights & Peoples Diplomacy Training Program  

August-September 2019

Timor-Leste

 

The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) is calling for applications for its 29th Annual Human Rights and People’s Diplomacy Training Program for Human Rights Defenders from the Asia-Pacific Region and Indigenous Australia.

This annual, comprehensive human rights and advocacy training course is the longest established human rights training program held in the region. It builds knowledge of international human rights standards and the UN system and skills in strategic advocacy.  There are intensive sessions on human rights and development, advocacy and media skills.

The program will build practical links between advocates in Timor Leste and the region.  It will focus on advocacy to address challenges including violence against women, land-grabbing and forced displacements, freedom of religion and freedom of association, the rights of migrant workers and of Indigenous peoples, transitional justice, protecting human rights in repressive and authoritarian environments and integrating human rights into the sustainable development goals.

The course will be held in Timor-Leste, home of DTP’s Patron and Founder, the Nobel Peace Laureate and former President, José Ramos-Horta as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of its vote for independence.  The vote was a remarkable achievement, made possible through effective international solidarity, including with Indonesia’s democracy movement and skilful advocacy using international law and mechanisms.

Locating this program in Timor-Leste at this time will strengthen the domestic movement for human rights and enable participants to the share the lessons learnt from this movement, be a part of this historic occasion, and look toward the future of ‘people’s diplomacy’ for human rights.

The 29th Annual Program will be held in Timor-Leste on 19 August - 1 September 2019. Applications close 7 June, 2019.

Program brochure

Application Form

Application Form (local participants)

 

The Diplomacy Training Program's 29th Annual Program receives support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).