Capacity Building Program on Human Rights Advocacy and Migrant Workers in the Middle East (2017)
The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) are inviting applications from the GCC countries, the Middle East and Asia for a regional training course on human rights advocacy and migrant workers in the Middle East. This training program will take place over 5 days in Qatar from 21st – 25th May 2017, hosted by Georgetown University Qatar (GUQ).
The training program will build the knowledge and skills to protect and promote the human rights of migrant workers. It will enable participants to more effectively use internationally agreed standards and mechanisms in their advocacy for the human rights of migrant workers in the Middle East. The residential program will also provide a valuable forum for the sharing of knowledge and skills, and for the building of support networks and collaboration between countries of origin and destination.
DTP is calling for applications for its 27th 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 their relevance to advocacy on a wide range of human rights concerns. There are intensive sessions on human rights and development, advocacy and media skills.
From 10th February – 23rd February 2017, DTP conducted a survey of its alumni through a short questionnaire. The survey sought the input of alumni in identifying key human rights challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region and Middle East, priorities for knowledge and skills building and advice on DTP’s work in supporting networks. See results
The survey has been extended till the 31st March 2017.