Advanced Training on UN Mechanisms and LGBTIQ+ Rights Advocacy in Asia 2021

Published July 27, 2021
Location Asia Pacific

ILGA Asia is organizing a 3-weeks online advanced training on human rights advocacy and UN mechanisms for LGBTIQ+ activists in Asia from November 1-20, 2021. The training will prioritize LGBTIQ+ activists and community members coming from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Japan.

The objectives of the training are:

1.    To create a platform for LGBTIQ+ human rights defenders to reinforce their knowledge, hone practical skills, and share best practices on UN mechanisms;
2.  To appreciate the value of human rights principles and key UN mechanisms (treaty-bodies, UPR, special procedures) in supporting domestic advocacy;
3.    To translate the knowledge of international human rights mechanisms into practice on the ground;
4.    To integrate the use of UN mechanisms in advocacy for SOGIESC-rights in Asia. 

The training is our continuous efforts to strengthen capacity of the LGBTIQ+ community in Asia on the use of UN mechanisms to promote human rights and domestic advocacy. We are looking for the following candidates to join our workshop, who:

-Are ready to commit to the full 3 weeks period of the program
-Are from either of the following countries: India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Japan 
-Have previous advocacy experience on SOGIESC issues either locally, nationally, regionally or internationally
-Have basic knowledge about international human rights mechanisms
Belong to an LGBTIQ+ organization preferably having a role related to advocacy
-Your organization is working or planning to work, with international advocacy as part of its strategy for the coming years
-Have a working knowledge of English, both in written and oral form

DEADLINE: 31 August 2021