Strategic Advocacy Human Right (SAHR) has announced the call for applications for the Gender Justice Legal Defenders Fellowships.
The Gender Justice Legal Defenders Fellowship offers aspiring female and gender-non conforming human rights lawyers and activists a paid opportunity to take on a sexual based violence or discrimination case with mentorship and support from an expert human rights lawyer.
Fellows will identify a specific case of sexual based violence or discrimination and then execute a chosen intervention towards justice, reparations, and accountability.
Fellows will execute a chosen intervention towards justice, reparations, and accountability. The awarded fellows will learn critical legal skills including fact-finding, collecting and documenting evidence, building a case, and drafting claims and petitions.
The goal is to think and work like a lawyer to hold offending persons and institutions accountable, while shedding light on the abuses.
Fellows will work on their case a minimum of 20 hours / week for a duration of six months.
SAHR will work with the fellow to:
Fellows can expect to develop the following skills:
At the same time, Fellows are expected to meet the following goals:
Fellows (or group of Fellows if applying as such) will receive a total stipend of USD $3,000.00 to be disbursed in installments.
The stipend can be used to cover personal and project-related expenses (including payment of a “salary”).
SAHR welcomes you to apply either as an individual or a group, so long as you:
SAHR welcomes cases involving survivors from under represented and under resourced communities who are rendered vulnerable by intersecting inequalities women and girls with disabilities, women and girls of colour, LGBTQIA2S community, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict-affected settings.
Additionally, you will be given preferential consideration if:
Apply by 15th August.
For more information and application details, see; SAHR Gender Justice Legal Defenders Fellowships
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