The training will bring together activists from the Global South and East and activists from (Eastern) Europe to learn how UN human rights mechanisms work in practice and how activists can use them to advance the rights of trans and gender diverse people in their national and regional contexts.
During the training, participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of the UN Human Rights Council, to participate in a side event at the UN on the human rights of trans people, to meet with diplomatic representatives of their own countries and to network and exchange knowledge with other activists and NGOs.
The aim of the training is to increase the capacity of participants’ organisations to engage in effective trans advocacy at the UN. Through the training, participants will:
Profile of participants
Participants have to:
The training will take place over 3 days between 14 September – 2 October 2015.
Exact dates will depend on the programme of work of the UN Human Rights Council, which has not yet been released. Applicants are asked to indicate their availability in the application form, and successful applicants will be informed of the specific dates of the training at a later stage.
Reimbursement & costs
Successful applicants will have accommodation provided and travel expenses met by TGEU and will receive a per diem to cover food, local transportation and other costs.
TGEU will provide assistance in organising visa and travel, if required.
Please complete the online application form by 21 June 2015, 23:00 CEST.
Should you have problems completing the form online, please contact [email protected] by email, latest by 18 June 2015, 12:00 CEST, to have the application form sent to you by email.
If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
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