3 Human Rights Fellowship Programmes To Make A Difference

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Young Innovators Fellowship Programme

The United Nations Population Fund is looking for two people to fill full-time management positions in their Young Innovators Fellowship Programme, based out of New York. The UNPF’s mission is to provide the World’s youth with access to proper sexual health education and to empower them to make responsible and safe decisions regarding their reproductive rights. They also seek to balance gender inequality and work towards a world with lesser birthing mortality and happier families. Not only does the fellowship cover a stipend for food and expenses, but the UNPF will pay for the successful applicants’ health insurance, accommodation, travel expenses, and more. This position will run from July 2016 to June 2017. To be eligible candidates must be 18 to 25, show they have an interest in the work done by the organization, and fulfill an obligation to carry on the work when they return to their home country. The deadline for applications is not listed.

Laureate Global Fellowship

The Laureate International Universities seek twenty young innovators (between the years of 18 to 29) who have taken a leading role in their home communities. Not only is this opportunity one that will provide fellows with access to mentorship and networking opportunities, but they will learn incredible leadership skills. Though a year long fellowship, it is mostly to be completed remotely. There is a week long workshop at the beginning, and from there fellows receive support and mentoring from their home countries. Funding is available. The competition opens on February 9 and closes on March 20, and the leadership workshop begins in October 2016.

The Young Connectors of the Future Programme

Citizens of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, with a passion for social change are encouraged to apply for the Young Connectors of the Future Programme. This is a fellowship that seeks to engage youth from these countries in issues of social change and challenge them professionally and personally. The program takes place from August 29 to September 16 in Sweden, and then several days in either December or February in an as yet undecided location. All accommodation and food is covered, as well as most of the travel. Applicants must be from one of the above listed countries, between the ages of 22 and 32, and have a letter of recommendation from someone who knows the applicant and is familiar with their work in the area of human rights. Applications must be received by February 22.

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