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Swedish Intern'l Devel Agency LGBT & Human Rights Training Program

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers, as part of its bilateral development assistance, Advanced International Training Programmes of strategic importance to the social and economic development in the participants' countries. The programme purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons (LGBT) and Human Rights training programme is that participants after the programme should have useful tools and perspectives for working for LGBT persons' human rights. Deadline for applications: April 9, 2010.

The training, financed by the Swedish International development cooperation Agency (Sida), is carried out by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) in institutional partnership with the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL).

Target regions: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Moçambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Target group: The programme is designed for participants working in organisations or sectors giving them an influence on issues concerning LGBT and human rights. Applicants should have plans for, or ongoing, projects aiming at enhancing the human rights for LGBT persons in their respective country. The course is open only for application by participants from countries mentioned above.

Requested qualifications are:

* A minimum of three years working experience in either LGBT or Human Rights' field or academic degree in social sciences, law, public health or related fields of study
* Equivalent knowledge obtained through similar experiences
* Applicants should have plans for, or ongoing, projects aiming at enhancing the human rights for LGBT persons in their respective country.

The participants can be:

Decision makers and public opinion builders, eg. at ministerial or other political levels who have influence on SRHR or HR policies and programmes, legislative processes, human rights, and values in society related to sexuality, sexual orientation or gender identity. - NGO representatives working with LGBT or rights issues.

For the full call for applications, application form and Project for Change template, please download the following 3 files:
LGBT and Human Rights Training Programme_2010.pdf
LGBT and Human Rights Training Programme_2010_Application.pdf
Project for Change_template.doc

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