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Rwanda Human Rights Delegation for Young Leaders (18-35), Dec 28, 2010 - Jan 16, 2011

crossposted from: Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Program Location: Rwanda
Dates: Dec 28, 2010 - Jan 16, 2011
Program Tuition: $2,200
Application Deadline: September 27, 2010

Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from young leaders (ages 18-35) for our Winter international human rights delegation to Rwanda.

Human rights delegations are a unique, first-hand opportunity to cross cultural boundaries, learn about the daily reality of human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world, and to contribute to progressive action. The delegates to Rwanda will join a 2.5 week-long Learning and Action Community (LAC) comprised of Rwandan youth activists and grassroots NGOs, and centered on three core activities: a human rights education and training workshop, site visits within Rwanda to organizations and institutions, and volunteer service projects with grassroots NGOs.

This January's Learning and Action Community (LAC) with Rwandan peers will explore the human rights situation in Rwanda today and take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad.
We will focus on the relationship between human rights and development, the relationship between the arts and human rights, and the role of grassroots organizations in the realization of human rights. In advance of and during the delegation, we will study the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its legacy has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth, and also how the country is attempting to rebuild today. We will examine how local institutions and programs are promoting a culture of respect for human rights in this country and beyond, including but not limited to several key issues: children's rights, LGBTI rights, public health, juvenile justice, and rights of historically marginalized groups.

Application Deadline: September 27, 2010 5pm EST

How to Apply: We invite interested young leaders to apply. We are looking for participants who are between the ages of 18-35 and who possess U.S. or Canadian citizenship or residency as well as international students studying full-time at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Most importantly, applicants should wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of human rights and social justice and to offer hard work, skills, connections, etc. to the work already underway in Rwanda and elsewhere. Participants will become part of a growing global movement of youth acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibility.

For detailed information on program activities, costs, fundraising guide, and application information, please visit: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate

For additional info, contact GYC at contact (at) globalyouthconnect.org.

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