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South Asia Movement Building & Human Rights Institute for mid-level women leaders in NGOs

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The South Asia Movement Building and Human Rights Institute is an annual five-day (November 1-5, 2010) residential training program designed by CREA. This Institute is designed for women working in NGOs in South Asia in mid-level leadership positions, and aims to build the conceptual clarity of participants on gender, feminism and movement building and their link to human rights in the South Asian context. The Institute also aims to build the skills of participants for mobilizing oppressed / marginalized women to claim their rights. Deadline for
applications: September 10, 2010.

Course Content

This Institute offers mid-level women leaders in NGOs an opportunity to enhance their conceptual understanding as well as build their skills to do effective activism and advocacy on
human rights. The Institute will build:
i. Conceptual understanding of participants on gender, feminism and movement building and their link to human rights.
ii. Strategic skills by looking at and analyzing some social movements and successful advocacy campaigns in South Asia.
iii. Communication skills that will enable participants to prepare effective
written communication material, social messaging in videos and
documentaries and use ICTs for human rights work.

Activists and academics from the global South will teach the course using classroom instruction, group work, case studies, simulation exercises and films.
Resource persons include:

Core Faculty
Srilatha Batliwala (India)
Sunita Kujur (India)

Participating Faculty
Ayesha Khan* (Pakistan)
Bishakha Datta (India)
Kaushalya Perera (Sri Lanka)
Maheen Sultan (Bangladesh)
Rita Thapa* (Nepal)

Organizer
CREA is a feminist human rights organization based in New Delhi, India, and led by women from the global South. CREA promotes, protects and advances women's human rights and the sexual rights of all people by strengthening feminist leadership, organizations and movements,
influencing global and national advocacy, creating information, knowledge and scholarship, changing public attitudes and discourses, and addressing exclusion.

Participants
Women working in NGOs in South Asia, in mid-level leadership positions, and committed to human rights work are eligible. Twenty five participants will be selected based on their application form. Participants are required to stay for the duration of the course.

Cost
The Institute is supported by the Ford Foundation, allowing CREA to cover tuition, boarding and lodging costs for all participants. Participants must cover their own travel expenses. A limited number of travel scholarships from CREA are available on a need basis.

Venue
The South Asia Movement Building and Human Rights Institute will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 1 - 5 November, 2010.

Applications (see form below) are due on or before 10 September 2010. Application received after the due date will not be considered.

Please send your applications to Sushma Luthra:
Email: sluthra (at) creaworld.org
Fax: +91 11 2437 7708
Post: 7 Mathura Road, 2nd Floor, Jangpura B, New Delhi - 110014. India.

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