Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to promote the realization of human rights and strengthen their respective organizations.
After completing the intensive four-month program, Advocates are able to more effectively lobby for their causes and address the human rights concerns of their community. The comparative advantages of the Human Rights Advocates Program are its:
Comprehensive program of skills-building, networking, advocacy, and academic coursework
Emphasis on individual and organizational capacity building
Affiliation with Columbia University and location in New York
Application online for 2012 HRAP (half of August to mid-December 2012): http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/
Completed applications are due by 11:59pm GMT on Friday, November 18, 2011.
The completed application must be submitted online by the deadline. Applicants should take into consideration technical issues and begin the process in advance of the deadline.
The online application system will automatically close as of this deadline.