Call For The The Hague Training Course June 2016
Call for the The Hague Training Course June 2016
Training for Human Rights Defenders
In June 2016, Justice and Peace Netherlands will host the 5th edition of the ‘The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders on Security’ (THTC). The THTC is an advanced week-long training course that aims to support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) by facilitating the strengthening of their knowledge and skills on security issues and the building of their international networks.
The different modules for the June edition of the THTC are: physical, psychological and digital security, international guidelines and protection mechanisms, functioning of the International Criminal Court (including a visit), advocacy and policy influencing. Justice and Peace will also conduct a ‘Training of Trainers’ so that the participants may pass on knowledge and skills gained to other colleagues back at home. Furthermore this training course will pay extensive attention to strengthening the network of HRDs.
Each edition of the THTC is open to 20 participants. For the June 2016 edition, Mensen met een Missie has agreed to collaborate with Justice and Peace on the THTC initiative to the extent that they will cover the costs of 10 participants. These will be chosen from their partner networks, and includes the costs of the course, flights, accommodation and meals for the week. Once the deadline for applications has passed, a selection committee (comprising of both Mensen met een Missie and Justice and Peace representatives, as well as other partners) will choose a maximum of 10 HRDs to attend the course as a Mensen met een Missie partner.
Who should apply?
The ‘The Hague Training Course’ has the following entry requirements:
The participants should work as a Human Rights Defender (HRD) and work for a human rights organisation or an organisation promoting peace or social justice. A HRD is anyone working for the promotion and protection of human rights. This broad definition includes professional as well as non-professional human rights workers, community-based volunteers, journalists, and lawyers. The HRD should implement a non-violent approach in his or her work.
It is desirable that the HRD should have adequate skills to communicate in English.
The HRD is willing and able to participate in an intensive training course in the Netherlands from Wednesday 8th of June till Saturday 18th of June.
The HRD will organise a training for at least 5 colleagues and/or partners to share the knowledge that was gained during the training within three months of the ‘The Hague Training Course.’
If you fulfil the above criteria and are interested in participating in the THTC, we invite you to apply. Please fill out the online application form on this website. Any queries you have or additional information you require may be directed to [email protected].
The deadline for applications is 25 March 2016.