Trial Calendar

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Support for Defenders

In solidarity with the human rights movement, Dejusticia has developed a fellowship program to support human rights defenders of the Global South who, because of their work and advocacies, have been subjected to elevated risk from repressive actions by governments and other actors. Through the fellowship program, they offer the fellows respite from the difficult contexts in which they work, time to reflect on and retool their strategies and approaches, the opportunity to receive financial support especially in cases where international funding has been cut off by their governments, and access to our research facilities and our researchers, to empower them to access a safe space to be more effective in the work they do at home.

Click here for more information about eligibility, the balance of activities fellows undertake while at Dejusticia, and application instructions.

Justice and Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for applications for at risk human rights defenders to participate in Shelter City . The deadline for applications is 14 May 2021 at 23:59 CEST (Central European Summer Time). Please be aware that special conditions apply because of the COVID-19 situation. 

Shelter City provides temporary safe and inspiring spaces for human rights defenders at risk where they re-energise, receive tailormade support and engage with allies. The term human rights defender is intended to refer to the broad range of activists, journalists, scholars, writers, artists, political figures, lawyers, civil rights defenders, independent media professionals, civil society members, and others working to advance human rights and democracy around the world in a peaceful manner.

Shelter City offers the human rights defender a shelter for three months, during which they will rest, re-energise, gain new skills, extend their network and raise awareness about the situation in their country. At the end of the programme, participants are expected to return with new tools and energy to carry out their work at home.

From September 2021 onwards, several cities in the Netherlands will receive human rights defenders for a period of three months.

For further information and application please click here.

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is accepting applications from human rights defenders (HRDs) living in exile to participate in a dynamic capacity-building project called “IDREAM.” To participate, exiled HRDs must have a demonstrated track record of advocacy in human rights.

IDREAM seeks to enable exiled HRDs and their organizations to continue their work advocating for fundamental freedoms despite forced relocation due to threats or attacks they have experienced as a result of conducting their human rights work. To advance this goal, IDREAM will provide a range of technical assistance and other support to the project’s HRD partners. Project partners will receive limited financial assistance to support the goal of the project.

IDREAM invites interested, exiled HRDs to apply online before the deadline at 5:00 pm CST (17:00 CST) on 18 February 2020.

Applicants are highly encouraged to read all background materials including the “Call for Applications” and the “Guidelines and Instructions for Applicants.”

For application: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5421839/IDREAM-APPLICATION

The project provides emergency grants and capacity-building to Human Rights Defenders in Turkey, as well as institutional grants for human rights organisations, promoting the development of effective advocacy strategies and networks of HRD. Target groups are all human rights defenders wether individuals or organisations.

For detailed information visit https://protectdefenders.eu/en/turkiye.html Application form:  https://protectdefenders.eu/en/form-c4-tr.html

The ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence (JiR) programme is  a temporary shelter for journalists who face harassment and intimidation as a direct result of their work. Programme provides safe and discreet place to continue investigating and publishing, to rest and to recover (max. 6 months), rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig, health insurance and psychological support, monthly grant of 1,000 euros, travel expenses to and from Leipzig, participation in journalism-related trainings and networking opportunities.

Application information: https://www.ecpmf.eu/help-for-journalists/journalists-in-residence

The focus of the fellowship is on helping academics to maintain and develop the skills, and the networks in the wider academic and scientific community, that they will need when they go back to their country of origin. The fellowship program very often helps the fellow’s family to join them for the duration of the fellowship as well.

Answer questionnaire to start application: https://www.cara.ngo/get-support/

* Academics at immediate risk are supported.

In most cases, this is a one semester or one year position as a visiting scholar, researcher or professor at a higher education institution in a safe location anywhere in the world.

Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for host institutions and scholars, including those still under threat as well as those forced into exile who are struggling to restart their lives and their careers.

Online Application: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/secure-submission/

Special Application Procedure for Academics from Turkey: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/information-applicants-turkey/

Offers an opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The application for the 2021-2022 period is now open. The deadline for submitting an application is October 15, 2020.

Online Application: https://www.ned.org/fellowships/reagan-fascell-democracy-fellows-program/applying-for-a-fellowship/

 

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