Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rwanda Human Rights Delegation for Young Leaders

Rwanda Human Rights Delegation for Young Leaders
Dec 28, 2010 - Jan 16, 2011

Program Location: Rwanda
Program Tuition: $2,200
Application Deadline: September 27, 2010 @ 5PM

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=2E5 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.

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:

For additional info, contact GYC at contact@globalyouthconnect.org.

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