Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda

Call for Participants: Summer and Spring 2014
Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013 (December 15th for Spring Bosnia Program)
Visit: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate
Global Youth Connect is now accepting applications for our Summer (and Spring) 2014 Human Rights Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda.

Each program brings visiting youth (from around the world) together with youth in the host location (Rwanda or Bosnia) to engage together in three key activities:

  • A cross cultural human rights workshop
  • Visits/Meetings with policy makers, organizations, and to relevant sites
  • Volunteer service with grassroots NGOs on a variety of human rights issues including but not limited to: conflict resolution, education, health care, food/shelter, access to justice, human rights of children/youth, women, low-income populations, LGBTQ populations, indigenous populations, genocide survivors.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014 for Summer Programs, and December 15 for our end-March Spring Break program in Bosnia.

 Ages 18 – 30 (for Bosnia Programs) and 18 – 35 (for Rwanda Programs).

 Program fees quoted below are for visiting participants (not for local Rwandan or Bosnian participants). Some scholarship assistance is available on each program.

To APPLY: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate

For RWANDA Reports: www.globalyouthconnect.org/country_rwanda + 2013 Photos

For BOSNIA Reports: www.globalyouthconnect.org/country_bosnia

Visit GYC on Facebook

Summer 2013 Recap

GYC Blogs: gycvillage.org and youthpolicy.org/interculturalblogging

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SPRING 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO BOSNIA

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: March 21 – April 1, 2014

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $1800

 

Download SPRING 2014 Bosnia HUMAN RIGHTS Delegation Program Description & Application

This program will focus on how local Bosnian youth and human rights organizations (including women’s organizations, youth organizations, LGBTI-rights organizations, arts organizations, and peace-building organizations, among others) are rebuilding the country more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. Participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

JUNE/JULY 2014 CONFLICT RESOLUTION DELEGATION TO BOSNIA (with SREBRENICA)

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: June 29-July 20, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $2700

Download Bosnia CR Delegation 2014 Program Description & Application

This program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peace building as experienced in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. In particular, participants will gain experience in conflict resolution and transformation as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

 

August 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO RWANDA

Location: Rwanda

Dates: July 31 – August 21, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Age Range: 18 – 35 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $2500 (International Applicants)

SOME SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

The group of local Rwandan youth will be filled later.

Download Rwanda August 2014 Human Rights Delegation Program Description & Application

During this GYC delegation, International participants will join with Rwandan peers to learn about human rights achievements and challenges in Rwanda and the world, and to take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad. Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings, and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn and act on numerous key human rights issues in Rwanda, including but not limited to: gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI populations, historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees, domestic workers, poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice, freedom of expression and the arts. In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will examine 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.


AUGUST 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO BOSNIA

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: July 30 – August 20, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)

Program Tuition: $2700 (International Applicants)

SOME SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Download AUGUST 2014 Bosnia HUMAN RIGHTS Delegation 2014 Program Description & Application

This program will focus on how local Bosnian youth and human rights organizations (including women’s organizations, youth organizations, LGBTI-rights organizations, arts organizations, and peace-building organizations, among others) are rebuilding the country more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. Participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

 

In Solidarity,
Global Youth Connect

www.globalyouthconnect.org

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