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University of Pretoria Capacity Building Workshop 2019 for LGBTI Human Rights Defenders in Africa (Funded)

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, cordially invites you to apply for the Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Advocacy & Litigation targeted at the and protection of the human rights of lesbians, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in Africa.

Application Deadline: 23rd August 2019

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa

About the Award: The 3rd LGBT Human Rights Defenders Workshop fourth edition will be held from 7 to 11 October 2019 at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Type: Workshop


  • The workshop seeks to bring together activists, scholars, practitioners, advocates for law reform, LGBT individual from across Africa to address the issues of strategic advocacy & litigation.
  • This programme is directed at experienced human rights defenders in non-governmental organisations, with existing advocacy experience at the national level and some prior knowledge of the international human rights system.

Number of Awards: Limited

Value of Award: Limited funding for travel and accommodation is available to support participants who will be selected for the workshop. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by 30 August 2019. Due to limited funding, selected applicants will be required to take care of visa costs in their respective countries as well as airport transfer costs at ports of departure. Self-funding participants are encouraged to apply as well.

Duration of Programme: 7 – 11 October 2019

How to Apply: Apply online

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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