HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATIONS to BOSNIA, RWANDA, & NEW YORK CITY (Summer 2012)
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SEEKING YOUNG LEADERS from NEW YORK CITY, the USA, and Around the WORLD
DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012 (with possible extension)
How does conflict resolution in Bosnia or Rwanda compare to conflict resolution in New York City or around the USA? Do conceptions of human rights actually differ greatly from culture to culture, nation to nation? How do grassroots organizations promote and protect human rights in their local areas?
Global Youth Connect, a human rights education and activism organization based in NYC, is accepting applications from young leaders ages 16 to 35 for its Summer 2012 human rights programs in Bosnia, Rwanda, and in New York City.
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012 -- however, if you heard about this through the (IB) and wish to have an extension until March 20, please inform GYC via email before March 15th at firstname.lastname@example.org . Several scholarships are available, especially for locally based young leaders from NYC who wish to take part in the NYC program. For more information and to download an application, please visit www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate
In each program, 15 visiting youth from around the world join with 15 youth in the program location (Bosnia, Rwanda, or NYC) for a human rights workshop, key visits with government and international institutions, and volunteer service with grassroots organizations on a variety of human rights issues such as juvenile justice, conflict resolution, children's rights, LGBTQ rights.
Given the age range of the programming, 16 - 35 these programs are opportunities for not only students but also for young teachers and professionals to gain intercultural human rights experience and to get involved in the global human rights movement (including the movement for Human Rights in the USA).