Call for Applicants 2017 IHRTP (Deadline Nov 21

Greetings from Equitas!

We are delighted to contact you today with details about our next annual International Human Rights Training Program. We are looking forward to another inspiring three-week program and the opportunity to meet around 90 participants from about 50 different countries.

We are inviting you to forward the enclosed links containing information about the Program and the application process to your network of human rights educators/activists and encourage organizations who you think could benefit from the program to apply. It is also a good opportunity to share with your network your personal experience at the IHRTP. We always appreciate recommendations from IHRTP Alumni.

Program Information Document in PDF :

4-step Application Process Instruction Guide in PDF :

Memorandum of Agreement in PDF :

In circulating the information, please bear in mind that the IHRTP is intended for human rights workers and educators from Non-Governmental Organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, Government bodies and educational institutions. The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights. The curriculum is based on principles of adult experiential learning in which participants and facilitators engage in a process of mutual teaching and learning. The Program Information Document (see link above) provides a detailed description of the Program.

We received more than 700 applications for the 2016 IHRTP and it is therefore unlikely that we will have enough spaces for all of the qualified candidates. The selection process and participant profile we are looking for are described in the Program Information Document. The Equitas Selection Committee gives priority to the organisations best able to demonstrate their commitment and effectiveness in relation to human rights promotion and education. Consideration is also given to overall gender balance, geographic representation and the availability of bursaries.

Please note that the IHRTP application process has changed. The candidates now have to sign up on ContactEquitas ( and complete the online application form. The deadline for submitting applications is November 21, 2016. You can also find more information on the IHRTP application process, in English and French, on our web site at :

Should you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IHRTP Team at

Yours sincerely,

Ian Hamilton
Directeur Général / Executive Director

Centre international d'éducation aux droits humains /
International Centre for Human Rights Education
666 Sherbrooke ouest, Bureau 1100
Montréal, QC, Canada H3A 1E7
Tel: +1.514.954.0382

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