30th Annual Program 2020 - Timor-Leste

Due to COVID-19, the 30th Annual Human Rights and People's Diplomacy Training Program for Human Rights Defenders from the Asia-Pacific Region and Indigenous Australia has had to be postponed. All applications received are still valid for the program going forward. DTP will be update applicants on plans for the program.

The two-week 30th Annual Human Rights and People’s Diplomacy Training Program for Human Rights Defenders from the Asia-Pacific Region and Indigenous Australia program is a partnership between the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and leading civil society networks in the Pacific (PIANGO) and Asia (FORUM-ASIA), working with Timorese human rights NGO, JSMP.

This annual, comprehensive human rights and advocacy course is the longest established human rights training program held in the region. It builds knowledge of international human rights standards and the UN system and skills in strategic advocacy. There are intensive sessions on human rights and development, strategic advocacy and video advocacy, and media skills.

The program will build practical links between advocates in the region. It will focus on contemporary human rights challenges including violence against women, SOGI, land-grabbing and forced displacements, freedom of religion and freedom of association, the rights of migrant workers and of Indigenous peoples, transitional justice, protecting human rights and human rights defenders in repressive and authoritarian environments and integrating human rights into the sustainable development goals and advocacy on climate change.

Program Brochure

 

The Diplomacy Training Program's 30th Annual Human Rights and People's Diplomacy capacity building program receives support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).