The OutRight United Nations Fellowship is a 12-month program that supports LGBTI human rights defenders from around the world to harness the New York-based United Nations (UN) system to add value to their existing work.
The program is designed to support existing work defending LGBTI people from the impact of religiously motivated violence and discrimination in the African, Caribbean and Latin American regions.
The aim of the OutRight United Nations Fellowship is four-fold:
- Facilitate the use of New York-based UN spaces for LGBTI activists from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America to enhance their networks and identify new entry points for progressing the protection and promotion of LGBTI human rights in their country.
- Increase visibility and engagement of LGBTI human rights defenders from the Global-South within high-level UN political forums, specifically in response to religiously-motivated homophobia and transphobia.
- Build the capacity of New York-based UN and State representatives in the human rights of LGBTI people to assist in the protection and promotion of these rights at the international level.
- Strengthen relationships with diplomats in the New York-based UN system.
The OutRight United Nations Fellowship is a very lucrative fellowship program. Fellows will be funded to travel to four of five important meetings, each of which generally lasts 1-2 weeks. Funding includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations, visa fees, ground transportation, and per diem.
DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP
The OutRight United Nations Fellowship runs from January – December 2019.
OutRight United Nations Fellowship is open to students of any nationality. There are no restrictions on nationality.
WHERE CAN FELLOWSHIP BE TAKEN?
OutRight United Nations Fellowship can be taken in the United States of America (USA).
WHO CAN APPLY?
If you are an LGBTI activist from the Caribbean, Africa, or Latin America and feel you or your organization will benefit from taking part in OutRight’s UN Fellowship, you are eligible to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are due by December 9th 2018. The successful applications will be confirmed on January 7th 2019.