Building Global Leaders to Defend Human Rights and Freedom in the Most Challenging Places

Are you interested in learning how to work and defend human rights and freedom in your respective country and in the most challenging places?

The World Anti Extremism Network is offering five editions of the online International Human Rights Certificate for Young Leaders from all over the world, designed to provide firsthand experience and knowledge from world-renowned human rights advocates. This program will equip young leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to continue their work in defending human rights and freedom in their countries and also in the most challenging places.

The International Human Rights Certificate for Young Leaders is open for registration in five editions:

  • June Edition – runs from 03 – 28 June 2024 – Deadline to apply: May 20, 2024, 12:00 PM ET  – Completed
  • August Edition – runs from 01 – 30 August 2024 – Deadline to apply: July 20, 2024, 12:00 PM ET
  • October Edition – runs from 01 – 30 October 2024 – Deadline to apply: September 20, 2024, 12:00 PM ET
  • December Edition – runs from 01 – 31 December 2024 – Deadline to apply: November 20, 2024, 12:00 PM ET
  • February 2025 Edition – runs from 01 – 31 January 2025  – Deadline to apply: January 20, 2025, 12:00 PM ET

The four-week course includes live webinars and e-workshops with international human rights experts, as well as the opportunity for accepted participants to write an essay by analyzing the human rights and freedom situations in their respective countries.

This program is open to all young leaders including university students, social and civil activists, journalists, and other aspiring young leaders of similar backgrounds. Junior and mid-career professionals from the public and private sectors are equally welcome to apply. However, please note that this program is specifically designed for those who are working for human rights and freedom under the difficult environments of autocracies and authoritarian regimes.

WAEN will offer scholarship opportunities for a limited number of participants to attend the training free of charge. Please choose only one of the editions based on your schedule as you will be required to dedicate 2 hours of your time four times a month for this program.

The program will be in English and fluency in English is a must. Applicants will be selected after a highly competitive process by a board of individuals and WAEN’s scholars and board of directors.

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