Join the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network

Application Deadline: May 13th 2016 at midnight (GMT+1).

Do you have an interest in human rights? Do you have experience in advocacy or campaigning on themes of democracy and justice?

Then apply to join the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network, a platform for young professionals to promote the principles of the Commonwealth Charter in attaining fundamental social change.

The Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network raises awareness about human rights and political participation for youth in the Commonwealth and identifies the ways and processes to involve young people in tackling human rights challenges and promoting democracy.

The network also observes election processes in the Commonwealth as part of the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment (7.4) to: ‘involve young people in the monitoring and implementation of human rights instruments and free and fair elections.’

Eligibility Requirements:
• be aged 29 years or younger by 1 June 2016
• be a national of a Commonwealth member country
• have relevant leadership experience in issues related to human rights and democracy

Contact Sina Mario, Assistant Programmes Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat, for any queries.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network 


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