FALL 2014 OAK HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP – FOCUS ON GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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The Oak Institute, based in Maine, is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the 2014 Oak Human Rights Fellowship. We seek a frontline human rights activist who works on the issues related to gender. The activist will come from outside the United States and will take up residence at Colby College in the fall of 2014.

In this call, we are looking for activists focused on the theme of gender and human rights, which may have to do with women but may also involve men (and masculinity) and sexual minorities. We invite applicants particularly from those working on sexual and reproductive rights, gender empowerment and education, human and sexual trafficking, activism against gender-based violence, gender- and sexual-based asylum, or gender and environmental rights.

We especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in on-the-ground work at some level of personal risk and are in need of respite.

References for the 2014 Fellowship  are due by December 6th, 2013.