Hurford Youth Fellowship 2020 (Fully-funded)

DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted by 1 July 2020. HURFORD YOUTH FELLOWS PROGRAM The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program seeks to build leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world. Through the Program, young activists spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat, during which they expand their […]

Apply for a 2020 data journalism fellowship focused on women’s and LGBTIQ rights

Deadline: Sunday 16 February 2020. OpenDemocracy’s Tracking the Backlash project is excited to announce a six-month, full-time data journalism fellowship starting in March 2020. Working closely with our editors, the fellow will focus on applying data journalism and other investigative reporting techniques to special projects tracking organized opposition to women’s and LGBTIQ rights across the world. The fellow will be […]

Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2020 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: March 13th, 2020 The award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program connects passionate young advocates with the platforms, people, and resources to amplify their influence on a larger scale. With an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Women Deliver elevates the work of young people taking a stand for gender equality. Since its inception, the […]

Civicus Youth Action Lab 2020

Deadline: 5th February 2020 About the Youth Action Lab Communities around the world have been increasingly mobilizing to challenge historic and systemic forms of oppression – putting themselves on the frontlines of protests, working in their communities, and taking these conversations online. People are demanding institutions to be more responsive to their rights, challenging the […]

Application For UN Religion Fellowship 2020

Applications are due by December 15th, 2019. The OutRight Religion 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 […]

Outright’s Beijing+25 Fellowship – (Fully Funded) Apply Now

Deadline: December 9th, 2019 OutRight Action International is calling for expressions of interest from LGBTI human rights defenders from around the world who would be interested in participating in the various forums taking place around Beijing+25. 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration […]

Shelter City Netherlands: Call for temporary relocation in 2020 (Fully Funded)

Deadline November 29th, 2019 Justice and Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for human rights defenders at risk to participate in the Shelter City initiative around March 2020.   Shelter City offers human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk a possibility for rest and respite by letting them escape temporarily from a threatening situation. The initiative can […]


Deadline: December 16, 2019 The Program is designed for human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, disability rights, and corporate social accountability. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment […]

Peace and Social Change Fellowship Application 2020

Deadline: October 23, 2019 The Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program is designed to bring together activists, practitioners and academics to learn from and with each other, strengthen relationships, and exchange ideas with other grassroots women change-makers from across diverse contexts and geographies. This 2020 call for applications is open to African grassroots activists working […]