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FAQs

  1. Does HREA offer human rights courses and/or trainings?
  2. Can I become a member of HREA?
  3. How does HREA develop partnerships with other organisations?
  4. Is it possible to distribute urgent action alerts through the HREA network?
  5. Does HREA offer scholarships or fellowships?
  6. Is it possible to have an internship at HREA?
  7. How can I donate to HREA?
  8. Where can I find the text of the Universal Declaration and other international human rights documents?
  9. Are there job openings at HREA?
  10. I think my human rights have been violated. Where can I get help?
  11. Are there volunteer opportunities at HREA?
  12. Does HREA offer grants?
  1. Does HREA offer human rights courses and/or trainings?
    HREA organises courses, training workshops, e-learning courses and blended learning programs on a regular basis. Upcoming courses and trainings can be found in the Learn section of our website. HREA also co-organises trainings and workshops in the framework of professional development programmes in various countries. These can be attended only by invitation from our partner organisations.
  2. Can I become a member of HREA?
    HREA is a non-governmental organisation with non-profit status, yet we are not a membership organisation.
  3. How does HREA develop partnerships with other organisations?
    HREA works closely with a variety of organisations: non-governmental organisations (NGOs), inter-governmental bodies, associations of professionals, academic institutions and governments agencies. Typically, these partnerships are initiated as part of grant-supported activities conducted in a specific country or program area (see the Programs pages for a description of projects HREA is currently involved in).
  4. Is it possible to distribute urgent action alerts through the HREA network?
    HREA is not an advocacy organisation and thus does not organise or distribute urgent alerts. We advise you to contact organisations like Amnesty International, the Asian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch or the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), who have extensive networks to disseminate urgent appeals.
  5. Does HREA offer fellowships or scholarships?
    Information about our Human Rights Education Fellowships can be found in the Employment section of our website.
    Through HREA’s Scholarship Fund, human rights defenders from low-income countries can apply for a partial scholarship for upcoming HREA e-learning courses and training workshops. Please be aware that scholarship funding is limited and will be awarded based on need, merit and availability. You will be notified within three months of receipt of your application. We can only notify successful applicants. If you have not received a notification within three months, you can assume that your application was not successful. A listing of upcoming e-learning courses and training workshops, and for which onese are scholarships available, can be found in the Learn section of our website.
  6. Is it possible to have an internship at HREA?
    HREA regularly offers non-paying internships for students of international relations, political science and related disciplines. Announcements of upcoming internships are posted on our website.
  7. How can I donate to HREA?
    Contributions to HREA can be made in various ways. For more information visit the Donate section of our site. Donations to HREA are tax-deductible in the USA.
  8. Where can I find the text of the Universal Declaration and other international human rights documents?
    The full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Bill of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the European Convention on Human Rights, and many other international and regional human rights instruments can be found in HREA’s on-line Resource Centre. The world’s most comprehensive on-line collection of documents, reports to international human rights monitoring bodies, and many other important human rights instruments can be found at the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.
  9. Are there job openings at HREA?
    Currently HREA does not have any staff positions available. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to answer any queries or resumes that are sent. If positions open up they will be advertised on HREA’s homepage. The following web sites offer comprehensive listings of jobs in the human rights, international development and related non-profit fields: idealist.org, OneWorld and Relief Web.
  10. I think my human rights have been violated. Where can I get help?
    The international and regional mechanisms for human rights protection are based on the assumption that “domestic remedies have been exhausted”. Often local agencies can be of more immediate help in determining whether or not your rights have been violated and what steps should be undertaken. We suggest you contact a human rights organisation in your community, your local human rights commission or social service agency for assistance.
  11. Are there volunteer opportunities at HREA?
    Our work would not be possible without the many enthusiastic and committed volunteers who contribute to our programs. There are many ways to get involved: translate educational materials (Arabic, Dari, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish); hosting of participants in our training programs: the annual Four Freedoms Summer Program (Middelburg, the Netherlands), Advocacy Institute in Cambridge (USA) and Amman (Jordan) and Human Rights Defenders Academy in Brussels (Belgium) and Amman (Jordan); assisting with fundraising events. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at hrea [at] hrea.org.
  12. Does HREA offer grants?
    No, HREA is not a grant-giving organisation.