Human Rights Delegations for Young Leaders Cambodia, Rwanda, and El Salvador Winter 2007 Programs Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, is pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting young leaders (ages 18-25) to participate in human rights delegations during the winter of 2007. Program locations include: Cambodia, Rwanda, and El Salvador. Human rights delegations are a unique, first-hand opportunity to cross cultural boundaries and learn about the daily reality of human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world. Cambodia Program Dates: December 27 – January 17, 2007 Participants will learn about the historical roots of conflict and genocide in Cambodia. We will examine how current human rights challenges are impacting the country, particularly their effect on the lives of Cambodian youth. We will connect with young Cambodians and get involved in collaborative projects to support the development and rebuilding process already underway. Application Deadline: June 23, 2006 Rwanda Program Dates: December 29 – January 15, 2007 This program will explore the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and how this legacy of violence has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth. Participants will learn more about the current situation in Rwanda, connect with young Rwandans, and get involved in collaborative projects aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation. Application Deadline: June 23, 2006 El Salvador Program Dates: January 2 – January 17, 2007 This program will explore the roots of El Salvador’s 12 year civil war, the long term impact of the war on Salvadoran society, and the continued persistence of long-standing economic and social inequities that have fueled conflict throughout this tiny nation’s history. Delegation activities will focus in particular on the efforts of human rights activists and youth to recover from a tumultuous and devastating period of violence and repression, and build a more just, equitable, and peaceful society. Spanish proficiency is required. Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Final deadline to receive applications is September 22, 2006. How to Apply We invite interested young leaders to apply. We are looking for participants who are between the ages of 18-25, possess U.S. citizenship or residency, or are studying full-time at a U.S. college or university. Most importantly, applicants should wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of human rights and social justice. Participants will become part of a growing global movement of youth acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibility. For more information on the program details, costs, and how to apply, please visit our website: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate Best wishes, Jennifer Kloes Executive Director Global Youth Connect www.globalyouthconnect.org Acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibility ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < > Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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