Applications are invited for the Sixth South Asian Orientation Course in Human Rights and Peace Studies. The last date for receiving applications is 25 March 2006. Application form can be downloaded from –
A three months long distance learning beginning 1 May 2006;
Field work in August; and,
a three-week long Direct Orientation in September 2006.
The distance-learning will be conducted on SAFHR’s secure e-learning platform. Participants will also receive the course material on CDs. However, familiarity with e-learning skills and proficiency in the English language are essential.
Six compulsory modules of the course are:
1. Basic Concepts of Human Rights;
2. Constitution, laws and justice;
3. Conflicts and the Politics of Peace;
4. "The Global War on Terror";
5. Globalization, politics of technology and environmental justice
6. Media and Conflict.
Between thirty to thirty-five participants, preferably between 25 and 40, will be selected on the basis of the nature and the quality of their involvement with the issues of human rights, peace, democracy and development in the region. Each applicant has to send a filled in application form, mentioning where he or she has seen the course advertisement, with two references, and a 1000-word essay explaining the relation of the applicant’s work to human rights and peace studies and reasons for applying for the course.
The selection will be guided by the necessity to have a balanced representation of participants from all the countries in the region, women activists, refugee activists, media practitioners, members of minority groups, researchers, academics, policy makers, leaders of non-governmental organizations and government officials.
A maximum of four participants from outside South Asia will be selected. For the direct orientation, the participants will have to find their own funding to travel. SAFHR will provide boarding and lodging. The selected participants from South Asia will have to deposit a registration fee of US $ 100 the latest by 15 April 2006. Participants from outside South Asia have to pay US $ 400. The enrollment of the participants will be confirmed only after that.
Electronic, facsimile and postal submissions are acceptable. Those sending the applications by post or courier should do so to the HRPS secretariat at the following address:
South Asia** Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR)
T-26, Green Park Main
Tel: +91 11 51682841/ 42, Fax: +91 11 51682840