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Training on Academic Research
In Human Rights and Peace and Conflict
Organized by the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN)
In collaboration with
Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Gadjah Mada University
Centre for Human Rights Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia
Dates: 24-28 October 2011
Venue: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) announces the call for applications to the Training on Academic Research in Human Rights and Peace and Conflict. The training is organized to enhance knowledge and deepen understanding of researching human rights, peace and conflict issues in Southeast Asian countries through collaborative research.

The training intends to bring together thirty (30) emerging researchers (academic and NGO based) and/or graduate students who are currently conducting research on human rights in Southeast Asia. Participants must be attached to an institution working on human rights in a research capacity, or be a graduate student researching human rights. Full and partial scholarships are available for SEA nationals based in SEA. Applicants are invited to submit an application including a research proposal on issues concerning:

  1. Challenges to human rights and peace in Southeast Asia
  2. Rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups
  3. Gender, sexuality and women’s rights
  4. ASEAN and human rights
  5. Development, environment and non-state actors
  6. Human rights and democracy
  7. Migrants, refugees and stateless persons
  8. Other issues of high relevant to human rights in SEA

Workshop participants will gain an understanding of how to develop and design research projects specifically for human rights and peace and conflict issues. These include data collection on, researching on sensitive issues, research and advocacy, and human rights and peace and conflict theory in research. Through an intensive training with experts from the region the participants will develop their capacity to undertake accurate and effective research which contributes to the realization of rights in South East Asia.

Interested applicants are encouraged to fill in the application form attached to this mail. Forms are also available at Applications should be sent to by 23 September 2011. Participants will be notified by 7 October 2011.

Jeffry P. Acaba
Action for Health Initiatives, (ACHIEVE) Inc. 
162A Sct. Fuentebella Ext., Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. (+632) 4146130 | Fax. (+632) 4266147 | Mobile. +639175134217

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