GYC’s WINTER DELEGATION TO RWANDA:
Dates of Delegation: December 28, 2014 – January 12, 2015
Age Range: 18-35 (Student/Professional)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Program tuition: $2,250
To apply: visithttp://globalyouthconnect.org/apply.html
20 years after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the country has undergone a remarkable transformation. Yet critical human rights questions remain. During this GYC delegation, international participants will join with young Rwandan human rights activists to learn about human rights achievements and challenges in Rwanda, and to take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad.
Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings, and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn about and act on numerous key human rights issues in Rwanda, including (but not limited to): gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI populations, historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees, domestic workers, poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice, freedom of expression and the arts. In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will examine the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its legacy has impacted the country and its people, and also how the country is attempting to rebuild today.
More information: http://globalyouthconnect.org