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Global Rights Connection: How to Apply

Interested in applying to our next edition of Global Rights Connection? You will find all the information you need here.

STEP 1: CONTACT EQUITAS ACCOUNT

If you have already applied to another Equitas program (including if you were selected for the 2020 IHRTP) and have an account with us on ContactEquitas:

  • Send an e-mail to pifdh-ihrtp@equitas.org to inform us that you wish to apply to the 2022 program.
  • We will create an application form in your existing account and inform you when you can start filling it out.
  • To access this application form:
    • Click here to access the ContactEquitas platform
    • Please log-in using your previously created account, do NOT create a new account.
      • If you do not remember your login credentials (username and password), click on Forgot your Password?
    • Once you are logged-in to your account, read the Welcome to ContactEquitas! page carefully.
    • Click the Application Forms tab
    • Click on (select from the drop-down menu) Mes candidatures / My applications and click on GO
    • The application form for 2022 Global Rights Connections will appear. Click on the number of your application form (APP-XXXXXX)
    • It is important that you fill out this new 2022 application form. Be careful not to fill out an old form, it will not be considered.

If you have never applied to a program with Equitas and you do not have a ContactEquitas account:

  • Click here to access the ContactEquitas platform
  • Click on Sign-up to create your account
    • Select the Program Global Rights Connection/Connectons pour les droits from the drop-down menu
  • Once your account is created, Sign-In to your account
  • To access the application form:
    • Once you are logged-in to your account, read the Welcome to ContactEquitas! page carefully.
    • Click the Application Forms tab
    • Click on (select from the drop-down menu) Mes candidatures / My applications and click on GO
    • The application form for 2022 Global Rights Connections will appear. Click on the number of your application form (APP-XXXXXX)

STEP 2: APPLICATION FORM & DOCUMENTS

Once you are on your application form, there are 2 components to complete: (1) answer all the questions in the form, (2) attach the required documents to the form.

  1. To answer the questions in the application form
  • Click on the Edit button of the form
    • Fill out the first field and test the Save function to make sure your information saves. Then continue to fill out your form
    • When you are done, or before logging-out, click on the Save To avoid losing your information, save your application frequently as you fill it out
  1. To attach the required documents to your form
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Files section
  • The Files section is only visible when you are in your form and that your form is not in ” Edit ” mode. So, if you are filling out the fields of the form, click on the Save Then look for the Files section

Required Documents

  1. Two letters of references
    • Must come from 2 different organizations
    • Cannot be from the applicant’s organization
    • Should be formulated specifically with regards to the applicant’s participation in Global Rights Connection
  2. Memorandum of Agreement
    • Must be signed by (1) the applicant and (2) the director or president of the organization
  3. Brochure of the organization for which the applicant works/volunteers, describing the organization’s work

Once you have filled out all the questions and attached/uploaded the required documents, click on Save, then click on Submit. You will receive an email confirming the submission of your application. Be sure to check your junk mail folder in case the message is sent there.

Note: you do not need to fill out all of the fields of the form in one sitting. You can save the information entered into your form and come back to it later (but before the deadline of June 7, 2022!)

Watch this short Instructions Video to understand how to complete the form and to submit your documents.

The deadline to submit your application (and documents) is Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Please be sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for this program. To be eligible to participate in this training, a candidate must:

  1. Have been working in their organization for a minimum of one year.
  2. Have a role within their organization that allows them to conduct human rights education activities or influence the way in which these activities are conducted.
  3. Have a basic knowledge of international human rights principles and instruments.
  4. Be fluent in either English or French, written and spoken.
  5. Confirm their availability and willingness to actively participate in the entire training:
    • Allowing for approximately 8.5 hours per week of involvement during the 12-week training clearly communicating this commitment to colleagues in their organization)
      • 6 hours of self-led individual work (completing the online course material/modules, in preparation for each weekly live group training session), and
      • 2.5 hours of the weekly live group training sessions
    • Allowing for additional time to implement their individual plan in the 3 months following the training (timing may vary by participant; example: 30 hours over 3 months)
    • **Please note that participants must complete the self-led online weekly course material (the modules) prior to attending their weekly synchronous live group meetings
  6. Commit to passing on the knowledge, methods and perspectives learned to colleagues upon completion of the training program (via the implementation of the individual plan, prepared during the first 12-wees of the program).
  7. Be sensitive to the challenges of working in a multicultural context, respect diversity and commit to fostering an inclusive, respectful and safe space for all by adhering to the code of conduct against harassment and discrimination.