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Call for participation in training: A human rights-based approach and integrating gender aspects into policies

In line with the 2023 Work Program, supported by the European Union, LGBTI United is organizing a training session that will center on a human rights-based approach, the integration of gender aspects into policies, and inclusivity. The goal is to foster a more profound comprehension of the human rights of LGBTI individuals, women, girls, and the most marginalized communities.

Date: 29.08.2023 – 02.09.2023
Location: Struga

The realization of protecting human dignity for all human beings is at the core of the concept of human rights, placing the individual at the center of attention. This training is designed to contribute to increasing participants’ knowledge of the human rights-based approach, which is a methodological framework aiming to integrate human rights into every development program and in the provision of projects and services. As a concept, the human rights-based approach ensures significant and systematic inclusion and empowerment of the most vulnerable categories. Moreover, the training will discuss the inclusion of a gender perspective as an integral part of the policy-making process. Incorporating gender issues into mainstream policies entails (re)organizing, improving, developing, and evaluating policy-making processes, where the perspective of gender equality is incorporated into all policies, at all levels and stages, by the actors typically involved in policy-making.

By engaging in interactive workshops, lectures, and best practices, participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies for advocacy and activism that promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI individuals, women, and marginalized communities. Participants are expected to actively engage in critical thinking and analysis of their own positions and experiences, and to share their insights and learnings with others.

Who can apply:

The training sessions are open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of social and humanistic sciences, graduates, activists, and professionals working in the areas of human rights and social justice, as well as individuals who are part of the LGBTI community, feminist movements, or queer movements. LGBTI United encourages participants from diverse backgrounds and with various identities, including those who have experienced marginalization, to apply for the school.


Participation in the training is free of charge. All expenses related to travel, accommodation, meals, and program materials are covered by LGBTI United.

Application Process and Deadline:

Interested individuals should submit a brief motivation letter for participation in the training (maximum 1 page) via email to no later than August 5, 2023, with the subject line: Training Application. Applicants are expected to demonstrate dedication and attend all sessions.

Applicants will be notified of the selection results by August 10, 2023, at the latest.