A Swedish training programme on LGBT and Human Rights is calling for applications from South Africa and other African countries.

The aim of the training programme is to empower participants in the following areas: knowledge concerning LGBT and Human Rights; skills to plan and implement projects successfully; skills to work successfully with advocacy; access to sustainable networks supporting their work.

The Advanced International Training Programme on LGBT and Human Rights takes place in Stockholm, Sweden in two parts. Part 1 runs from October 17 to November 4 and Part 2 runs from May 21 to 25, 2012. The costs of the programme, accommodation and international travel to and from Sweden are covered by the programme.

The training, financed by the Swedish International development cooperation Agency (Sida), is carried out by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) in institutional partnership with the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL).

This year’s training is open only for application by candidates from the following African countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The participants can be: NGO representatives working with LGBT or rights issues as well as decision makers and public opinion builders, e.g. at ministerial or other political levels who have influence on policies and programmes, legislative processes, human rights, and values in society related to sexuality, sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more information on the training programme, click here. For the application form, click here. Application closing date is April 8th, 2011.

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