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CAHR welcomes as fellows its largest ever intake of human rights defenders

Posted on 11 January 2013

The Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk that has been run by the Centre since 2008 has so far this academic year welcomed ten human rights defenders as visiting fellows.

The Centre for Applied Human Rights has in this academic year welcomed altogether ten fellows from as many countries. The fellows stay at the Centre for periods ranging from three to six months, participating in the Centre's academic life, networking, and conducting advocacy activities. The time spent at the University of York is a time for reflection on their human rights work.

This year's fellows come from Bangladesh, Honduras, Iran, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe. Their work ranges from international human rights advocacy to grassroots youth mobilisation for social justice, from violence against women to LGBT rights.

The Centre hosts a public lecture series titled "Learning from Human Rights Defenders" which gives an opportunity for University students and faculty as well as the local public to hear more about front line human rights work. To learn more about the lecture series, follow the CAHR events page.