Call for Applications: OHCHR LGBTI Fellowship

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) invites new applications for a Fellowship Programme for LGBTI people. This year, the fellowship is open to trans candidates and will be based in OHCHR headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Fellowship will run for 7 months and will be hosted within the Women’s Rights and Gender Section.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the research and analysis of patterns of human rights violations affecting trans people
  • Support the implementation of the UN Free & Equal campaign by contributing to the development of public information materials
  • Support increased engagement of civil society organizations and human rights defenders working in this field with UN human rights mechanisms including treaty bodies, special procedures and the Universal Periodic Review
  • Contribute to the drafting of media releases, newspaper articles, web stories, correspondence, reports, briefing notes, talking points and speeches.
  • Contribute to the implementation of OHCHR activities related to the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people.
  • Contribute to the broader understanding of gender, which is inclusive of trans and gender non-conforming people, within the overall work of the Section on gender integration.

Application process

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