CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - YOUTH GROUP "FRIENDS OF DIVERSITY"

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2017

PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro Albania is a non-profit organization that works to protect and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer in Albania. The origins of our work are the mid-2000s with the activists group of Pro LGBT at CRCA Albania who first lobbied for legal advancements and created the idea of PINK Embassy. The first program began with "PINK Embassy" Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with COC Netherlands, one of the oldest LGBT organizations in the country.

With its efforts and with the support of national and international partners, on May 17th 2012, PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro Albania organized the "Festival of Diversity", the first public event in the country in an open environment. This was one of the most decisive moments for the wide recognition of LGBT cause.

From July 2016, Pink Embassy is implementing the initiative “Fighting Homophobic bullying in Albanian schools” with the support of the US Embassies Democracy Commission Small Grants Program, which aims is to address the phenomena of homophobic bullying and to raise awareness of adolescents and society on the negative consequences that homophobic bullying and harassment bring to society.

Through this call we invite all our partners from the civil society, academia, youth and young activists to nominate motivated and well-informed youth on issues related to respect for human rights in Albania. 

Pink Embassy is looking for motivated young people to become part of the Youth Group "Friends of Diversity". This group aims to lobby and advocate on the issue of human rights respect, especially the rights of LGBTI people al central and local level.

Candidates profile:

The candidate who wants to contribute voluntarily at PINK Embassy, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Age 16 to 25 years;
  • Have knowledge on human rights and related issues;
  • Demonstrate commitment to contribute to the success and prosperity of his/ her generation;
  • Invest at least 8 hours per month in this position (meetings, training, study visits, etc.).
  • Have knowledge on the LGBTI Community and national legislation on anti-discrimination;

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] and must attach:

  • Currculum Vitae
  • A brief essay answering the questions:
    • How you describe yourself?
    • What motivates you?
    • What change do you want to see in the society?

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2017 

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