Winter Human Rights Delegation - Rwanda
Dates: Dec 28, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015
Level: Student/Professional (ages 18-35)
Program Tuition: $2250 (does not include airfare and some meals)
Scholarships: GYC will offer at least one $200 tuition reduction scholarship available to participants who have already enrolled in the program and paid their deposit.
Regular Decision Deadline: October 15
20 years after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the country has undergone a remarkable transformation. Yet critical human rights questions remain.
During this GYC delegation, International participants from around the world will join with Rwandan peers to explore the human rights situation in Rwanda (and the world) and to take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad.
Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings, and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn and act on numerous key human rights issues in Rwanda, including but not limited
to: gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI populations, historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees, domestic workers, poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice, freedom of expression and the arts.
In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will examine the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its legacy has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth, and also how the country is attempting to rebuild today.