Working together to advance human rights

DTP Community

The Diplomacy Training Program works in partnership with NGOs and movements investing together to provide practical advocacy training to human rights defenders. The DTP community is made up of DTP partners, alumni, trainers and supporters.

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Training

DTP’s courses build the knowledge, skills and networks of human rights defenders, Indigenous peoples rights’ advocates and their organisations. It is a powerful investment in individuals and human rights movements.

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Impact

DTP’s impact is best seen in the work of over 3,250 of its alumni. DTP alumni are working every day in over 90 countries for the promotion and protection of human rights.

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Working together to advance human rights

DTP Community

The Diplomacy Training Program works in partnership with NGOs and movements investing together to provide practical advocacy training to human rights defenders. The DTP community is made up of DTP partners, alumni, trainers and supporters.

READ MORE

Training

DTP’s courses build the knowledge, skills and networks of human rights defenders, Indigenous peoples rights advocates and their organisations. It is a powerful investment in individuals and human rights movements.

READ MORE

Impact

DTP’s impact is best seen in the work of its 3,000 plus alumni. DTP Alumni are working every day in over 90 countries for the promotion and protection of human rights.

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Upcoming Programs and Events

Participants at Australian HC in KL - MW program
Online Program

10th November - 8th December, 2022

This program will focus on enabling Human Right Defenders (HRDs) advocating for Indigenous people’s rights in Asia Pacific countries to engage with the diplomats of countries that have policies on human rights defenders and the rights of Indigenous people.
Myanmar
Mahidol University, Bangkok

2023

This program, launched in ongoing solidarity with those working for human rights, peace and democracy in Myanmar, is intended to be a practical contribution to their work at this time of human rights and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. It is targeted at Myanmar diaspora advocates and their partners working in solidarity in ASEAN countries.
HR and People's Diplomacy
Bangkok, Thailand

23rd January - 3rd February, 2023

This annual, comprehensive human rights and advocacy course is the longest established human rights training program held in the region. It builds knowledge of international human rights standards and the UN system and skills in strategic advocacy. The program will build practical links between advocates in the region.
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Sydney, Australia

28 February - 1 March 2023

A 2-day intensive training program to build knowledge and understanding of the CRC, the Australian reporting process to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee), with a focus on implementation of the Committee’s Concluding Observations (Recommendations) and Australia’s next report.
UN
Online Program

2023

This new program will build the capacity of community advocates and human rights defenders in the Pacific and Asia to engage effectively with a key UN human rights accountability mechanism – the UN Human Rights Special Procedures (SPs).

Latest News and Activity

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In this issue we have updates on upcoming DTP programs, news from alumni in the region and profile DTP trainer Lucy Geddes and alumna Sokunthy Ros.
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15 participants came together from across Australia for an intensive training program on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Melbourne.
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DTP brought together participants to facilitate the exchange of views among Asian CSOs and human rights advocates on how best to use capacity building & training to support and build human rights and democracy movements in the region.
Webinar
25th August, 2022 5.30pm AEST
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Diplomacy Training Program in partnership with La Trobe Asia, Jubilee Australia Research Centre, Monash Gender Peace and Security Centre and Centre for Policy Alternative (CPA), co-hosted a webinar to discuss Sri Lanka's ongoing unprecedented humanitarian and human rights crisis.
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Lucy trained in a unique DTP online training program on human rights leadership to influence policy for Indonesian rights advocates. She is a human rights lawyer who leads the Asylum Seekers’ Rights project at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).
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Sokunthy is the Cambodia country coordinator of Focus on the Global South (FGS). She is passionate about enabling grassroots advocacy and action and works closely with Cambodian farmers and women textile workers

I would definitely recommend any of DTP’s training programs, the networking is priceless, the opportunities endless and the quality of staff and training — spot on.

Abbey Shillingford, Senior Legal Officer at National Native Title Tribunal, Australia
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