DTP Community

Since 1990, DTP has grown into a community that brings together DTP alumni, trainers, partners and supporters for human rights in Asia and the Pacific. Programs are held in partnership with alumni and their organisations and alumni return to teach on DTP’s courses. Trainers donate their time and share their expertise. DTP’s loyal supporters invest in supporting the individuals who are at the heart of human rights movements.

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DTP Alumni Profile

Laddawan is a DTP alumna and prominent Thai human rights advocate whose leadership on human rights and democracy spans several decades, including distinguished service as a former Secretary General of Thailand’s Law Reform Commission of Thailand, Vice Chairperson of Political Development Council and former Chairperson of Amnesty International in Thailand. She attended one of the first DTP programs and is currently working for democracy in Myanmar and Thailand.
We pay tribute to DTP friend and supporter Jim Hart
Indonesian alumni Sabela Gayo and Yotam Wakum visited the Diplomacy Training Program sharing about their current work in Indonesia which is focused on alternative dispute resolution
DTP Alumni Profile

Anselmo is one of the Asia’s most prominent and experienced human rights advocates, with decades of experience and contributions to human rights and civil society movements in Asia. He is Regional Coordinator at the Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD), board member at the May 18 Memorial Foundation in Gwangju, Korea, and an adjunct professor at Kyunghee, SungKongHoe and Ajou University teaching about human rights and SDGs, global governance and NGOs.
DTP Alumni Profile

Renuga is a young Australian human rights defender and 3rd year law student who is passionate about Tamil refugee rights and the rights of culturally and linguistically diverse community members in Australia. Renuga is also a spokesperson for the Australian Tamil Refugee Council and volunteers for DTP.
We pay tribute to DTP trainer and friend Virginia Dandan.
DTP Alumni Profile

Anelyn attended the first DTP program in Sydney in 1990. She has over 30 years of experience defending and promoting human rights in Asia, with her current advocacy focus the rights of children. She also helped establish Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Myanmar).
Report from DTP's Pacific Alumni Workshop in Nadi, Fiji, June 2023.
DTP Alumni Profile

Ravi is the International President of the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS/MIEC) Pax Romana. In this role, he supports and nurtures young people to be involved in making change, and offering solidarity.
Participants getting ready for Solidarity Night, 27th Annual DTP program, Timor-Leste
Report of DTP's survey of alumni seeking information and views on DTP alumni networking, August 2023

Alumni

Since 1990, DTP has trained over 3250 human rights defenders and community advocates from over 90 countries from across the Asia-Pacific and MENA region. These DTP alumni go on to work for human rights in different ways and over many years. Their work stretches over decades of human rights advocacy in the region.

Trainers

DTP’s trainers include respected and experienced human rights academics and practitioners. Their pro-bono contributions affirm the value they see in building the skills and knowledge of those who are defending and promoting human rights in their societies. DTP alumni are welcomed back as trainers. DTP is profoundly grateful to all those who contribute to its programs for their generosity in sharing their knowledge and experience.

Partners

DTP works in partnership with other organisations that share DTP’s commitment to investing in building the knowledge, skills and networks of human rights defenders and their organisations. DTP’s partners provide guidance on training needs and strategy, course participants, content and logistics.

Participants getting ready for Solidarity Night, 27th Annual DTP program, Timor-Leste

Funders

DTP relies on project grants, philanthropic support from individuals and foundations, and training fee income to provide practical training to committed and courageous individuals working on the frontline of efforts to build societies that respect human dignity and human rights.

In Memoriam

DTP remembers with appreciation those individuals who have contributed to the work of DTP and to building movements for human rights and dignity in different ways.

Jim Hart
Jim Hart
Australia
Virginia Dandan
Virginia Dandan
Philippines
Garth-Nettheim-03
Emeritus Professor Garth Nettheim AO
Australia
Patrick Lombaia
Patrick Lombaia
Papua New Guinea