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By early September: Online application submission is available
November 1, 2013: Nomination deadline
December 6, 2013: Application deadline
December 2013 – January 2014: Review of applications and research on candidates
February 2014: Selection committee meetings to select final candidates
Late February – Early March 2014: Phone interviews with finalists
April 15, 2014: Decision notification to all applicants
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The Oak Institute, based in Maine, is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the 2014 Oak Human Rights Fellowship. We seek a frontline human rights activist who works on issues relating to gender. The activist will come from outside the United States and will take up residence at Colby College in the fall of 2014.
In this call, we are looking for activists focused on the theme of gender and human rights, which may have to do with women but may also involve men (and masculinity) and sexual minorities. We invite nominations particularly from those working on sexual and reproductive rights, gender empowerment and education, human and sexual trafficking, activism against gender-based violence, gender- and sexual-based asylum, or gender and environmental rights. We especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in on-the-ground work at some level of personal risk and are in need of respite.