THE Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime is calling for applications from interested and eligible candidates for a landmark edition of its Resilience Fellowship that offers support and opportunities to a cohort of individuals from around the world.
The Resilience Fellowship was launched in May at the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) in Vienna to build a platform for cross-sectoral, global, and interdisciplinary collaboration between civil society actors, journalists, human-rights activists and others working to counter the effects of organized crime.
Thus, it welcomes applications from individuals of any gender, ethnicity, age, religion, or any other defining factor, who work in communities affected by organised crime.
With the theme “Disappearances Related to Organized Crime”, the fellows are expected to combine their various perspectives in the development of collaborative outputs for one year in areas including killings by organised crime groups, missing migrants, human trafficking, harvesting of human organs and unaccountable detentions
Explaining the theme, the Resilience Fund said that disappearances have been used to politically or criminally repress those who speak and act against human rights abuses.
“This global issue is prevalent around the world, making it a relevant and extremely important theme to many potential Fellows.
“Each fellow will receive $15,000 to be executed with no other limitation than the principles of professionalism, integrity and transparency, the proposal presented in the application form, the terms and conditions of the Fellowship agreement, and the implementation of collaborative actions with other fellows,” it stated.
The Fellowship that will run between January 15 and December 31, 2020, outlined the selection criteria to include participants should be from developing countries or countries disproportionately affected by organized crime and
“Participants should ideally work closely within communities severely affected by disappearances related to organized crime, or have strong ties within them, and should have ongoing or established projects or engagement,” it added as a criterion.
Deadline for application is November 15, 2019. For more information on how to apply, click here.