Aug 24, 2018

SpeakOut! 2018 – International Human Rights Training


JOIN US FOR SPEAKOUT! 2018: Gain the knowledge to protect your rights, defend others’ and transform yourself into an agent of change

 -- 24-25 August 2018, Brussels, Belgium --

-- To apply for the training, please use this form: For all other inquiries please contact [email protected] -- 

UNPO’s unique SpeakOut! human rights training series provides concrete steps for how youth activists can use the standards, principles and methods of human rights to raise awareness for and combat entrenched discrimination, marginalization and injustice in their communities, connect with and expand the circle of allies in the larger global human rights community and enhance accountability of human rights violators. The aim of SpeakOut! is to train young activists in how to become reliable channels of human rights advocacy.

SpeakOut!  consists of a two-day programme of lectures and interactive workshops which bring together youth representatives from UNPO Members and other young human rights activists to give them necessary means and skills to be effective in incorporating human rights advocacy in their work. Using tools such as UNPO-designed study materials and case studies, participants will gain insights into a variety of issues such as the “Do’s & Don’t’s” of effective human rights advocacy, United Nations tools and mechanisms and the use of communications and social media for impactful human rights campaigns. This year’s workshop will put a particular focus on advocacy in European institution.


  • Informative lectures and interactive workshops with experienced human rights defenders
  • Gaining skills and knowledge to take action to defend human rights in international fora
  • The unique opportunity to network with other human rights activists from across the world
  • A visit to the European Parliament

SpeakOut! 2018 is taking place in the capital of the European Union, Brussels, on 24-25 August 2018.

The main target group of the event is youth aged 18-32, but older applicants will be considered. All aspects of the event will be conducted in English. A participation fee of €75 is requested to cover organizational expenses and printing of training materials, lunches for the two-days and a tour of the European Parliament. Kindly note that UNPO is unable to arrange or fund travel and accommodation. We can recommend accommodation upon request.


The deadline for applying is 25th of June 2018.