The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) and Minority Rights Group International (MRG) will convene a residential training seminar on advocacy, human rights, and the freedom of religion or belief.
The NCEASL, for over two decades, through its Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) has worked to advance the freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka through training and education, research and documentation, and advocacy and lobbying.
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is a leading international human rights organisation working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the world. MRG campaigns with over 130 partners in over 60 countries and has over 40 years’ experience in working with non-dominant ethnic, religious and linguistic communities.
The programme will comprise an in-depth training on the documentation of human rights violations, domestic and international human rights mechanisms, advocacy means and methods and the use of new media for advocacy.
The training will take place from the 23rd to 26th May 2016 and will be open to 20 participants from Sri Lanka. The selection will reflect a gender and regional balance, as well as a balance between the communities represented. The organisers will cover the cost of travel, accommodation and meals; any additional expenses will be borne by the participants.
In line with this training, the organisers will also offer an opportunity for participants to apply for a small grant of up to GBP 1250.00 to implement their own local-level campaigns to advocate for the rights of religious minorities.
Postal address: 95, Galle Road, Dehiwela
For any further information please contact Yamini Ravindran / Annouchka Wijesinghe on (+94)-011-5511358/9