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This compendium aims to serve as a comprehensive guide for civil society actors engaging in the third cycle of the UPR and is presented in four parts. Part 1 offers a concise introduction to the UPR. Following this, Part 2 provides an up to date guide for civil society on how best to engage with the UPR. Part 3 offers advice, and examples of best practices, for strengthening national CSO coalitions, specifically relating to the UPR. Finally, Part 4 provides non-state actors in the UPR with a resources toolkit for engagement.

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The aim of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.

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Organization logo: EQUITAS

Based in Montreal, Equitas is Canada’s most recognized and active human rights education organization. We work for the advancement of equality, social justice and respect for human dignity through transformative education programs. In the last 50 years, we have reached over 3.2 million people worldwide.

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The Jordanian Civic Activist Toolkit II is designed to share with Jordan’s civic activists and organizations a rich selection of Jordanian advocacy campaigns from a wide range of civil society organizations initiatives that took place between 2014 and 2018 with support from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support program (CIS) (2013 – 2018). The toolkit includes a number of human rights-based advocacy case studies representing different themes addressing national and local issues.

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The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity, and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders (HRDs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.

Emergency assistance applications can be submitted in English, Arabic, French, Chinese, Farsi, and Spanish.

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