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Workshops and Training Opportunities

WO=MEN fights for support of women's organizations. We do this through our lobby-activities, but also by providing information. Below you will find an overview of different workshops and training opportunities. Note: this page is for informational purposes. The workshops shown here are not managed or given by WO=MEN.

Free online training 
Find here a list of the best, free online humanitarian training in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection.

Scholarships (among others): training on advocacy and policy influencing and training on gender mainstreaming in development.

Cyber Secure The Hague: Free Cybersecurity Tools and Advice for NGOs
With over 500 cyber attacks on NGOs since 2016, it’s more important than ever to make your NGO cyber resilient. Threats to NGOs include targeting by foreign governments and cyber criminals. While the City of The Hague provides cybersecurity assistance to international organisations, extending these resources to all local NGOs is challenging. To meet this need, the CyberPeace Institute, DIVD, and The Hague Humanity Hub are all joining forces to help more NGOs become cyber secure.

Interested? For more information, or to enroll, please contact

Rainbow Advocacy Programme

RFSL, the Swedish Federation for LGBTQI rights, has launched the call for applications for the fourth cycle of the Rainbow Advocacy Program 2024 – 2025. Applications are open until 10 March 2024. 

RAP is a 13-month-long fellowship for LGBTIQ+ activists from the Global South and East to learn, network, collaborate and gain hands-on experience in UN advocacy.    The program is visionary as well as unique in its approach as it combines both the human rights and the development frameworks, with the latter focusing on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more and apply here

(English) Amnesty International - Free online courses
Amnesty International's Human Rights Education team offers two new online courses to combat gender-based violence. 
The first course, "Combatting Gender-based Violence Online," takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Polish. It covers the impact of technology on gender-based violence and the importance of creating safe and inclusive online spaces. 
The second course, "Confronting and Countering Gender-based Violence," takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and is available in English, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovenian, and Polish. Through real-world examples and interactive activities, learners will explore the root causes, impacts, and consequences of gender-based violence. 
Both courses are free and accessible to learners of all backgrounds and experience levels! 

University of Groningen - Free online Dutch course available

Now that the influx of Ukrainian refugees to the Netherlands is increasing, the Language Centre of the University of Groningen would like to meet the need that may arise among this group to learn the Dutch language. It has therefore decided to make the free online beginners' course 'Introduction to Dutch' permanently available for the time being. This means that anyone can start the course at any time.
The course lasts three weeks and is intended for anyone who wants to learn Dutch. Subjects such as introducing yourself and telling about family, friends, work or study are covered and short films give an impression of living in the Netherlands. You can register for free here.

This fellowship supports outstanding civic innovators—leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change and addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. The program selects 20 community-minded rising stars from around the world for a two-year, non-residential program, designed to amplify the impact of their work and inspire a wave of civic innovation. The non-residential Obama Fellowship offers hands-on training, resources, and leadership development to help Fellows scale the impact of their work. Fellows participate in four multi-day gatherings where they collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow pursues a personalized plan to leverage the Fellowship experience to take their work to the next level. More information here.

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