IDREAM: Capacity Building for Human Rights Defenders Living in Exile

CVT is accepting applications from Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) living in exile to participate in a dynamic capacity development and mentoring fellowship called “IDREAM.”

IDREAM (Incubator for Defenders Remaining in Exile to Advance Movements) is a collaborative and global capacity development project designed to help address the unique needs of HRDs living in exile.

IDREAM will provide training and networking activities with the goals of: advancing advocacy efforts, promoting HRD’s psychosocial resilience and well-being, and improving exiled HRD’s physical and digital security. At the end of the selection process, 10 partner HRDs living in exile around the world will be invited to join IDREAM.


  • IDREAM invites interested HRDs living in exile outside of their home country or internally displaced within their home country to apply online for this fellowship
  • Applicants must have an established commitment to and track record of activism or advocacy.
  • Applicants must be living in exile from their established residence (country or city/town/district of residence) due to their activism or advocacy work. Competitive applicants will have been living in exile for at least 10 months at the time of application.
  • Applications must be written in English.

Grant size: $31,000

Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Human Rights & Democracy
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