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Webinars on career development and wellbeing in the human rights sector

Are you a current EMA student or EMA Alumni, especially a recent graduate? Are you wondering how to take the first step in beginning your career? Are you looking for tips on how to look after your wellbeing while working in Human Rights and humanitarian settings?

If so, our series of free webinars on career development and wellbeing in the human rights sector might be for you.

From Wednesday the 17th of March, the EMAlumni Association will be running 3 consecutive webinars, aimed at helping you begin, and navigate a career in this dynamic, but sometimes challenging sector.

The webinars will be delivered by EMA Alumni, working in various areas throughout the sector. The structure of the webinars will be as follows:

Date Theme Speaker
17th March
19.00-20.50 CET
Taking the first step: Possibilities within the human rights career and practical tips on entering the workforce. Fionnuala Flynn (Graduate 2014 with experience in NGO field work, project management and mentoring)

Gabriel Alves de Faria (Graduate 2013, EMAlumni Secretary-General with experience in UN field work and NGO management)

Adam Jacobi Moller (Graduate 2007, President of the EMAlumni Association with experience in the UN and EU in the field, and on arts and human rights)

24th March
19.00-20.50 CET
CV clinic: How to get the most out of your experience.

Job search and tips from a recent graduate, including on the EU.

Sara Melkko (Graduate 2004, senior recruiter and headhunter)

Nona Mohammadi Imir (Graduate 2020 and recently selected for the Blue Book traineeship)

31st March
19.00-20.50 CET
Mental health and wellbeing: How to manage stress and promote resilience, with special attention to humanitarian settings. Dr Aine Travers (Graduate 2014, Research Fellow /Psychology, Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin)

To secure your place, please register at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/emalumni-association-career-development-and-wellbeing-webinars-tickets-144402550917. Please note that you should register for each webinar you wish to attend. We are limited to 100 spaces. However, we will aim to provide further webinars if there is sufficient interest. If you have any questions, write to gabriel@emalumni.org .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Human Rights Defenders Cluster

The cluster aimed to contribute, from a practice-oriented perspective, to the academic programme of the E.MA. Many alumni have worked as human rights defenders or with organisations and institutions that work to promote and protect the work of defenders and the space within which they operate. The cluster looks at the legal and policy frameworks, studies a number of in-depth case studies and includes a practical exercise.

(Kersty McCourt, Mark McGinty and Antonia Barradas in 2017)

The Human Rights Defenders Cluster is no longer taking place because the EMA Programe decided to develop new activities, such as the Practical Skills Seminar.