Project Code: STATE-USA-DRL-38
|Project Title||Creating a Culture of Inclusion – Compiling Facts “On the Ground”|
|Project Summary||Protect the rights of people with disabilities internationally by building a global database of credible news reports regarding neglect and abuse of marginalized communities, including individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTI community, and indigenous communities.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||3|
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor leads the State Department’s comprehensive strategy to promote and protect human rights internationally. As part of our foreign policy, the United States works to identify and mitigate cases of violence, abuse, and discrimination against marginalized populations, including persons with disabilities, LGBTI persons, and indigenous communities. Such human rights violations against are not simply unjust – they also hinder economic development, limit democracy, and erode societies.
This project seeks to identify reported incidents and events where persons with disabilities, LGBTI persons, and members of indigenous communities experience violence, abuse, discrimination; are subject to nationality laws; and/or are denied or limited in their access to education and health care. Selected interns will review news sources as well as reports or other publications promulgated by reputable organizations or international/multilateral bodies such as the UN or WHO, and provide a weekly report of findings.
Interns should indicate region of focus based on interests, experience, and/or language skills: Europe, Western Hemisphere, East Asia and the Pacific, South and Central Asia, Africa, and the Near East and North Africa.