Call for applications - holistic security workshop for LGBTI organisations, collectives and networks from Asia


Call for Applications
Holistic security Workshop for LGBTI organisations, collectives and networks from Asia[1]

ILGA World is organising a holistic security workshop focusing on psychosocial and bodily well-being for LGBTI human right defenders and their organisations. The workshop is open to applicants from LGBTI organisations, collectives and networks that serve and are led by LGBTI people across the Asian region, as well as LGBTI individuals involved in human rights organising across Asia. The initiative falls under the mechanism that the European Union Human Rights Defenders instrument has established to protect activists at high risk, facing the most difficult situations worldwide. For further information about the mechanism, please visit 

Holistic security workshop for LGBTI organisations, collectives and networks from Asia

This holistic security workshop will offer participants a shared space to discuss psychological and physical health, threats and needs, increase the awareness around mental and physical impacts of engagement in the LGBTI movement, prevention of burnout, and to learn various ways to recognise and deal with these personally, as well as organisationally. The objective is to provide support and key learnings that will strengthen and sustain the LGBTI movement as well as individual activism.

The workshop will be facilitated by two persons from the region who have substantial knowledge and experience in the field.

This call is directed towards Asian LGBTI activists who are either members or volunteers in a LGBTI organisation, collective or network or are working to advance human rights of LGBTI persons in Asia, who wish to learn about and practice holistic security.  Participants of the workshop are expected to serve the mandate to share the skills and knowledge acquired in this workshop with their colleagues, partners and community in their own localities. Some priority will be given to ILGA member organisations, marginalized groups and those working in rural areas. 

The workshop will take place in South Korea (exact location to be decided) from August 26-29, 2019, with arrival on August 25 and departure in the evening of August 29. The training will be based on interactive learning methods and it will require a high level of active participation by all participants. Therefore, the size of the group is limited to 20 participants.

The selected participants will be provided with flight, accommodation, meals, transportation, health insurance and per diem to attend the training.


Who can apply

We welcome activists from LGBTI organisations, networks and collectives from Asia who are serving and are led by LGBTI persons as well as LGBTI individuals involved in human rights organising across Asia.

Those interested to attend this workshop are expected to share learned skills with fellow colleagues and/or associates and allies. After the workshop we will follow-up with support and encouragement as you continue to practice and implement the knowledge gained from the workshop. 

Applicants are not required to have previous knowledge in the holistic security approach. Applicants are required to be comfortable communicating in English. ILGA will not have the capacity to offer interpretation or translation at the event or in the materials.


Application process

At this first step, complete the application form here. If selected, we will send another survey to collect further information about your needs and interests in the workshop.
The application should be sent in English.

Click on this link
for the application form

Please submit your application by June 14, 2019, 23.59 ICT (GMT +7)

Only selected participants will be notified by June 21st.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Projects Officer, Senka Juzbasic at


[1] Asia will be defined on the Asian region of ILGA, excluding the Pacific and Central Asia. The region comprises Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and Yemen

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