Call for applications: Course on the law on violence and discrimination against women in Goa this June

You are welcome to apply for the National Course on Contemporary Developments in the Law Relating to Violence and Discrimination against Women. This five-day training programme will be packed with sessions from some of the country’s most active human rights defenders, lawyers and civil society groups.

Who should apply?

If you’re a young lawyer, law student or social activist who intends to use the law to advance human rights, wishes to work in the field of women’s justice and fight against violence and discrimination against women, this course will equip you with the necessary skills and insight delivered first-hand from active practitioners in the field.

Participants will be selected based on their application forms and their ability to demonstrate how they would apply the lessons of the Institute. Preference will be given to young lawyers and activists who wish to work in the field of human rights and belong to minority sections and SC/STs. Participants are required to stay for the duration of the course.

How to apply

Applications must be sent by May 15, 2018 and participants will be selected on the basis of these applications. To apply online, click here. If you are unable to use the online method, download the application (Word format) and e-mail the completed form along with your CV to


Mandatory arrival date for the course is Monday, June 18, 2018. Departure will be on June 24, 2018. Participants are responsible for incurring their travel costs to and from the institute.


The fees for the five-day course will be Rs 15,000.  This covers the training, resource package, spartan accommodation and all meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available for all participants. Minorities, SC/ST and financially weak applicants may apply for concessions.  

For the selected candidates, fees must be paid on or before May 31, 2018, through a mode communicated to them after the selection process is over.

For a tentative programme, please click here.

For more details or questions, please write to

Venue — Goa