Call for proposals
Policy Paper on the Minorities and Displaced people in South Asia: Tibetan perspective

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In recent years, the particular challenges concerning the right to nationality for minorities have gained increasing recognition. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of 2017, more than 75 percent of the world’s estimated stateless population of over 10 million people belong to national or ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities. This proportion seems likely to increase significantly, as minorities and displaced people in the region are targeted by processes and legislation that may result in millions more being excluded because they are unable to prove to the satisfaction of authorities their long-standing presence in a country. As the current report reveals, South Asia—the most populous region in the world, with vast numbers of diverse minority and displaced populations—is no stranger to such issues, with recent and longstanding laws, practices and policies.

Guiding Questions:

  • Perspective on numerous national minorities in South Asia as well as displaced people – specifically the Tibetan.
  • What are their strategies?
  • Do they form (international) alliances?
  • What can minorities in South Asia and Europe learn from one another?
  • What can the EU and FNF as a community based on common values do in order to promote minority rights in South Asia?

 Structure of the paper:

  • Short assessment of the global topic/trend with regard to the region and/or in-depth analysis of the situation in the region
  • Implications and food for thought
  • Liberal policy recommendations
  • interviews
  • pictures and pictorial graph  (if applicable)

Language:

English

Length:

4.500 to 7.000 words

Timeline:

15 May – 15 October 2022

Your skills and experience:

You are a human rights practitioner or researcher on human rights, especially Tibetan issues. Extensive experience in working on the development of Tibetan rights in South Asia and Europe. You have extensive experience in Tibetan community development in both policy and practice and you specialize in Development Management.

How to apply:

Please send a recent resume/CV and a brief letter of motivation along with a list of references, a writing sample (no more than 300 words), and the draft of the table of content you would like to include in the paper and the total cost of your input to nupur.hasija@freiheit.org latest by 30 April 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be intimated. More information about us may be found at https://www.freiheit.org/south-asia