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alc-paintingPraxis International and Manavi in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the next Advocacy Learning Center class that will begin September 1, 2011.

The application deadline is July 15, 2011 and we hope you will apply!

We now have 71 programs and 188 advocates taking the course.

Here's what they are saying:

"The ALC offers the most comprehensive, compassionate, and spirited advocacy training that I have seen in many, many years."

"[It] has provided the way for advocates from across the nation and territories to connect with one another... connect and work with survivors..collaborate and learn from other social justice movements...connect our work to systems and the community in order to prevent violence... and offered us a way to renew our energy, and deepen and widen our advocacy path."

"The [training] was a life-changing experience. Our team talked about it all the way home. We are ready to do some serious social change work where we live. We've had one sexual assault prosecuted in our area in four years...we want to work with the DA on it. I can't sleep at night for thinking about the possibilities!"

This course is for community-based advocacy organizations or tribal advocacy programs. It is not a training but an 18-month course intended for programs to reflect on and strengthen their advocacy. It involves travel to three events, but primarily involves distance learning to accommodate advocates' busy schedules. OVW funded programs may use grant travel funds to attend or travel subsidies are available. We don't want funding to prevent you from applying. Programs that are not funded by OVW may also apply.

If you are interested in strengthening your advocacy for women and girls who experience violence - whether it be sexual assault, prostitution, battering or trafficking - this is a rare opportunity you won't want to miss.

Visit our website (www.praxisinternational.org) to read more or apply, and please contact us with any questions at advocacy@praxisinternational.org or 651-699-8000, ext. 16.

Applications for this class are due by July 15, 2011.

This project is supported by grant #2009-TA-AX-K030 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinion, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U. S. Department of Justice.