TMP is an innovative project that provides training and mentorship to youth who are ambitious about serving in different jobs available in the field of human rights. In implementing the project, Euro-Med Monitor adopts the training-mentorship-production (TMP) model, where participants first receive training, then get linked with experts serving as their mentors, and finally are encouraged to utilize their skills and connections to contribute to the advancement of human rights in different ways, while continuing to receive expert advice and close mentorship aiding their professional development.
What they do
Participants may come up with project proposals to tackle a human rights problem, a report to investigate and expose violations, a story challenging the inhumane quantification of suffering, a fundraising campaign to support a specific human rights cause, and many others. It is an ideal opportunity for critically aware and language-savvy college students and recent graduates wishing to develop professional expertise in a diversity of roles.
The youth-led and -founded organization, Euro-Med Monitor, provides training and mentorship in three key human rights professional areas not covered anywhere in academic institutions or training centers in Gaza, and they are:
- Human rights research methodology,
- Analytical, investigative and reporting skills; and
- Innovative advocacy communication practices.
How it goes
Once our interns are selected, they join the team of the organization and have access to its office and facilities. Upon selection, they choose two human rights issues of particular interest to them, and spend their internship period researching each. This research culminates in filling gaps of unawareness about under-reported human rights issues. During this period, they get linked with human rights lawyers, mainly from Europe, who have special expertise in the trainees' chosen area of interest. These lawyers supervise the trainees' research, providing advice both on meeting international standards and on choosing specific targets of advocacy.