Diaspora Action Australia provides training opportunities for diaspora organisations promoting human rights in places of war and conflict. This includes relevant training from external sources and specifically designed workshops coordinated by Diaspora Action Australia.

These sessions combine theory and practice so participants can build their activism skills. They also provide an open space for collaboration and networking with other community organisations. 

Workshops are facilitated by people who have specialised knowledge, often through first-hand experience of conflict, and offer real-world advice about how to find practical support and resources in Australia.


From time to time, Diaspora Action Australia will also advertise training opportunities provided by external organisations that might benefit community organisations, these are listed below.

For other events, visit our events page.

Activist in Residence Programme

Three month funded fellowship - apply by 1 June 2016.  

Fellowships are for a period of 3 months, to take place between September 2016 and December 2017.


The Activist in Residence programme enables those directly engaged in work promoting justice and equality for women in conflict-affected areas to spend a period of time at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE. Activists in Residence will be working on issues such as addressing sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, peace-building, peace-keeping or local efforts to enhance women’s security or ensure women’s active and effective participation in processes for conflict prevention, management and resolution.

The Centre will prioritise applications from those working in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

What is provided?

·         Return trip to from home country (plus visa costs)

·         Three months’ accommodation in London

·         Monthly stipend for living costs

·         Where needed, the Centre will provide an allowance directly to the employer, to support the costs of covering work while an activist is at LSE

How to apply

Applications consist of an application form, a curriculum vitae and two references.