People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) is a human rights body formed in India in 1976 by socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan.
The PUCL supports grassroots movements that focus on organizing and empowering the poor rather than using state initiatives for change.
They have brought to light the cases of the bonded labourers, children in prison and violence committed against women undertrials.
PUCL, as its policy, does not accept money from any funding agency, Indian or foreign. All the expenses are met by the members, the office bearers, and the activists.
PUCL is now looking for full-time volunteers for its Jaipur based office.
The volunteer will have to perform all types of works, from daily administrative tasks to human rights interventions to conducting research and writing for policy level changes.
In the past, graduates from NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata and other prominent colleges have volunteered for PUCL. The experience has not only converted them into life-long human rights activists, but has also helped them secure prestigous human rights’ fellowships and secure admissions in top LLM abroad programs.
The prospective volunteer must be a graduate, have a keen interest in human rights issues and should be able to take care of all the related expenses (housing, food, travel) him/herself.
The minimum duration of volunteership is 1 month, though volunteers applying for a long duration (6 months-1 year) will be preferred.
To apply send in a 2 page long CV and a cover letter explaining clearly about your interests in human rights to [email protected]. The email should contain your phone number, the name of your college and the course you are studying in, the exact dates for which you intend to volunteer.
Only serious candidates should apply.