Application for Member Initiated Action Team




1. MIAT Policy

Member Initiated Action Teams (MIAT) provide members of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) with the opportunity to initiate their own teams around human rights topics that interest them so that members can learn from one another, collaborate across constituency and region, and take action. These MIATs can be started by completing the brief form below. MIAT applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Coordinating Center staff will follow up with any questions and decisions will be made within 30 days of receipt of the MIAT application request. Groups are expected to renew each year by providing an annual update.

The Member Initiated Action Teams must:

  • Agree to USHRN’s mission, principles and goals
  • Be initiated and maintained by at least two organizations and a core team of at least five interested individual members
  • Be led by members of the USHRN
  • Encourage collaboration across constituency, region, as well as issue areas
  • Participate in and report out during USHRN Bi-Monthly Member Calls

Members of active MIATS can request the following type of assistance from USHRN’s Coordinating Center:

  • Access to general listserv
  • Posting events and announcements on USHRN website
  • Priority in placing events and announcements in the USHRN newsletter
  • Help coordinating the first MIAT meeting (additional meetings are the responsibility of members to coordinate)
  • Request for up to $1500 each year by completing the Funding Request Form


2. After you have read the above policy, click here to access the online Application Form