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France: Some Contradictions between Gender Equality Policy and Practice

FRIDAY FILE: Three months after the enactment of the Framework Law for true Equality between Women and Men in France, AWID spoke to women’s and LGBTQI rights activists about the various components of French policy on gender equality, to learn more about its limitations.


Generic Vacancy Announcement - Gender Talent Groups, P-4/P-5

Gender and Development Specialists at the P-4 level and Senior Gender Development Specialists at the P-5 level who will ensure the technical excellence and quality of programmatic work on gender equality undertaken by UNICEF offices in the field.

Deadline:           December 1, 2014

Location:          UNICEF's New York Headquarters

Organization:    UNICEF


Program Officer - Women's Rights Program (WRP)

The program officer will play an important role in developing the new Women’s Rights Program strategy; stay abreast of the fields, identifying opportunities for funding and other engagement with partners;; and represent the program externally.

Deadline:          Open util filled

Location:           New York, NY

Organization:    Open Society Foundations


ISIS Releases Sickening Video Clip Showing Syrian Woman Being Stoned to Death by Group of Men - including Her Own Father

This article, published by The Daily Mail on October 21st 2014, talks about how Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq have released a sickening video of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men - including her own father. 


An Advocacy Brief: Post 2015 Development Agenda

This brief, made possible through the generous support of Anonymous and the Ford Foundation, discusses the influences of religious fundamentalism on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women.


AWID takes stock of the post-2015 process so far

The 69thsession of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 69) that took place in New York in September addressed proposals for a post-2015 development agenda. Achievements and challenges of the MDGs aside, we need to make the case for robust and transformatory change in the Post 2015 Development Agenda also noting that the international community is different - there are new and powerful actors in the room, with  private sector and business having a bigger role than before. 


Program Associate for Advocacy & Communications

The Program Associate will liaise with WLP's partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of grassroots training workshops and training of trainer institutes.

Deadline:         December 31, 014

Location:         Washington, DC

Organization:  Women's Learning Partnership   


Program Officer - Open Places Initiative (OPI)

The program officer will serve as part of a four person team carrying out the grantmaking, monitoring, assessment, technical assistance, convening, and educational activities of the Open Places Initiative.

Deadline:           November 24, 2014

Location:           New York, NY

Organization:     Open Society Foundations


Senior Program Officer

The senior program officer will focus on strategy development, grantmaking, and operational efforts to strengthen women’s organizations and movements and promote economic justice for women.

Deadline:           Open until filled

Location:           New York, NY

Organization:    Open Society Foundations


Syrian Women Working for Peace and Political Action

Syrian women filled the conference room and lobby of a hotel in this border city for one week in late August this year. They were the focus of a “Space for Collaboration” workshop, providing networking and training to women working on political solutions to the Syrian civil war. A majority of the women were civil society activists — who work outside governmental and military structures at strengthening communities and civil institutions — and in Syria they are insistent advocates for peace.



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