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Deputy Head, Gender and Security Division

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Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: DCAF

The Deputy Head will provide daily management and oversight of the Gender and Security Division’s diverse policy and research portfolio related to gender equality in security sector governance and reform.

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Advocacy Advisor!

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Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: SRI

Candidate Profile

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in legal and policy analysis and advocacy on human rights, including reproductive and sexual rights issues
  • A minimum of 5 years working for an NGO in the global south on reproductive and sexual rights issues
  • A degree in a related field such as: Human Rights or Law (an advanced degree would be considered an asset)
  • Strong knowledge of global and regional human rights mechanisms and instruments and experience of using these to advance sexual and reproductive rights

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Senior Law & Policy Officer

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Location: London, UK

Organization: Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)

The Senior Law and Policy Officer will be involved in all aspects of FLEX’s project delivery, including planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. 

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Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management

Deadline: 4 and 19 September 2017

The Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice.

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Talking Peace Festival - Volunteers

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Location: London

Organization: International Alert

An opportunity to be part of a friendly and busy team that delivers an innovative cultural festival.

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How to transform EU trade policy to protect women’s rights

This paper critically examines contemporary European Union (EU) trade policy from a feminist perspective. It argues that current EU external trade policy is fundamentally harmful to the human rights of women, men and children and to the preservation of our planet.

In Breakaway Abkhazia, Revived Traditions Put Women on the Edge

SUKHUMI, Abkhazia — Here in the Caucasus region, hugging the Black Sea, this is what the capital of the small breakaway territory of Abkhazia looks like, more than 20 years after severing from Georgia: a city in tatters with abandoned buildings lining the streets and bullet holes still pockmarking the facades.

Source: PassBlue

Launch of EU Project: Working with Healthcare Organizations to Support Elderly Female Victims of Abuse (WHOSEFVA)

Elder abuse is a worldwide concern that touches on human rights, gender equality, domestic violence and population ageing. The feminization of aging and its consequences is troubling, particularly given that older women as a group experience unique and com pounding disadvantages.

Source: Working with Healthcare Organizations to Support Elderly Female Victims of Abuse (WHOSEFVA)

Professional development programme for gender trainers

This six-month certified programme, offered by KIT and UN Women Training Centre, aims to

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Building community around women’s rights: feminist philanthropy in Serbia

Becoming agents of change for women’s rights in Serbian society requires creativity in building connections and solidarity. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Funding for Human Rights.

Source: Open Democracy