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Managing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies. In-Person Training 2017

Deadline: 19 February 2017

United Nations Population Fund and International Medical Corps are currently accepting applications from emerging GBV specialists for the 2017 seven-day, in-person training titled ‘Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies Training Course’ scheduled for May 2017.

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Recording: Online debate on Unpaid Care Work and the links to Violence Against Women

This webinar from ActionAid was the first in an exciting new series looking at themes being addressed in ActionAid’s 5 year POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights) project.

Communications and Media Internship


Location: Washington DC, USA

Organization: Promundo-US

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization working to promote gender equality and violence prevention, seeks a paid, part-time Communications and Media Intern to work in its Washington, DC office. This position will form part of Promundo's communications team and will report to Nina Ford, Senior Communications Associate.

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Hunting out Feminists in Egypt

Recent events in Egypt have made it clear that the Egyptian state seems determined to close down the civic space of feminists. Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan Embody the State’s Refusal of Feminist Activism in both Private and Public Spheres.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Gender in Emergency Advisor

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Atlanta, USA

Organization: CARE

CARE is seeking a Gender in Emergencies (GiE) Advisor who facilitates, coordinates and advocates for the implementation of gender equality programming in CARE’s 3 key sectors (WASH, Shelter & Food Security) in a humanitarian emergency setting in accordance to the CI mandate, policies and guidelines and the IASC Gender Handbook and the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. 

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Emergency Outreach Midwife

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Libya

Organization: International Rescue Committee

The IRC is currently starting its operations in Libya with emergency and reproductive healthcare programming targeted at the most vulnerable non-displaced, IDPs, refugees and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. The reproductive health activities will specifically target women and girls.  IRC’s emergency team is engaging local communities and empowering them to ensure they have equal access to health services while mobilizing outreach clinics to maintain proximity to the people in need.   

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Take Action for Iştar Gözaydın

Iştar Gözaydın is one of the founders and a former executive member of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly. On 20 December 2016, police officers arrested Ms. İştar Gözaydın at her house in Istanbul.

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President/ CEO


Location: Negotiable, but 30% travel required

Organization: Breakthrough – a global social justice organization working to make violence against women unacceptable!

Breakthrough is recruiting a President/CEO to lead the next phase of its growth and impact. A global organization with offices in Delhi, India and New York City, USA, Breakthrough uses creative strategies to mobilize social change agents to transform the norms and cultures that enable violence against women and girls. 

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A Kaleidoscope of Solidarities

The Women Human Rights Defenders Hub at the AWID Forum was many things that are beautiful, informative, and challenging. Bringing to the same space women, trans* and intersex activists working in different parts of the world, we all had the opportunity to collectively reflect on challenges, unite in healing power and exchange strategies. It was a one of a kind opportunity for committed and fierce women, trans* and intersex activists in acknowledging each other’s strength in the struggle for  healing justice.

Source: AWID Forum

Coordinator, Young Women’s Leadership Initiative (Consultant)


Location: New York, USA

Organization: New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault

The consultant will be responsible for coordination of all prevention activities under Project DOT’s Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. In this role, the consultant will manage the day-to-day program administration and facilitate communication between and among the subcontracting partners, and the Alliance in order to ensure the program goals and objectives are met. Additionally, s/he will be responsible for managing the youth workshop planning and facilitation, outreach and mobilization components of the program.

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