Friday, August 21, 2009

MADRE Women's Human Rights Advocacy Fellowship

Just received this information from MADRE and thought I'd pass it along. MV

MADRE Women's Human Rights Advocacy Fellowship
Position Description

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives.

MADRE is seeking a Women's Human Rights Advocacy Fellow to help develop and implement a strategy to advance women's human rights at the international level. The position requires a 1-year commitment on a part-time schedule and provides a $10,000 stipend as compensation. This fellowship will be located at MADRE's office in New York City. Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

* Represent MADRE at meetings and in coalition work with other NGOs and UN contacts.
* Follow and participate in the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign, the Beijing+15 process, and other UN processes as needed.
* Draft and submit testimony to the UN Human Rights Council.
* Conduct research for publications and program work on gender dimensions of food sovereignty and climate change; women's health and violence against women; and peace building and women's political participation.
* Develop and implement a strategy to advance women's human rights in UN processes.
* Collaborate with MADRE Program and Human Rights Advocacy staff.


* Demonstrated commitment to women's human rights and MADRE's mission.
* Strong understanding of UN system.
* Experience in international human rights advocacy at the UN or other international institution is an asset.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references to Include "Women's Human Rights Advocacy Fellow" in the subject line. The application deadline is August 31, 2009.

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