Search

Volunteer Opportunity

CALL FOR LEADERS: WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST

Amnesty International USA - Member Leadership & Training Unit


New
|
Published 1 month ago

Recurring
A few hours per week

Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group seeks a new volunteer specialist to join our team of skilled, dedicated women’s human rights defenders.

The Women's Human Rights Coordination Group works closely with AIUSA's Identity and Discrimination Unit staff and others to advance the global protection of women's human rights. The Coordination Group divides duties among the members of the group, and these include: 

·        Monitoring – The Co-group serves as key monitors and experts on women’s human rights. As such, members of the co-group are responsible for routinely monitoring the political and human rights situation concerning women’s rights and having a solid understanding of AI’s specific concerns pertaining to women’s rights.

·        Strategy building – The co-group is responsible, in collaboration with other volunteers and staff, for developing and implementing action strategies for AIUSA’s work in women’s human rights. The co-group participates in strategy development at international, section, and local levels. Such strategies may utilize an array of action forms including casework, campaigns, country or thematic projects, rapid or crisis responses. The co-group should be conversant in numerous tactics, which may include media engagement, US and foreign government advocacy, corporate engagement, shareholder activism, outreach to relevant professions, émigré groups or other stakeholders, and participation in coalitions or multi-stakeholder initiatives. 

·        Campaigns and Crisis Response The Co-group plays a key role in the development and implementation of relevant campaigns, including women’s human rights defenders and other individuals at risk. Their roles include crafting actions for the Women’s Human Rights Action Network as well as for members, supporters, and activists across the nation.

·        Women’s Human Rights Action Network – The Co-group supports a network of groups and individual members who carry out ongoing work related to women’s human rights. This Action Network is developed both within and outside our current activist base and is an opportunity to facilitate women’s human rights work and discussion and grow the movement.

·        Media and Social Media – The Co-group serves as official spokespersons for AIUSA concerning women’s human rights and responds to and initiates media coverage on women’s human rights. This includes both domestic and international print, TV, radio, and internet outlets. The co-group is responsible for maintaining the Women’s Rights pages on the AIUSA website and for crafting online actions. The co-group is also responsible for blogging and maintains a Facebook page and Twitter feed.

·        Working With Other Human Rights Organizations – The co-group seeks to develop and maintain contacts with their counterparts in other human rights organizations, solidarity groups or other stake-holders in women’s rights work.

·        General assistance to AIUSA members – The Co-group provides general assistance, information, and promotion of women’s human rights to AIUSA members seeking to work on women’s rights issues.


The Co-group is currently seeking an individual with a variety of skills, including:

·        Social media and technology skills

·        Arabic or French language skills

·        Record-keeping/note-taking/administrative skills

·        Creative skills for designing online actions/newsletters


The Co-group is also seeking an individual with issue expertise in one of the following areas:

·        Middle East and North Africa

·        East Asia/Pacific

·        North America, if paired with one or more of the skills listed above


All Co-group members make a minimum two-year commitment to working with the Country and Thematic Specialist Program and must live in the United States. This is a non-paid position except for expenses related to the work members perform. Co-group members work from their homes, and we encourage applications from across the United States. The Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group works as a tight-knit team at a fast pace. Though the hours of the co-group are flexible, an average commitment of 5 hours a week should be expected, and it is imperative that co-group members are committed and responsive. We work together to ensure that we accommodate other life commitments, but we are fully engaged and are looking for thoughtful, committed team members who are skilled, dedicated to women’s human rights, and ready to join our team.

Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group seeks a new volunteer specialist to join our team of skilled, dedicated women’s human rights defenders.

The Women's Human Rights Coordination Group works closely with…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed volunteer application (linked above) to memberleader@aiusa.org.

AIUSA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, indigenous status, immigration status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected and non-merit factors.

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed volunteer application (linked above) to memberleader@aiusa.org.

AIUSA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite volunteer opportunities and get email alerts when new ones are posted.