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INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WOMEN
SKOUFA STR. 16
Posted: June 07 2016
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DescriptionThe International Alliance of Women (IAW) is an international non-governmental, feminist organization comprising more than 40 member associations from all over the world. It works for gender equality, the promotion of women’s human rights and the empowerment of women globally.
Founded in 1904 and based in Geneva, IAW embraces both organizations and individuals worldwide.
IAW has general consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council since 1947, is accredited to many UN specialized agencies (UNESCO, WHO,FAO), has participatory status with the Council of Europe, is a member of the Board of the European Women’s Lobby and is represented at the Arab League, the African Union and several other intergovernmental organizations.
IAW is working for reforms necessary for the realization of gender equality and women’s human rights globally.
The internship will take place at the Secretariat Office of the IAW in Athens of GREECE. The intern will be doing administrative and research work to support the work of the IAW.
ResponsibilitiesFollow developments concerning violations of women's human rights all over the world on many different subjects:
Women in decision making, violence in its different forms (rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, child marriage,
genital mutilation, honor crimes, femicide, abduction, prostitution, trafficking etc), illiteracy, gender stereotypes, sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal mortality, women and peace, women and climate change, women and the economy ( gender pay gap, gender gap in pensions, care work), displacement, refugees status, feminization of poverty.
Research on issues covered by advocacy activities: signing petitions, writing letters to lobby government officials, politicians etc., participating in campaigns, writing statements to the UN Commission on the Status pf Women (CSW), Ecosoc, UN Human Rights Council, Commission on Social Development etc.
Research work concerning the President's Newsletter on different Human Right's Issues (Post-2015 Development Agenda, Human Right's Defenders, Femicide, Evaluation of CSW58, 59, 60 sessions etc)
Follow the work of our Representative at the UN ( NY, Geneva, Vienna) in Specialised agencies (WHO, ILO, FAO, UNESCO) in regional organisation ESCAP, Arab League, African Union, Council of Europe, European Women's Lobby and finally in the International Criminal Court, Support initiatives of our Representatives.
Follow the work of our Commission Conveners, the Heads of Committees, Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Coordinators, Affiliate and Associate Organisations and members of our Board, Support initiatives and respond to their needs.
Follow the work of UN Special Rapporteurs and independent Experts on violence against women, extreme poverty, trafficking in persons, rights of persons with disability, right to education, right to food, contemporary forms of slavery etc. and ask members of IAW to contribute to their work
Preparation of the Journal of IAW( International Women's News)
Study the Convention on the rights of the disabled and incorporate in our plans the special needs of disabled women. Follow developments concerning a future Convention on the rights of older people and incorporate in our plans the special needs of older women.
Preparation of IAW Congresses, Boards and Side Events
RequirementsStudying for a degree in Social Sciences, Political Science and Human Rights and having an interest in women’s human rights.
Students in other disciplines can also apply if interested in women’s human rights.
Any past work experience is welcome.
Preference in students via Erasmus or other Univeristy Agreements
SkillsRequired - English language skills, Microsoft, Microsoft Basic
Preferred - Social Sciences, Political Science, Human Rights