The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is looking for Volunteers for our Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms initiative (CF).
Specifically, the team is looking for volunteers with experience using content management systems (for web postings of news articles and other resources of interest) and the ability to transcribe audio recordings. A strong working knowledge of French and Spanish is an asset.
Hours are flexible within our office hours (Toronto) - Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Some work may also be possible to take away and do at a home location.
At the present time, the CF team requires someone who can dedicate at least 7 hours per week in November and December 2011 to transcribe audio recordings from our international strategy meeting that took place in September.
AWID will provide TTC tokens to assist the volunteer to pay for travel to and from the office (located at 215 Spadina Ave., Spadina Ave. & Queen W.)
The team requires at least a 3 month commitment. Depending on the work undertaken by the volunteer, the organization will consider paying a small honorarium at the end of the commitment.
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
Our mission: what we do
AWID's mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women.
Our vision: why we do it
AWID believes that women's rights are not only necessary in and of themselves, but that they are central to ending the challenges the world faces today. Eradicating poverty, building peace, effectively tackling the HIV and AIDS pandemics, to name just a few - no lasting solutions to these issues are possible without a strategy that puts women's rights at the centre. AWID works to build a world where women's rights have been achieved and where all people enjoy their human rights.
About Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms initiative:
Recognizing that regressive political-religious projects are gaining ground all over the world with particularly negative consequences for women's rights, this AWID initiative hopes to contribute to greater strategic thinking, dialogue and advocacy on religious fundamentalisms by women's rights organizations and movements. It aims to develop more knowledge and resources in the area across regions and religions, foster a deeper and greater shared understanding of the way fundamentalist projects work, grow and undermine women's rights, and share strategies that have been used by women's rights advocates to resist and challenge religious fundamentalisms.
If you are interested, please send your resume and a covering letter detailing why you are interested in working with the CF team to Kate Miller by email at volunteers(at)awid.org.
For more information, please visit: http://www.awid.org