Cuso International / Manuela Ramos Movement. Lima, Peru.
Partner Name: Movimiento Manuela Ramos (Manuela Ramos Movement)
Location: Lima, Peru
Funding Eligibility Requirements: Must be Canadian or permanent resident
Length of Placement: 12-24 months
Language Requirements: Fluent in Spanish-Level 4
About Cuso International:
Cuso International is a non-profit development agency that works through volunteers. Each year, we send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are one of North America's leading international development organizations that works through volunteers.
About the Partner:
Movimiento Manuela Ramos (Manuela Ramos Movement) is a non-profit, non-governmental feminist organization that was founded in 1978. The objectives of the Manuela Ramos Movement include promoting women's rights, taking steps to prevent all forms of discrimination against women, and fostering democratic values and respect for diversity. It also contributes to capacity building for women, on both an individual and a collective basis, to enable them to exercise their rights.
The Volunteer's Role:
Support the Movement in developing and strengthening communication strategies to prevent violence against women, from a feminist, anti-racist and inclusive/intercultural perspective
Assess/Analyze the way in which Manuela Ramos works through networks and the mass media, and provide advice on how to develop innovative approaches
Support teams in the development of news, campaigns, interviews and reports with an inclusive intercultural and gender perspective
Develop strategies for the use of social networks with different audiences
Skills and Qualifications:
Degree and/or equivalent experience in communications, or related field
3 years experience in communication strategies related to anti-discrimination, especially in relation to gender, race and culture
Working knowledge of communication tools as well as social networking strategies
Training and Financial Support:
Our training and support package covers the costs of being an overseas volunteer, allowing you to enjoy a modest but healthy lifestyle while you volunteer abroad. This includes:
Attendance at a Cuso International day (candidates are expected to cover the first $150 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and accommodation costs).
Travel and accommodation costs associated with five day pre-departure training course held in Ottawa.
Return airfare and visa/permit (this includes a return flight in the case of a family emergency).
Coverage for required vaccinations, medications and health insurance.
Accommodation while overseas.
A modest living allowance, which varies depending on the country where you are placed.
Quarterly payments to support you in your placement