||Overview of Internship:
WLUML is looking to invite young up-and-coming women?s rights activists or those interested in gaining more insight into women?s rights work to apply for an internship with our International Coordination Office.
- Gain an insight into women?s rights activism by interacting with a diverse range of activists and groups from the Global South ;
- Acquire a broad background in communications strategy and advocacy techniques through work on the Violence in Not Our Culture Campaign (See: http://www.violenceisnotourculture.org/); and
- Gain professional experience with an highly regarded international institution that pursues women?s rights and gender advocacy through research, advocacy, training, and a range of programmes.
- Creating and implementing our communications strategies on issues such as Cultural Violence Against Women (CVAW), and Women?s Leadership and Political Participation;
- Engaging in the development of a dynamic WLUML website,
- and expanding our online presence via our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages as well as email alerts, newsletters, and press releases;
- Supporting our network of advocates, and general advocacy campaigning by responding to their requests for information;
- Preparing and editing videos, Twitter updates and news articles around women?s rights issues such as CVAW
- Assisting the WLUML Communications Team with various press and advocacy responsibilities, along with developing an up-to-date media contact list;
- Monitoring activist and sister organization websites and press coverage on women?s rights related issues; and
- Preparing and distributing the new WLUML bi-monthly newsletter Liaising with the WLUML Communications Committee to prepare content and develop the first edition of the newsletter.
- Experience of communications (web, print, social media, events etc), campaigning (advocacy, direct action etc) or media work (journalism, press work etc) is desirable
- An understanding of the current issues affecting women?s rights
- An appreciation of the issues that women face living under Muslim Laws
- Strong communicator with excellent writing, analytical and IT skills
- Experience using various website content management systems, as well as writing for print publications or the web, and editing video and audio content is highly desirable
- A graduate qualification in communications, international relations, gender studies, journalism or similar.