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Apply by 14 September 2020 - Count Me In! is looking for an animator consultant

10 September 2020
Terms of Reference: Consultant to Develop Animation Video(s) to Advance Sex Workers’ Rights   The Count Me In! (CMI!) consortium is a partnership led by Mama Cash, including the Red Umbrella Fund (RUF) together with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), CREA, Just Associates (JASS), the Urgent Action Fund1 with the Dutch gender platform WO=MEN as a strategic partner for lobbying and advocacy. The joint initiative seeks to support and invest in the autonomy and capacity of women, girls and trans people to act for the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence (GBV), for economic justice, and for sustainable resourcing of women’s rights and women-led organisations and movements.   Purpose of Consultancy Based on a vast amount of available research and materials about sex workers’ rights, CMI! consolidated the most relevant information to use to promote sex workers’ rights as human rights and an understanding of sex work as work to develop 7 factsheets on crucial aspects of sex worker rights – law, funding, migration, trafficking, violence, women’s rights, and COVID impact. CMI is now looking to create an animation video(s) based on these to translate the content in a catchy and informative audio- visual format. This will be a part of many materials developed on sex worker rights that will build a visible, public social media campaign to highlight feminist approaches to sex workers’ rights. The consultant will develop and design campaign materials to be used by CMI! Members and our broader community of partners to respond to efforts to claw back sex workers’ rights (such as the recent campaign hosted by the governments of Sweden and France and mobilization by other anti-sex workers’ rights donors), and pro-actively promote a rights affirming feminist approach to sex work. The materials will be designed specifically to: strengthen alliances and support within feminist and allied movements, educate and encourage funders to fund sex workers’ rights and activism, and to support the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue funding and speaking out in support of sex workers’ rights. The campaign materials will be informed by existing evidence, amplifying sex workers' stories and good practices, and making strong and relevant (to the specific audience) arguments to advance sex workers rights. For more information on scope of work, deliverables and application process, please click here. Please note that the last date to apply is 14 September 2020.

Vacancy Alert - Manager – Programs and Innovations (East Africa)

23 July 2020
Location: Kenya or Uganda Reporting to: Senior Director, Programs & Innovations   Position Background If you are a self-motivated person, willing to work independently and with others in growing/strengthening our work in East Africa, willing to push boundaries and do cutting edge work, willing to represent the organisation and travel, we have a job for you!  CREA is seeking a Manager – Programs and Innovations, for its programs in East Africa. The person will be responsible for developing ideas and plans across CREA’s four Strategic Initiatives in the region, along with team members in the region and at CREA; and enrich and enhance thematic work with knowledge and nuance of local politics and language. This position will be highly dynamic and requires excellent program management skills, leadership skills, analytical thinking and decision-making ability. Other important aspects of this position include supporting strategy development and program monitoring, evaluation and learning, assisting in resource development vis-à-vis the programs and representing the organisation in different fora. The Manager – Programs and Innovations (East Africa) will be expected to work closely with other Directors and Managers as well.   Key Responsibilities: Strategy Develop ideas and plans to deepen the impact of CREA’s programs, using one or more of the four strategies in the geography. Enrich and enhance themes with knowledge and nuance of local politics and language. Identify cross cutting and intersectional aspects from within geography.   Program Development and Implementation Lead development, implementation, and supervision of high-quality programs in East Africa. Strengthen and grow the on-going work in Kenya and Uganda. Explore and grow the work in Rwanda. Ensure program documentation, management and reporting is of the highest quality. Manage and co-implement the Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute (East Africa). This includes working closely with core faculty and other staff at CREA. Develop annual work plans and budgets.   Partnership Management Strengthen and grow existing partnerships, including that with Embassies. Build relationships with civil society, government officials and policy makers and other external stakeholders, as necessary, within concerned geographical area.   Advocacy Identify advocacy opportunities for CREA’s work in the region. Implement advocacy plans.   Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Analyze the data and identify successes and gaps. Oversee design and implementation of necessary improvements based on data and learning. Ensure program progress and learnings are consistently documented.   Organizational Responsibilities Represent CREA and its work to relevant audiences as required. Assist in writing proposals. Ensure good quality and on-time donor reporting vis-à-vis programs. Contribute significantly to annual reports and organizational work plans. Contribute to CREA’s Strategic Planning process.   CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity, and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included. Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to jobs@creaworld.org by 30 July 2020. Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.   Organisational Profile Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.

Vacancy Alert - Program Coordinator, Learning and Innovation

23 July 2020
Department: Program Location: New Delhi or Remote   Overview: CREA seeks a Program Coordinator to support CREA’s global, regional and local projects on sex workers’ rights and on sexual and gender diversity. The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and strengthening CREA’s work to increase voice and visibility of marginalized women, trans and gender non-binary people, preventing and addressing gender-based violence and enhancing security, within a broad framework of sexual rights.  They will provide overall coordination and support for program development, management, operations and reporting.  They will work closely with Program Directors, program staff, administrative staff and external advisors to strengthen and sustain CREA’s work on sex workers’ rights and on sexual and gender diversity.   Responsibilities: Coordination Plays a supportive role in the organization to develop and implement high-quality programs at national, regional and global levels. Under the supervision of the Program Directors, works closely with program staff, national, regional and global partners, and external advisors and stakeholders to develop and implement programming (advocacy, capacity strengthening, knowledge generation and public education), evaluation and reporting. Advocacy Develops and supports broad-based advocacy across national, regional (primarily, though not exclusively, in South Asia and East Africa) and global advocacy spaces, including the UN, to influence the advocacy narrative on sex workers’ rights as human rights, and on sexual and gender diversity in these forums. This will include capacity building for advocacy with various sex workers rights, LGBTIQ and gender diverse organisations and networks; technical support for reporting to various policy and treaty monitoring bodies and supporting meaningful inclusion of disability rights activists to participate in these processes. Identifies new opportunities for CREA’s and our partners participation in advocacy campaigns, special events, conferences, partnerships, and other international and regional forums that will help advance the advocacy goals articulated above. Convening Supports CREA to convene internal and cross-movement dialogues based on intersectional rights issues bringing together activists from different movements to broaden understandings around criminalization, sex workers’ rights, rights related to sexual and gender diversity, sexuality and disability, among others, and to forge partnerships and alliances to advance new forms of understanding on challenging criminalization of sexuality, identity and bodies. Develops proposals and coordinate panels, presentations and other relevant programming in relevant arenas, such as global and regional HIV, feminist, SOGIESC, disability, SRHR and gatherings and conferences. Supports engagement of sex workers, LBTIQ and gender diverse individuals and groups in these arenas. Analytical tool building and information production Supports the creation of tools and produce information that can be used by activists to bridge fault lines with other social movements, provide an intersectional analysis on critical rights issues and support transformative advocacy to advance this work. In particular, coordinates public education and social media campaigning on these issues.   Organisational Responsibilities Supports Director, Global Programs and other Program Directors and Senior Management in the development and implementation of annual activity plans and budgets, working closely with all program staff Assists in planning and facilitation of CREA led events e.g. rethink evenings and campaigns Supports grant management related functions including reporting to the donor Supports development of proposals, concept notes and supports the Resource Development team as needed. Works closely with the Communications team in highlighting the program on different social media platforms Helps to develop and represent CREA's work at meetings, forums and conferences at the national, regional and global levels.   Key Qualifications Graduate (Master's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience) in the area of /social science/ human rights/ international development with relevant issues based experience on advancing the rights of related to sexuality, gender, and/or sex work. 3-5 years of experience. Experience with NGOs from the global South and/or international development organizations with experience working in multiple regions and contexts. Strong understanding of and experience with sex workers’ rights, rights related to sexuality and/or gender, sexual and reproductive rights, challenging criminalization, cross-movement collaboration, and a commitment to advancing these rights. Excellent writing skills in English and strong communication skills with both internal and external audiences. Detail oriented and takes initiative with an ability to self-motivate and produce high-quality products. Committed to ongoing professional learning and knowledge sharing with CREA staff. Persons with disabilities and those who identify as women, gender non-conforming, non-binary and/or trans are strongly encouraged to apply. CREA promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staff and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is included. Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to jobs@creaworld.org by 30 July 2020. Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.   Organisational Profile Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organization based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women's rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA advocates for positive social change through national and international fora, and provides training and learning opportunities to global activists and leaders through its Institutes.

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women - COVID-19 and the Increase of Domestic Violence against Women

3 July 2020
In response to the call for submissions by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, their causes and consequences, CREA and its partners submitted the following information on the increase of gender-based violence against women and domestic violence in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. CREA is a global feminist human rights organization led by feminists in the global South. We work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of people everywhere, and our work centers those who have historically been on the margins of mainstream feminist movements. CREA, with input from 17 of organizations and experts, highlight intersecting forms of violence faced by women with disabilities (WWD), lesbian women, bisexual women, transgender and queer persons (LBTQ), gender non-confirming persons (GNC), and sex workers. These are the communities who are rarely visible in data on violence against women. This submission highlights the increase in violence against women and gender-based violence across South Asia and East Africa, with specific case studies from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Kenya. It also seeks to emphasize gender-based violence as the pervasive and systemic human rights violation that the Special Rapporteur understands it to be. You can download and read the complete submission here.  

Joint Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

Thematic report on “Rape as a Grave and Systematic Human Rights Violation and Gender-based Violence Against Women”   In response to the call for submissions by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (SRVAW), CREA, Amnesty International, RESURJ, IWRAW-Asia Pacific and the Global Health Justice Partnership of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health, submit this memorandum for consideration in the upcoming thematic report on “rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation and gender-based violence against women”, to be presented to the UN General Assembly in September 2020.   Our submission reaffirms states’ responsibility to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) as a grave and systematic human rights violation, but recommends that the report use a broader analytical frame that situates penal reform within more comprehensive approaches to combat SGBV, beyond prosecution and punishment. While the SRVAW rightly seeks to further elucidate states’ obligations to “prosecute and punish”, this focus would be more effective if criminal law responses were explicitly linked with other state due diligence obligations to prevent, remedy and redress SGBV.   The submitting organizations propose that the SRVAW’s report should ambitiously encompass more than an audit of criminal laws, by bringing a critical perspective to the role and the use of the criminal law as a matter of human rights, and in particular, the larger picture of the causes and consequences of SGBV; the full-range of states’ due diligence obligations (prevent, protect against, prosecute, punish, and provide redress for acts violence by state and non-state actors); the effectiveness of criminal laws in reducing incidence and prevention of SGBV; and the frequent exclusion of marginalized and criminalized individuals and groups from protection from violence. In any focus on prosecution and punishment for SGBV, a human rights consistent approach must grapple with the potential for abuse of the criminal law, as our experience has revealed a paradox: globally, there is a ratcheting up of criminal punishments for some SGBV crimes, unsupported by evidence of effectiveness, whereas in other cases, there is a lack of enforcement and punishment for SGBV.   Thus, we encourage the SRVAW to call for accountability for punitive state actions that have abusive or other discriminatory effects: when penal acts by the state are undertaken with the aim of combating SGBV but produce other injustices, or create the conditions for SGBV and other injustices to thrive, equality for women is undermined. Broadening the scope of analysis within the SRVAW’s report and more generally to approaches to preventing and halting SGBV is critical to achieving gender justice, as well as consonant with states’ non-discrimination obligations.   Read the full submission here.

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