The Women, Peace and Security Programme is very excited to have such a dynamic team, coming from all around the world with diverse backgrounds and interests. We are pleased to work with Ines Boussebaa, Ijechi Nwaozuzu and Rocio Maradiegue in January-June 2018.
Ines joins WILPF/PeaceWomen from Paris, France. She recently graduated from Boston University with a B.A. & B.S. in International Relations and Journalism. Her academic research focused on North Africa and the Middle East, as well as International Systems and World Order.
Ines is extremely excited to join the WILPF team as a Communications Fellow. She is passionate about women's roles in situations of conflict, as well as how women's issues are portrayed in the media. She hopes to learn more on these subjects during this fellowship. Ines spends her free time running, hiking, travelling and reading.
Ijechi joins WILPF/Peacewomen from Singapore. She recently graduated with an LL.B. from the National University of Singapore, and was part of the University Scholars Program. Her research interests centred on international humanitarian law and international human rights law. In her final year of law school, Ijechi wrote research papers pertaining to: the protection of third-generation human rights in investor-state disputes; the rule of law in Myanmar vis-à-vis the Rohingya crisis; and the legal status of cyber-terorism in international humanitarian law.
Ijechi serves as the United Nations and Security Council Monitor in the WILPF team. She is excited to attend Council meetings and analyse high-level political forums and resolutions using novel, feminist lenses. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching stand-up comedy, and playing basketball.
Rocio Maradiegue joins WILPF/PeaceWomen from New York, New York. She is a current graduate student at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs pursuing a Masters of Science in human rights and international law with a specialisation in gender. Her academic research has been on Latin America and Europe, as well as gender, migration and international security. She obtained her B.A degree in Political Science from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Previously, she was a Policy Research Fellow at the NGO Working Group for Women, Peace and Security.
Rocio will serve as a Women, Peace and Security Implementation Volunteer in the WILPF team. She is eager to learn about the commitment of States in implementing the WPS agenda within their National Action Plans. Rocio spends her free time travelling, reading and playing soccer.
Apply for a PeaceWomen Fellowship/Internship
Are you interested in peace, disarmament, and gender justice? Join our team!
The Women, Peace and Security Internship and Fellowship Programme, based in New York City, is an unpaid position offered to current graduate students, recent graduates or professionals with expertise and background in gender, human security and international peace and security issues.
We intend to provide professional development skills and opportunities for engagement with civil society on the implementation of the WPS Agenda at the local, national and international levels. Categories currently being recruited are:
a United Nations and Security Council Monitor (SCM) Fellowship/Internship;
a Communications and Outreach Fellowship/Internship.
We are looking for candidates available to start on 2 July 2018 and commit for the period of at least six months.
The Women, Peace and Security Programme is a programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the longest-serving women's peace organisation, founded in 1915. WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme promotes feminist peace by strengthening women’s meaningful participation, transforming gendered power, and bridging local gender conflict analysis with global efforts to implement a holistic Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
We work to advance the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda through our mission, team, partners, strategy, and outreach. The Women, Peace and Security Programme advocates for complete stigmatisation of militarisation; holistic implementation of the WPS Agenda and feminist foreign policy; and accountability through monitoring and evaluation of international entities and systems.
Women, Peace and Security Programme's Projects
Fellows will be responsible for at least one of the Women, Peace and Security Programme's projects, while also working together across the board as part of the Women, Peace and Security Programme's team.
The United Nations and Security Council Monitor (UNSCM) is the project that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all Security Council's work and other international forums, including the Commission on the Status of Women, High-Level Political Forum, and General Assembly General Debates. The fellow monitors Security Council debates and related events, writes policy analysis, posts monitoring information on the website and provides WILPF staff with information allowing timely and relevant interventions or advocacy with the UN Member States.
National Action Plan (NAP) Monitoring is the project that includes ongoing monitoring of the Women, Peace and Security implementation both locally and globally to provide consistent and comprehensive information about national and regional action plans (NAPs and RAPs) on UNSCR1325 and on translating global commitments on Women, Peace and Security into practice. The position involves working with Women, Peace and Security Programme's staff to ensure localisation of the WPS Agenda and support local WILPF partners in their national and internaitonal work for feminist peace.
Communications and Outreach Internship/Fellowship is a project aimed at developing and carrying out WILPF’s communications strategy to mobilise key stakeholders around women, peace and conflict issues. This position involves working closely with WILPF staff to conduct social media outreach, coordinate our website redevelopment work, and edit and publish our monthly E-Newsletter to broaden audience and impact. This position may also involve creating outreach materials for policy advocacy, membership and fundraising, including tools for specific program activities.
Please note that we are unable to provide work visas for this position.
How to apply
All applicants must submit AS ONE PDF document the following:
1. Resume: indicating education, relevant past activities and experience;
2. Cover Letter (1 page, single-spaced), including availability (start/end date and days/week);
3. Contact information for three references
4. Writing Sample that highlights understanding and knowledge of issues relating to women, peace and security (no more than 5 pages and in English please).
Please submit your application to: email@example.com
Please include a subject line of "PeaceWomen 2018 Fellowship Application" and attach all application materials as a single PDF. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until slots are filled; please be sure to indicate which category you wish to apply for.