Internship for Ending Violence Against Women Programme - UN Women

October 5th, 2017

Internship for Ending Violence Against Women Programme - UN Women

Internship for Ending Violence Against Women Programme - UN Women

Internship for Ending Violence Against Women Programme - UN Women


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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Unit/ Project Background:

UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia region, covering 14 countries, with programme presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine; country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova; and remaining countries are covered through a multi-country office in Almaty that covers Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The adoption of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), and the fact that countries have to harmonize national legislation with the EU’s acquis as part of the accession process, has created an opportunity to step up UN Women efforts to bring a regional perspective to human rights-based programming in relation to regional and international agreements, and the European Union (EU) normative frameworks for accession countries related to gender equality discrimination, and more particularly, on ending violence against women in Albania and other countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

In this context the Regional Programme “Implementing norms, changing minds” is being implemented by UN Women with the financial support of the European Union. The programme,  which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in Turkey and six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), is anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Istanbul Convention, and also in alignment with European Union accession standards.  The programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating violence against women and all forms of discrimination; promotes favorable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender discrimination and violence against women; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services. The programme will channel its interventions through and for women’s organizations, with an emphasis on those working with women from disadvantaged groups.

Within this context, the UN Women office in Albania is seeking an intern, who under the direct supervision of the Project Analyst, will supports the implementation of the regional program and other UN Women indicatives related to end violence against women (EVAW).


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the National Project Technical Analyst of Ending Violence Against Women the intern will conducts the following:

·      Support the office in the implementation of activities related to the regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” and other initiatives related to EVAW,

·      Conduct research and assist in collecting and analyzing data related to violence against women in Albania;

·      Support the Albanian office with the implementation of the Communication and Visibility Action Plan of the regional programme, including monitoring the national and international press on articles related to violence against women, support the drafting process of articles for the regional office newsletter

·      Support UN Women Office in communication with partners especially civil society organizations , EU and other international organizations;

·      Support the UN Women Office awareness raising activities on gender equality and violence against women, and in organizing and events/activities related to 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, activities related to UN Secretary Generals campaign UNITE, especially in relation to communication via social media;

·      Support UN Women office in drafting concept notes, meeting minutes or any other related document;

·      Assist UN Women staff in various research and fundraising tasks related to EWAV;

·      Assist UN Women staff in various admin tasks;

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