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 and Ijechi Nwaozuzu 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 will serve as the United Nations and Security Council Monitor in the WILPF team. She is excited to attend Council meetings and analyze high-level political forums and resolutions using novel, gendered-lenses. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching stand-up comedy, and playing basketball.
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.
This programme targets young professionals and academics interested in the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. 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 level. Categories currently being recruited are:
No Fellowships are available at the moment.
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. The Women, Peace and Security Programme has three pillars of work: Accountability, Inclusive Participation and Conflict Prevention. Our work includes a wide range of tools and projects, from policy advocacy at the United Nations (i.e. Security Council; General Assembly) to capacity building and outreach on a local level, including with WILPF sections and partners; the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security, and others.
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 a 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. Projects include:
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 attends and 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.
The purpose of this analysis is to inform WILPF's advocacy. Persistent gaps that are highlighted by the UNSCM later serve as a basis for WILPF campaigns, convenings, projects, publications (read more about our Scorecard project: http://www.peacewomen.org/scorecards).
National Action Plan (NAP) Monitoring: This project includes maintaining and developing Member States section of PeaceWomen.org to provide consistent and comprehensive information about national and regional action plans (NAPs and RAPs) 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 provide information that allows timely and relevant advocacy by WILPF sections and national partners to strengthen action and impact.
General research and website support: All interns and fellows will be also responsible for maintaining regional and thematic sections of the PeaceWomen website. Fellows will post resources, initiatives and events to their respective sections and share via social media daily, and are responsible for maintaining the World Map section of the website. Each Fellow is provided with a regional assignment. The regions and countries are listed online.
Communications: Communications fellows edit our monthly news publication, format and help write and edit reports, oversee social media and social strategy and assist in producing press releases and other communications materials.
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 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a subject line of "PeaceWomen 2017 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.