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Research and Advocacy Intern Ending Violence against Women
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||August 2022 - January 2023|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women Background:
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.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread violations of human rights worldwide, globally affecting around one in three women in her lifetime. Regional evidence suggests that a similar ratio applies in the Asia-Pacific region. Forms of VAWG may vary, and there are variations across sites, however, current available data indicates that South East Asia is the region with the highest prevalence rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) - 37% and second highest rate of IPV and non-partner sexual violence combined – 40%. The Western Pacific Region had 25% and 28% respectively, though some countries in the Pacific have rates of up to 69%. The data also showed that exposure to violence is high among 15-19-year-olds, indicating that the experience of violence often starts early in women’s relationships.
The overall goal of UN Women’s work on ending VAWG in Asia and the Pacific is to reduce rates of VAWG in the region. The theory of change (ToC) for this goal is: If (1) an enabling legislative and policy environment in line with international standards on EVAWG, including for ending impunity and other forms of discrimination is in place and translated into action; (2) if transformative social norms, attitudes and behaviors are promoted at community and individual levels to prevent VAW; (3) and if decision-makers across sectors are committed to invest in essential services informed by global guidelines and evidence on the costs of VAWG and its response; then (4) there will be a reduction in violence against women and girls in Asia-Pacific; because (5) violence is being prevented before it happens or re-occurs, and those experiencing violence receive quality services to recover and rebuild their lives.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women
The United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign calls on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, the private sector, the media and the entire UN System to join forces to end violence against women and girls, with a focus on five main outcomes:
The Asia-Pacific UNiTE is the regional component of the UNiTE Campaign, aimed at strengthening efforts and partnerships to end violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. The Regional UNiTE Secretariat is housed within the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The purpose of this internship is to support the Ending Violence against Women team in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific to assist country offices and partners, including related to the UNiTE campaign, which involves knowledge building, sharing and documentation efforts as well as to support the management of projects in the area of VAWG. The intern will receive overall supervision from the Programme Manager – Ending Violence against Women (EVAW).
 Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence”, WHO, 2013
Duties and Responsibilities
Research, Knowledge Management and Documentation:
Project Management Support:
Communications and Documentation:
After completing this internship, the Intern will have:
Respect for diversity:
Commitment to Learning
Planning and Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
Meet one of the following:
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)