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Community Outreach Worker

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women
Acronyme : MCRTW
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women was created in 1988 to administer the Women's Studies Program, foster research on women and gender, and develop linkages for university-community partnerships based on the principle of women's rights as human rights locally, nationally and internationally. The MCRTW offers a large number of courses on women and gender in the humanities and social Sciences. The MCRTW provides women and leadership orkshops and local internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Whenever possible, MCRTW-based research projects include international and local internships. Dr. Shree Mulay, the director of the MCRTW for the past 10 years,is an international expert on reproductive health and rights who works hard to improve maternal health, one of CIDA's Millennium Development Goals.
Adresse : 1555 Peel Street - 11th floor
Montreal, Québec,
H3A 3L8
FAX: (514) 398-6878
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Personne ressource : Cy-Thea Sand
Courriel : cy-thea.sand@mcgill.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Durban
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : The Centre for Visual Methodologies for Social Change, UKZN and the International Visual Methodologies Project, McGill University, addresses two main facts of life in rural KZN in South Africa: (1) death and dying as a result of HIV/AIDS, and (2) a paucity of solutions that recognize the pivotal position of youth as both infected and affected by AIDS. Education itself has been seen as central to the transformation process of the post-apartheid era. The specific objectives of the project include the following:

1. To explore the role of visual arts-based methodologies (particularly photo-voice and video documentary)in facilitating youth to address issues around HIV/AIDS in local school communities;

2. To explore the ways in which visual arts-based approaches to self-study can become a point of entry for youth to embark upon a 'taking action' role in curriculum and community development in relation to HIV and AIDS;

3. To examine the ways in which youth, teachers and other community members might 'learn together' through participatory methodologies.

In Canada
1. Participate in a one week intensive course at the MCRTW which focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of Gender-based Analysis or GBA.

2. Work with a team to develop a GBA case study analysis

3.During and after the course, meet with host country experts to discuss gender and development issues

4.Participate in discussions with faculty and graduate students

5. Meet McGill faculty associated with the CVMSC project (Claudia Mitchell)and gender, education and development (Jackie Kirk).

6. Attend DFAIT Pre-Departure Training.

Overseas
1. Focus on two project themes: a)HIV and AIDS and sexuality, and b)gender violence.

2. Produce media as part of community outreach (ie working with young people and/or teachers/health careworkers/communities) at a community-based level based in a rural community for some of the time.

3. Work out of a rural clinic and in collaboration with the CAPRISA project which is a health intervention project.

4. Help to develop materials that could be used in the Vulindlela schools associated with the project. These materials will focus on several critical areas: (1) stigma; (2) gender violence; (3) orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS; (4) youth participation.

5. Participate in activities of the research team in Vulindlela, either at the Mafakatini Clinic or in one of the participating schools.

6. Assist with digitalizing process as needed.

7. Participate in community-outreach activities with arts-based youth groups such as the Sekwanele group, 'School of English' project.

8. Contribute to data capturing and data analysis and in particular helping to develop gender sensitive protocols.
Organisation d'accueil : Centre for Visual Methodologies for Social Change, School of
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : CVMSC has several main purposes: to advance the study of visual methodologies (photo voice, video documentary, digital technology, dress and other forms of material culture, artistic representation, performance, ethical issues and visual evidence, working with visual data) within social action research related to HIV/AIDS prevention and education; to promote a cultural production approach to HIV/AIDS and Media Education, not only in the context of teacher development, but also within community outreach involving youth, community health workers, teachers, etc; and to ensure appropriate training opportunities for staff and students who wish to incorporate visual methodologies into their
research.