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Trainer, Researcher Editor, Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre)

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Acadia University
Acronyme : Acadia
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : Acadia University offers excellence through widely-recognized research, and teaching in a student-centered environment. Opinion leaders rank us ahead of other undergraduate universities for our innovation and development of tomorrow's leaders. Equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in life is our commitment to academic excellence.

Acadia University is a primarily undergraduate institution providing a liberal education based on the highest standards; a scholarly community that aims to ensure a broadening life experience for its students, faculty, and staff.
Adresse : 206 Horton Hall
Wolfville, Nova Scotia,
B4P 2R6
FAX: (902)  585-1096
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Dr. Marshall Conley
Courriel : conley@acadiau.ca
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Accra
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : The 1992 constitution of Ghana, as indeed all post-independence constitutions have guaranteed equality under the law, irrespective of gender, colour, creed or political affiliation.
In spite of the legal guarantees under the law, women in Ghana have found themselves subject to subtle discrimination at the work place. Additionally, customary practices which tend to see women as inferior to men has created a situation where women are unable to access rights guaranteed under the law.
Ghanaian women, like their sisters in other African countries, have multifaceted roles as nurturers, providers, health care givers as well as working outside the home, as office workers, factory workers, traders etc....
The Gender Centre was established in 1995 to address social and development issues. The main objectives of the Centre are to provide a safe and enabling environment for individuals and groups to build and maintain strong support systems, analyze data and share information and insights in discussion forums.
The Gender Centre provides training in areas such as gender, project planning and implementation, lobbying, advocacy and assists NGOs in organizing workshops and seminars. The operation of the Gender Centre is coordinated by a management committee comprised of four founding members. There is also a nine member Advisory committee with representation from academia, economics, media, legal and NGOs.

In Canada
While in Canada, the intern will be required to attend a one-week pre-departure training session organized by Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
In addition, the intern will be required to register for a session sponsored by CIDA at the Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) if the CIL schedule permits.
While in Canada (approximately one month) the intern will fully brief themselves on the role of their Host Organization and read relevant material and issues, supplied by Dr. Conley. The intern will also contribute to the first issue of the Global Byte newspaper for 2007.

Overseas
The Focus of the Centre's work currently is violence against women. We have different components of the project which includes a rural response system in 18 communities in four regions of the country. The Rural response system involves training community members to provide assistance to victims of violence such as accompanying them to visit hospital or reporting to the police. The team, COMBAT also provides counselling services.
The Centre also undertakes training on violence, gender and human rights. Additionally, the Centre has a newsletter which focuses on our work and also educates our partners and others on topical issues. We do not have any person directly responsible for this and that is why we would like somebody with media background or strong writing skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Gender Centre was established in 1995 to address social and development issues. The main objectives of the Centre are to provide a safe and enabling environment for individuals and groups to build and maintain strong support systems, analyze data and share information and insights in discussion forums. The Gender Centre provides training in areas such as gender, project planning and implementation, lobbying, advocacy and assists NGOs in organizing workshops and seminars. The operation of the Gender Centre is coordinated by a management committee comprised of four founding members. There is also a nine member Advisory committee with representation from academia, economics, media, legal and NGOs.