Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Gender and Community Development Adviser

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Tatamagouche Centre
Acronyme :
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Tatamagouche Centre is a not-for-profit residential education and conference centre and registered charity owned by the United Church of Canada. It offers adult education and leadership training as well as consulting and facilitation services to youth groups, professional associations, health care and social service agencies, universities, church groups, cooperatives, First Nations organizations, labour unions and government departments. NGOs such as CUSO, Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association, Oxfam, Canada World Youth, the Coady International Institute and Canadian Crossroads International send staff, students and volunteers for training at Tatamagouche Centre. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence program, our human rights and community development program with Guatemalan partners that began in 1988, is a core part of our International program.
Adresse : RR#3
Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1V0
FAX: (902) 657-3445
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Personne ressource : Jackie McVicar
Courriel : tatacent@tatacentre.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : Rabinal
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : The Intern will support the development of the Office of the Achi Woman, specifically in the gender program (which includes family violence prevention and women's leadership training). The Intern will work with women leaders in the organization, offering capacity building and training for further participation of women in local civil society and government. The Intern will also assist in planning for the ongoing sustainability of this program of the Bufete Juridico Popular.

In Canada
Pre-departure Orientation and Training Program: The intern will spend six weeks prior to departure to Guatemala at the Tatamagouche Centre, a residential adult education and training centre. The intern will have adult education, leadership and design training, as well as workshops in cross-cultural learning and gender training. In particular, the Intern will develop skills in local goverance and participatory participation. Themes such as safety, security and health will also be covered.

Re-entry Program:
It includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, public presentations and media contacts.

If necessary, the Intern will study up to six weeks of Spanish study.

Orientation: The Intern will spend his/her first month time working with the personnel of the newly formed Office of the Achi Woman, with support from Maria Delores and Jesus Tecu, as they carry out their work in Rabinal and smaller communities in the Department of Baja Verapaz.

Work placement responsibilities: In collaboration with the Bufete Juridical Popular board and staff, the Intern will:

- Carry out training workshops, awareness raising activities and research that will enable Maya-Achi women and their community organizations, to gain a deeper understanding of gender issues, which will particularly enable them to more fully participate in municipal and departamental development councils and civil society institutions.

- Develop and implement family violence and sensitization workshops, and support women who come to the Bufete Juridico Popular with such cases

- Work with Bufete support workers to develop a strategic, sustainable plan for the organization's future work
Organisation d'accueil : Bufete Juridico Popular /Rabinal Legal Aid Clinic
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Bufete Legal, founded by Jesus Tecu Osorio, winner of the 1996 Reebok Human Rights Award and the Prensa Libre Anonymous Heroes Prize, is based on solidarity, reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance, citizen participation and the development of a culture of peace. Its purpose is to contribute to the formation of a democratic society as the key element in the reconciliation process. Its principal objective is to fulfill the 1996 Peace Accords by facilitating access of victims of genocide and crimes against humanity to the legal systemm and to the National Restitution Commission.