Women and Gender Equality

Resource sites

Gender Equality Online- Hosted by UN Women, National Commitee Australia
Gender Equality Online (GEO) is an Australian online forum dedicated to creating a constructive dialogue about gender issues in Australia and abroad.  The site is an opportunity for those interested in the world of gender politics to openly share information and useful resources, including an extensive list of organisations focussing on women and gender equality.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Jobs
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. AWID publishes a global jobs/volunteer and internship section specific to gender equality and women’s organisations.


AWARE – Association of Women for Action and Research
AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group. They work to remove all gender-based barriers through research and advocacy, education and training, and support services. Interns need to be able to commit at least 24 hours per week for a Minimum term of 3 months.
Location: Singapore
Formal Application: YES – Written application, CV and summary of skills. Check website for details.
Costs: Yes -Meal allowance given but all other costs covered by intern.

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) http://www.gaatw.org/
The GAATW is an Alliance of 105 non-governmental organisations from Africa (9), Asia (46), Europe (20), LAC (23) and North America (7). The GAATW International Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand and co-ordinates the activities of the Alliance.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Formal Application: YES – Specific details for Interns and volunteers in regards to application on website.
Costs: Yes – These positions are unpaid and costs are covered by the intern.

International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW), Asia Pacific
International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific is an international women’s human rights organisation. Since 1993, we have worked to contribute to the progressive interpretation and realisation of the human rights of women through the lens of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other international human rights treaties.
Location: Malaysia
Formal Application: YES- Cover Letter, resume, two writing samples and a reference letter. See website for application details.
Costs: YES- All costs to be covered by intern.

Prime Trust www.primetrust.org
Prime Trust is a small, non-religious organisation founded and managed by people who want to contribute to their own community. They operate in numerous program areas including   women’s empowerment and education.
Location: India
Formal Application: YES – resume and cover letter
Costs: YES – check the website for most up-to-date information and exchange rates

UN Women, National Committee Australia (Formally Unifem Australia)
UN Women Australia is the National Committee for UN Women in Australia and is one of 18 National Committees including the US, UK, Sweden and Canada.
The National Committees support UN Women through membership programs, raising public awareness of gender and development issues and fundraising for UN Women projects around the world. Internships are advertised for the Canberra office. Unifem International office and National offices advertise on their respective websites.
Location: Canberra
Formal Application: YES – See website for annual cut off dates and application details.
Costs: YES- see website for details

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom USA (WILPF) www.wilpf.org
WILPF works to promote rights for women, racial and economic justice, world disarmament, and peace. Internships are offered with WILPF and in conjunction with the UN. Check website for details.
Location: United States.
Formal Application: YES – Check website for details.
Costs: Yes – Some costs may be covered, check website for more information.

World YWCA http://www.worldywca.org/
The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in 22,000 communities. This grassroots development experience shapes the organisation’s global advocacy agenda.
Location: Global, Head Office in Geneva.
Formal Application: No- Contact Geneva office or other National Offices for opportunities.
Costs: Contact organisation for details.