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Darfur Women Action Group

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Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG) is taking a unique approach to fight and prevent genocide. DWAG believes that empowering the most affected groups to be the leaders who foster positive change in their communities is the smartest approach to sustainably end genocide.

The 50/50 Initiative is aimed at building a network of 50 volunteers, one from each state, to spread the mission of the Darfur Women Action Group across the United States. A majority of the work of a state representative will be completed online. Interested applicant, please submit a resume and cover letter to campaign@darfurwomenaction.org.

We are asking individuals from all walks of life to join our cause - whether an individual activist, college or high school student, working or retired adult - all you need is the desire to make a difference. This work grants individuals the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as a representative for a non-profit organization that is fighting for a novel cause. Volunteers will be able to gain a letter of recommendation from Darfur Women Action Group's founder and President, Niemat Ahmadi.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Run a weekly newsletter or an update via email that is used as a tool to inform their state members on the upcoming events and campaigns that Darfur Women Action Group is pursuing.
  • We ask that state representatives engage with DWAG’s social media accounts, as well as utilize their own, to expand the scope of their audience.
  • Conduct outreach to recruit more Rapid Responders.
  • Initiate one-on-one and group conversations with Rapid Responders.
  • Hand out DWAG’s educational materials to family, friends, classmates, co-workers, and anyone else who might be interested in learning about this genocide and helping the people of Darfur.
  • You will have biweekly conference call with the DWAG team to receive advocacy training and campaign strategies.
We have already filled the position in the following states
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • California
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • North Carolina
  • Washington State
  • Missouri
  • New York
If you wish to join the DWAG effort, and see that your state is already represented, we encourage you to still reach out to take part in our other volunteer programs!

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About Darfur Women Action Group

Location:

1629 K St NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG) is a U.S. based Darfuri women-led anti-atrocities organization. DWAG works with victims and survivors of the Darfur genocide in the Diaspora and back home in Sudan, providing them with more access to the tools that will enable them to lead the effort in combatting violence, addressing massive human rights abuses in their society, and working with others to prevent future atrocities and promote global peace. The core priority for Darfur Women Action Group lies in advancing the human rights of and supporting the Darfuri to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. We do this by supporting women rights and empowerment NGOs at the grassroots and national level in the U.S. and on the ground in Darfur, building their capacity to lead desirable change and provide opportunities for the international community to hear directly from those most affected by conflict.

Description

Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG) is a non-profit organization that takes a unique approach to fighting and preventing genocide. DWAG believes that empowering those most affected and building strong leadership among those who are historically excluded enable them to lead and foster positive change in their communities. We believe this is a vital approach to ending genocide and achieving sustainable peace.

DWAG is currently seeking interested interns and/or volunteers who are willing to help advance the goals the organization is striving to achieve.

Internships are available for undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates who are available for at least 10-20 hours per week for a 3-month long work commitment.

Internship program areas include:

Communications

Global Partnerships

Government Outreach

Grant Writing

Advocacy & Human Rights
International
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • As a volunteer job, the position of state representative requires a time commitment of 10 hours a week.

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