Human Rights

Ref: 2201

This Womens centre to advance the struggle for equality for women, particularly black women, who suffer socio-economic disadvantage, through the promotion and development of human rights for women. In order to fulfill its objectives, this Womens centre will, free of charge Litigate cases which advance women's rights and are in the public interest, particularly constitutional cases; and produce briefs to assist courts in constitutional cases which concern women's rights and gender equality. In addition, where resources permit, this Womens centre aims to provide women's organisations with technical legal assistance in making submissions to parliament and other institutions. This centre aims to provide training and capacity building programs for para-legals and women lawyers who wish to conduct constitutional litigation in regard to gender issues. They believe that there is a need to collaborate with women's organisations in all their activities. Centre’s focus areas are fair access to resources, having a safe place to stay, The right to health, being able to work and being free of violence Any litigation/ legal work conducted by the Centre should advance substantive equality for women. Substantive equality is advanced through litigation that seeks to improve the lives of women who have been disadvantaged by social and economic conditions.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Casual

Assist in development and writing legal sample based on a specific topic provided by the Woman Centre 
Involved in present Projects in Human Rights
Tasks will be allocated depending on knowledge and requirements 
Assist in fundraising and management

study background either in law, Social Science, human rights
A strong knowledge/ interest in Womens Rights, NGO work and an understanding thereof
A flexible, open minded attitude and respect for other cultures

Human Rights

Ref: 2202

This institution is a human rights and youth empowerment organisation that works with citizens, refugees and migrants to prevent conflicts, enhance social cohesion and promote socio-economic development. It was formed in 2001 in response to violence against asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in New Cross Roads, in Nyanga a sprawling, impoverished, predominantly black townships on the outskirts of Cape Town in the Western Cape. Initially part of IDASA (the Institute for Democracy in South Africa) AU became an autonomous, registered organisation in 2004. Underpinned by its organisation slogan, “Building Human Rights communities” AU programmatic focus is on building the knowledge and skills of Human Rights Peer Educators, facilitating reciprocal learning exchanges with communitybased and migrant led structures, and creating a platform for intercultural exchange and dialogue between local, refugee and migrant communities in South Africa. Towards the fulfillment of these goals, AU has consistently sought to build partnerships with like minded organizations committed to using rights based participatory strategies as a means of building peaceful, sustainable communities. The Programmes  run are Human Rights for Social Cohesion: to build local capacities for conflict prevention and promotion of social cohesion. Hear Me: to give voice to African youth, through the promotion of intercultural exchanges and skill sharing. Singamakhalipha: to provide holistic, psycho social support, including after school care, to South African and migrant child headed households and community violence, including xenophobic-related violence.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-casual

Human rights peer education
Business Development
Capacity development
Social dialogues
Psycho social counseling
HR and training development of skills development projects in the townships
Implementing of a variety of Business Procedures as well as educational and practical programmes that help prepare youth to face the challenges of living in South Africa while also being agents of change within communities themselves.

Studying towards a degree/diploma in Social Sciences/Business Administration/Human Rights/ Political Science/HR or a related area
Good Communication skills
Able to work with people from a diversity of cultures
Able to work both well in a team and independently

Human Rights

Ref: 2203

This organisation, formed in 1955, is a human rights organisation, which provides para-legal advice to disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities. The organisation works through provision of legal services, research, legislation monitoring, publication, training, campaigns and networking. There are several Offices in South Africa, situated in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Grahamstown, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elisabeth and Pretoria. The aims of the Centre are to promote the constitutional entrenchment and protection by law of human rights for all; equal access to justice for all; the establishment of democratic and accountable government; an awareness of the roles of civil society as well as the state in the achievement of social and economic justice and monitor infringements of political and socio-economic rights and how the rights of women are effected. The organisation focuses largely on social security rights, especially retirement provision, child support benefits, unemployment provision and disability provision. They provide education and advice to approximately 40'000 people annually, who are part of the most disadvantaged. Organisation services are focused to respond to the need of the poor, especially women, the unemployed, the children, the disabled.

Location: 12 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi Casual

Tasks in Law and all related paralegal services
Socio-Economic Development and several other fields.
Social-economic impacts on poverty and development, through performing various administrative, research and related tasks.

A strong interest in Human Rights, NGO work and an understanding thereof
A background in either Law, Research or Economics
A flexible, openminded attitude and respect for other cultures
Efficient, organized and methodical work.