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RAW in WAR is hiring - Coordinator and Communications Administrator PDF E-mail

Job Title: Coordinator and Communications Administrator

Working For: Reach All Women in WAR (RAW in WAR)

Location: London

Hours: 1 day/week (£80/day)

The Coordinator/Communications Assistant plays an essential role in the ‘day-to-day’ running of RAW in WAR, a small human rights charity striving to enhance the voices of women in areas of conflict.  This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in the human rights field, and who wishes to gain experience and be part of a unique and exciting NGO. Although this is not a full time role, flexibility is required - especially in the run up to the Anna Politkovskaya Award where extra days of work (fully paid) will be required, including the occasional evenings and weekends.

Key duties include:

  • Working directly with board members on project related matters.
  • Managing RAW’s social media presence across multiple channels.
  • Drafting copy for blog posts, press releases, and newsletters.
  • Ensuring the smooth running of RAW’s website, and implementing the next phase of our website upgrade.
  • Coordinating RAW’s Anna Politkovskaya Award, held every October, and the organisation’s ‘Refusing To Be Silenced’ panel events.
  • Coordinating and supervising RAW’s team of volunteers.
  • Managing board and team meetings, and providing monthly progress reports on work and future actions.
  • Financial administrative assistance, fundraising and general administration.
  • Undertaking other ad-hoc tasks when required.

Essential skills, qualification and experience:  

  • University degree in Human Rights, International Development, International Affairs, Gender Studies (or equivalent) and/or relevant practical work experience.
  • One year minimum of commitment to RAW (highly preferred).
  • Motivated and passionate about human rights - particularly the rights of women and girls.
  • Excellent writing skills (fluency in English).
  • Editing and proof-reading skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Experience of working in project administration and management.
  • Experience in organising events.
  • Experience in using social media for professional purposes.
  • Understanding of website administration (extremely desirable).
  • Additional languages (in particular, Arabic and/or Russian) particularly desirable.
  • Must be flexible, a positive self-starter, and willing to work as part of a team.


For more information about RAW in WAR, visit our website: http://www.rawinwar.org/

To apply for this role, please email Friederike Behr ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with your CV (max 2 pages) and a 1 page Cover Letter, clearly explaining your suitability for this role and what you hope to gain from it.

Interviews: To be held in London by the Board of Trustees at the end of June/beginning of July.

Closing Date: Sunday 19th June (5pm)

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret we will not be able to contact you if your application has been unsuccessful.

PLEASE SUPPORT US - RAW's New Website Project PDF E-mail

Help us to create a new online platform through which we can support women human rights defenders working in war and conflict zones worldwide.

In today’s social media and internet-driven society, in order to raise awareness about our work, RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in War) needs an outstanding online presence. This involves a new website that will feature in-depth information, inspiring videos and photography and social media platform spreading awareness and encouraging support of women human rights defenders who work tirelessly in conflict zones worldwide. Being a charitable organisation, RAW in WAR must raise money to undertake all of its activities, which range from pivotal campaigns to financial support necessary to continue vital work in conflict.

We are raising funds in order for a software developer to design RAW in WAR a new, technologically up-to-date and secure website conducive to our continuing and expanding work.

A new website will provide us with a platform that is necessary to spread the word of the brave and courageous work that women human rights defenders are carrying out worldwide. We will be able to keep you, our supporters, better informed on global injustices and the work women are doing to combat them.




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Happy Birthday, Razan! Free Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues - THE DOUMA FOUR PDF E-mail


Today, 29th April, marks the birthday of Razan Zaitouneh - the third consecutive birthday she has spent in captivity. The 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award winner was snatched from her office in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, in 2013. Together with her husband, Wa’el Hamada and two other activists, Samir Khalil and Nazem Hamadi, she was detained and abducted by armed men believed to be members of the so-called Army of Islam, which at that time had control over Douma. Since their abduction from the Violations Documentation Center (VDC) in Douma almost three years ago in December 2013, their condition and whereabouts have remained unknown. 

We call on all those governments, world leaders and individuals who have influence over the situation in Syria, to do their utmost to ensure the safe, unconditional and immediate release of Razan, Wa’el, Samir and Nazem, known as the Douma 4! 

To mark Razan's birthday and to renew calls for Razan and her colleagues' release, RAW in WAR joined today, 29 April 2016, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, supported by many organisations around the world, in a Joint Statement. To read the text of the Joint Statement please click here. To read the statement in Arabic, please click here .

To help bring attention to their case, “we are hoping once again to shine a light on their disappearance,” says Rana Zaitouneh, Razan’s sister. On 30 April 2016, the family is hosting a vigil on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, co-sponsored by Amnesty International Canada. They are also asking those who are unable to attend to post messages of solidarity, photos, artwork, or anything else that may spread awareness over the next week. For more information on the vigil, visit this Facebook page.

You can post a message or a photo of yourself with the photo below HERE .


 Join the call to help free the four human rights defenders, who were abducted in December 2013, and send messages of solidarity.


  #RAWinWAR #RefusingToBeSilenced #RazanZaitouneh #Douma4



Vian Dakhil at Refusing To Be Silenced 2016 PDF E-mail

At RefusingToBeSilenced‬ we honoured Vian Dakhil. Vian received the 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award in recognition of her brave and fierce campaigning to advocate and mobilize support for the Yazidi people in Iraq - in defiance of the danger she faces as an outspoken critic of Islamic State. For her courage she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016. As Iraq's only Yazidi MP, Vian continues to speak out and campaign to protect her people from the terror of Islamic State. More than 3,000 Yazidi women and girls were kidnapped and kept as sex slaves to ISIS fighters. Vian is the voice for these women and girls. She needs all our support as she refuses to be silenced and keeps going!


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