Coordinator - RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in War) (This position has now been filled)
1 day per week (flexible), part-time, paid (£350 per month, £20,800 pro-rata)
Position Based in London, UK.
Overview of Position
The Coordinator plays an essential role in the 'day-to-day' running of the organisation, working directly with RAW in WAR board members on project related matters, development, fundraising, promotion, website updates, social media and being the primary coordinator of the Anna Politkovskaya Award held every October. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in the human rights field 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 event where extra days of work on either side of the award (fully paid) will be required including the occasional evenings and weekends.
Donate to the 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award Appeal
RAW in WAR would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support during 2013. The 2013 Anna Politkovskaya Award at London's Southbank Centre in October, could not have been the success it was without you.
We are very proud and extremely grateful for those guests and supporters who came together to make the 2013 Anna Politkovskaya Award a night of celebration, education and acknowledgement of the incredible work taking place by women human rights defenders from areas of war and armed conflict across the globe. The performance by Dame Evelyn Glennie, Labi Siffre, Lorraine Jordan, Disarm and the Badac Theatre Company, plus our wonderful Master of Ceremony Lyse Doucet and special guest Sir Nicholas Winton presenting the award to Malala Yousafzai, ensured the 2013 Anna Politkovskaya Award was a night to remember.
Our small team at RAW in WAR is already working on preperation for the 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award and we are launching an appeal to ask for your help in supporting next year's award event and the work of the new award winner.
Your support will also allow RAW in WAR to actively support the human rights work of our award winners in their own countries. With your help we can continue our goal of helping women human rights defenders working in conflict zones be heard and that their selfless work is supported and encouraged. RAW in WAR will also continue to campaign to end the abuse and persecution against brave women from war and conflict.
2. Donate to RAW in WAR directly via Online Banking/Telephone Banking:
Account Name: RAW for Women and Girl Survivors of War
Account No: 07455186 COUTTS
Sort Code: 180002
3. Make a donation by cheque to the following address:
RAW for Women and Girl Survivors of War
RAW in WAR
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3GA
Thank you for your donations and for supporting RAW in WAR in 2014
This week, BBC Radio 4 are broadcasting a five part drama about the life of Anna Politkovskaya. The dramatisation 'Anna's War', will be on air from Monday 3rd February until Friday 7th February at 10.45am and 7.45pm, or you can listen via the BBC iPlayer here. The dramatisation tells the story of Anna Politkovskaya in five key events from her life from 1999 until her murder in 2006. Listen Here
To accompany 'Anna's War', Anna's sister Elena Kudimova has written a blog about Anna and her work. You can read this on the BBC 4 website here.
Free Syrian activist Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues
It has been reported that non-voilent activist and human rights lawyer, Razan Zaitouneh and her team have been kidnapped in Damascus on the early morning of Tuesday, 10 December. Razan was the winner of the Anna Politkovskaya Award in 2011 for her courageous work to expose the atrocities taking place against civilians in Syria. According to reports, Razan was kidnapped from her home in the Douma suburb on the outskirts of Damascus, along with her husband, Wael Hamadah, and two members of her team - Nazem al-Hamadi and Sameera Alkhalil - by a group of unidentified masked and armed men. It is still unclear whether she was taken by government forces of President Bashar al-Assad's regime or Islamist rebels - both of which she has criticized as threats to the Syrian people’s uprising against the government.
Despite the threat to her life, Razan has continued living in Damascus where she launched in 2011 the Violations Documentation Centre (VDC) , an independent, civilian NGO, which monitors and documents the violations of human rights in Syria. According to reports, new threats against Razan Zaitouneh began after she started investigating abuses by rebels. According to her colleagues, the Army of Islam, a rebel group that has come to dominate the area, had been hostile to Razan because of her secular views.
We at RAW in WAR are outraged and saddened by the news of Razan's kidnapping and we fear for her and her colleague’s safety and for their life. Her courage and dedication to uncovering the truth about the torture, disappearances and killing of civilians in Syria continues to inspire us all.
Our thoughts are with Razan and her team at this time. We call on the Government of Syria to investigate and reveal the whereabouts of Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues and to take urgent steps to free them, as well as if detained by government forces – to immediately release them. We also call on European Union and world leaders to use their influence with the Syrian authorities and the Syrian opposition to secure the release of Razan and her colleagues.
Malala Yousafzai: Winner of the 2013 Anna Politkovskaya Award
VIDEO: Malala Yousafzai receives the 2013 Anna Politkovskaya Award
VIDEO: Extended film of the 2013 Anna Politkovskaya Award Ceremony