China’s accidental feminist icon, Erotica literature redefined, Global internships at Human Rights Watch

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Enjoy our small seeds of joy with an intersectional feminist lens. 
 

China's accidental feminist icon on her 6 month solo trip across China: Su Min is a 56-year-old woman who, tired of housework and an unhappy marriage, embarked  on a six-month trip across China that has challenged deep-rooted gender norms. ➞ Full Story

The story behind Portugal's pocket of hope for trans immigrants: Casa T is Portugal's first shelter for trans immigrants. The project was born amid the pandemic to respond to the housing crisis, aggravated particularly for trans immigrants of color. For the shelter's founder, the goal is to create a future where places like Casa T won't be needed. ➞ Watch 

Afrofeminist data futures – a new report: What is feminist data? A new report covering 20+ countries and 140+ feminist orgs seeks to better understand the question and how feminist movements in Africa can be empowered through the production of feminist data, and how it can be translated into actionable recommendations. ➞ Full Story

Breathe new inspiration into your everyday routine with a 21-day meditation course with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. 


North America 
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NGO-Remote-Research fellows, Survivor Agency + Justice Center
NGO-Remote-Community manager, Art with Impact
NGO-Remote US/Canada-Community manager, Only One
NGO-Remote-Intern, Type Media Center
NGO-Remote-Policy+data fellowship, Jain Foundation
NGO-Remote-LGBT rights intern, Human Rights Watch
Ed-Remote-Research associate, NYU Social Media Center  
Tech-Remote-Summer data analyst, Citizen Data
Publishing-NY-Legal assistant, Penguin Random
Civic Org-NY-Impact + innovation reporter, Unfinished
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NGO-Remote-Data specialist, Alliance to End Homelessness
Civic Org-Remote-Events intern, Canadian Federation of Students
NGO-Remote-Research analyst, Indspire 
NGO-Remote-Reseacher, Indspire
NGO-York-Jr project coordinator, 360°kids

Asia
NGO-Project coordinator, Frontline Defenders
NGO-Human rights fellow, Forum Asia
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NGO
-Beirut-Regional representative, Malala Fund
Think Tank-Beirut-Women political participation
coordinator, Arab Reform Initiative
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NGO-Tokyo-Advocacy + outreach intern, UN Women
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NGO-Remote India, UK, or Belgium-Legal assistant, 
Minority Rights Group
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NGO-Amman-Comms + advocacy intern, UN Women

Africa + Middle East
NGO-Women's rights researcher, Human Rights Watch
Think Tank-Fellowship, Arab Reform Initiative
NGO-Advocacy trainer (Arabic speaking), Minority Rights Group 
NGO-Research intern, African Population + Health Research
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NGO-Cape Town-Intern, Justice + Reconciliation Institute 
NGO-Pretoria-Associate, Clinton Foundation
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NGO-Pemba-Coordinator, Ayuda en Acción
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Philanthropy-Lagos-Program officer, Africa Philanthropy Forum

Europe 
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Ed-Remote-A fellowship for refugee women
in Italy to gain tech skills, TechFugees
Media-Milan-Jr graphic designer, Freeda
Research-Bolzano-Science for public intern, NOI Techpark
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Civic Org-Remote-Jr campaigns + policy officer,
European Women’s Lobby
Civic Org-Brussels-Comms officer, Fair Trials
NGO-Brussels-EU resource coodinator, Plan Int. 
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Ed-Amsterdam-Intern, Center for Entrepeneurship 
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NGO
-Dublin-Admin assistant, Women's Aid
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NGO-Berlin-Associate, Transparency International
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NGO-Geneva-Associate, Feminist Peace Project
NGO-Geneva-Countering sexual violence trainee, IRC
NGO-Canton Ticino-Project coordinator, ASPI
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NGO-Skopje-Project manager, We Effect
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Writing-
A program for young writers across UK
(4-month bootcamp), The Phoenix Programme 
NGO-Remote-Researcher/coordinator, Innovation Unit
Travel-London-Jr production associate, Culture Trip
Tech-London-Jr curator, Twitter
NGO-London-Network manager, Girls Network
Media-London-Production assistant, Freeda
Marketing-London-Jr graphic designer, Kidsknowbest
Business-London-Jr events manager, Enterprise Nation
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Tech-Paris-Intern, Techfugees
Environment-Paris-Partnerships intern, Too Good To Go 
Environment-Lyon-Sales intern, Too Good To Go 
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Foodtech-Barcelona-Community builder, Huera
NGO-Madrid-Fundraising consultant, Grandes Amigos

Latin America
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Fintech-Mexico City-Analyst, Quona Capital
NGO-Mexico City-Urban development intern, UN 
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Tech-São Paulo-D&I manager, Twitter
Tech-São Paulo-Business intern, LinkedIn
Human Resources-Rio-Legal intern, Grupo Capacitare
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NGO-Bridgetown-Economics/GBV intern, UN Women

Remote 
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NGO-Women's rights intern, Human Rights Watch
NGO-Multimedia intern, Human Rights Watch
NGO-Asia division intern, Human Rights Watch
NGO-Writers + translators (Arabic), The Syria Campaign
NGO-Media manager, The Syria Campaign
NGO-Gender/climate justice adviser, We Effect
NGO-Conference support intern, ILGA World
Media-Photography intern, Rest of World
NGO-MENA consultants safeguarding policies, Medica Mondiale
NGO-Coordinator (Beijing +25), Young Feminist Europe
Journalism-Fellowship for journalists not in US
or Western EU, Pulitzer/Persephone Miel Fellowship


🌈to celebrate your talent 

Funding opportunity from The Own Our Power Fund for orgs around the world building stronger reproductive + gender justice movements.

Call for abstract submissions to Global Research Network Think Tank's "Gender, Conflict and Displacement" journal. 

An open call for applications from young artists with a feminist, ecological and/or postcolonial art practice. The Room to Bloom org (fun fact: we almost changed the name of The Bloom to "Room to Bloom" before we knew it already existed😂). They will select a group of 100 emerging feminist artists from around the world to participate in a free mix of trainings + workshops throughout the year. 

Many of us feel that we have a novel inside us, but don’t know where to start. This year, the Grazia x Women's Prize for Fiction provides a starting point for your story – and perhaps the start of your writing career. An award-winning author has written the opening paragraph – and they want you to finish the chapter. You can take the story in whichever direction your inspiration leads, just keep to 800-1000 words. Prize includes a year of mentorship, $$, and lots of goodies. 


💡to learn

A 7-week online advocacy course for activists from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, or Syria – by Minority Rights Group International

3 online media training sessions for feminist activists. The sessions' main purpose is to train activists in public speaking, and will be available in Spanish, French, and English. 


📆to join

8 April A 2-day conference "Unfinished: Actualizing an Intersectional Antiracist Future" featuring 60+ thought leaders that are evolving and disrupting systems in the pursuit of profound change in the US,  from Black-owned vegan ice cream, to clean tech solutions for underserved communities, to tiny houses for the unhoused, to artistic interventions. 

9 April At this critical juncture in the COVID pandemic, the Gender & Trade Coalition, together with the Women in Migration Network, come together to reframe the policy debate through a feminist lens on migration and trade, and how the pandemic offers an opportunity for a bottom-up approach to international trade and labour architecture. 

14 April Cecilia Muñoz is a former senior Latinx member of the Obama administration and longtime powerful voice in the civil rights movement. In her new book, she shares her insights, along with those of some extraordinary women of color she met along the way, as an offering of inspiration to women of color. In conversation with others at this event, Muñoz will reflect on how US government works and how it falls short, providing valuable lessons for advocacy and fighting for social justice. 
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a feminist icon's home is like? You can now satisfy that curiosity by taking a virtual tour of Gloria Steinem's NYC apartment, a central hub for activist groups for decades. 

What will hopefully be the future of erotica isles in bookshops

An event looking into the psychology behind overconsumption, the role that trends have in dictating our behaviour, and how we can break bad consumption habits. 

Diversify your Instagram feed and find inspiration in the incredible art from these 5 trans artists.

The internet just got a whole lot more entertaining. Lupita Nyong'o has started her own YouTube channel! Her channel is a fun series where she tries new things and in the first episode, Lupita learns how to ride a motorbike. It's a fairly relatable take on what it might be like to try riding for the first time – minus perhaps the shoutout to her friend Beyoncé...unless one of you knows her?? Do let us know ;) 
Last week, we shared Part I of the illustrated series "Virtual Gallery for Shifting Power" using art to explore decolonizing and reimagining 'development.' Each week brings a new collaboration between artists and in the most recent, an Indian illustrator and Spanish multimedia journalist come together to display a visual representation of debates surrounding ‘shifting the power’ in the development and aid sector. 

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