|Application Deadline:||March 20, 2020|
|Location:||Home-based / Remote|
|Start Date:||April 1, 2020|
|Hours of work:||Flexible, based on deliverables|
|Language required:||English, preference for applicants with additional fluency in Russian|
All around the world trans and gender diverse people are facing organized attacks against our human rights based on so-called “gender ideology”. Attacks generally come from three distinct fronts: far-right actors, religious groups and radical feminist groups. In all cases, attacks are targeting trans and gender diverse people’s access to legal gender recognition, gender affirming healthcare and sexual and reproductive healthcare; they also promote conversion and other “reparative” therapies to “cure” trans and gender diverse people from our gender identities and expressions, and actively advocate for trans and gender diverse people’s exclusion from institutional and social life.
The main goal of this consultancy is to produce a meaningful contribution to trans and gender diverse organizingwith the purpose of: increasing critical knowledge on how “gender ideology” is used to attack trans and gender diverse people and their human rights in Central Europe; strengthening trans and gender activists’ capacity to organize successfully and to participate meaningfully in broader coalitions against attacks based on “gender ideology”; and expanding trans and gender diverse political mobilization on legal depathologization.
- Produce a map of key processes (e.g., legal reform, governmental elections) and actors (e.g., media, political parties, religious groups, official institutions, etc.) involved in Gender Ideology-based violence against trans and gender diverse people in Central Europe.
- Identify and engage with key stakeholders in the trans and gender diverse response to Gender Ideology-based violence against trans and gender diverse people in Central Europe.
- Identify and engage with key allies in the trans and gender diverse response to Gender Ideology-based violence against trans and gender diverse people in Central Europe.
- Produce a report in English highlighting key findings and recommendations.
- Design and conduct a webinar to share key findings and recommendations.
- Participate in GATE’s strategic planning processes on Gender Ideology issues, including communications, fundraising and additional activities.
- Expert knowledge on Central Europe processes, institutions and movements.
- Familiarity with trans and gender diverse issues in Central Europe.
- Familiarity with the Gender Ideology framework.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Proven track record of working within strict confidentiality and digital safety measures.
- Fluency in English; preference for applicants with additional fluency in Russian.
Submit the following to the email listed below with the correct subject line before March 20, 2020:
Subject line: Application GICE
- CV or résumé.
- Brief description of approach to the project, including geopolitical selection (e.g., entire region or specific countries) and its justification.
- Expected compensation.
GATE is an international organization working on gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues, including sex characteristics. GATE’s mission is to work internationally on gender identity, gender expression, and bodily issues by defending human rights, making available critical knowledge, and supporting political organizing worldwide. GATE envisions a world free of human rights violations based on gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity, and transformed by the critical inclusion of those historically marginalized on those grounds. We will contribute to building powerful, expert and well-resourced political movements, able to have meaningful participation in global processes and to transform the landscape of socioeconomic justice worldwide.