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The Gender Security Project is volunteer run and is constantly open to engaging with a wide cross-section of volunteers for its Editorial & Commissioning and Legal Research Teams. We run individual desks across multiple verticals and invest their time and skills to build a user-friendly platform for comprehensive research and literature at the cross-section of gender, peace, conflict, security, and policy. Our desks cover areas that include Peace and Conflict, Foreign Policy, Law, Media, Environment, Development, and Economics. We invite volunteers to apply to join us in the following areas of work (click to expand): 

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We invite articles that look at the intersection of gender and any of these areas and aspire to build a platform with dedicated analytical articles on these areas. To facilitate this, we invite applications for the post of commissioning editors. We invite applications from individuals of all gender identities, from all parts of the world, regardless of religion, race, caste, sexual orientation, ethnicity, color, ability, and nationality. We only require a functional knowledge of English and demonstrated subject-matter expertise.

What does a commissioning editor do?
A commissioning editor works with us to:
1) Receive topics on a fortnightly basis from our team and pick one, to identify potential authors to write articles on the chosen topic, for our website from among academia, policymakers, experts, and scholars.
2) Work with the author to identify deadlines and to receive the piece.
3) Edit / proofread the piece, collect the author’s bio, and submit it to our individual desks for publication.
4) Liaise with the author with a link to the publication.

If you join us as a commissioning editor, you get to work with us virtually from wherever you are in the world. We just need you to be connected via email. We expect a minimum commitment of 4 hours per fortnight. We respect the fact that you have plenty to attend to in your own life and that this is a volunteering engagement – so we retain a highly flexible work ethic that aims at being accommodated by your schedule, rather than to accommodate your schedule.

As a commissioning editor, you not only get to build your network with professors, academia, experts, and scholars, but also get to learn hands on through their insightful research. You learn the art of editing, proofreading, and structuring content, while also recognizing gaps in which insightful research may be facilitated.
We invite articles that look at the intersection of gender and any of these areas and aspire to build a platform with dedicated analytical articles on these areas. To facilitate this, we invite applications for the post of writers. We invite applications from individuals of all gender identities, from all parts of the world, regardless of religion, race, caste, sexual orientation, ethnicity, color, ability, and nationality. We only require a functional knowledge of English and demonstrated subject-matter expertise.


What does a writer do?
A writer works with us to:
1) Identify topics and discuss them with our team to write well-researched pieces that respond to pressing issues at the intersection of gender, peace, and security
2) Work with the editorial team to refine the piece through editorial feedback.

If you join us as a writer, you get to work with us virtually from wherever you are in the world. We just need you to be connected via email. We expect a minimum commitment of 4 hours per fortnight. We respect the fact that you have plenty to attend to in your own life and that this is a volunteering engagement – so we retain a highly flexible work ethic that aims at being accommodated by your schedule, rather than to accommodate your schedule.

As a writer, you not only get to build your writing portfolio, but also have your work read and consumed by a wide audience, while also getting to learn hands on through their insightful research. You learn the art of editing, proofreading, and structuring content, while also recognizing gaps in which insightful research may be facilitated.
We invite volunteers to support our legal research team in drawing up a comprehensive overview of law and gender, various interpretative frameworks, and jurisprudence that examines gender justice world over. To facilitate this, we invite applications for the post of legal research volunteer. We invite applications from individuals of all gender identities, from all parts of the world, regardless of religion, race, caste, sexual orientation, ethnicity, color, ability, and nationality. We only require a functional knowledge of English and demonstrated subject-matter expertise.

What does a legal research volunteer do?
A legal research volunteer works with us to:
1) Liaise with the legal team and identify a country
2) Map gender jurisprudence specific to the country and identify interpretative frameworks that operate vis-a-vis gender
3) Build a database that presents best (and not) practices in law and jurisprudence with respect to gender.

If you join us as a research volunteer, you get to work with us virtually from wherever you are in the world. We just need you to be connected via email. We expect a minimum commitment of 4 hours per fortnight. We respect the fact that you have plenty to attend to in your own life and that this is a volunteering engagement – so we retain a highly flexible work ethic that aims at being accommodated by your schedule, rather than to accommodate your schedule. As a researcher, you not only get to build a gender justice database, but also have your work read and consumed by a wide audience, while also getting to learn hands on through their insightful research. You learn the best practices around the world that have been engaged in interpreting gender and applying the law to expanded (and sometimes narrow) meanings of gender.


To apply for any of our positions, please email us at info@gendersecurityproject.com with:
  • Your motivation behind applying to be a commissioning editor (100 words)
  • Your bio and some insight into your future goals and how this engagement can benefit you (100 words)
  • If you're applying to join the writing team, your area of expertise + a relevant unedited writing sample 
  • If you're applying to join the commissioning team, your preferred desk 
  • If you're applying to join the legal research team, a note on your experience working in legal research (100 words)
Our applications are open at all times and volunteers can let us know if they would like to engage for short durations of time.