Women's Human Rights Attorney

The Women’s Human Rights Program applies international human rights standards to advocate for women’s rights in the United States and around the world. Using research, education and advocacy, the program partners with local organizations overseas and in the United States to document domestic violence, rape, employment discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace and trafficking in women and girls for commercial sexual exploitation.

Qualifications include a J.D. with at least 2 years’ experience in women’s human rights advocacy and violence against women issues. International experience is preferred. Responsibilities include providing expertise and resources to legal professionals and advocating locally and internationally on violence against women legal reform, particularly in the areas of domestic violence and human trafficking. Responsibilities also include legal research, writing, training, working with volunteers, interns, advocacy groups and international partners, as well as administration and substantive contributions to our Stop Violence against Women website, www.stopvaw.org. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Strong interpersonal, leadership and presentation skills are recommended. Candidates must be willing to travel internationally.
TERMS: This is a full-time position with an excellent vacation plan and medical/dental insurance. Compensation is commensurate with experience and within the range of similar non-profit organizations.
To apply, please mail cover letter and resume by April 30, 2019 to:
Attorney Search
Women’s Human Rights Program
The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Ave. South, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1940
Or by email to: hrights@advrights.org
The Advocates is committed to cultural diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.