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Urgent: English to Kiswahili proofreading of our Kenyan "The Law and FGM" report

28 Too Many

05 Dec 2018 This opportunity is no longer available Share
05 Dec 2018 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
We are looking urgently for an online volunteer to proofread and correct a 16-page long document, mapping the legal framework and status of FGM in Kenya. This includes extracts and analysis of constitutional protections, international treaties and national legislation that give protection to women and girls at risk of FGM. The use of legal terms as well as FGM relevant terms is thus omnipresent and therefore require volunteers with a legal background. An in-house online glossary of terms is available which we will ask to complete and further develop to match the lexical complexity of our reports (notably the legal terms for this particular report). Coordination will be managed by 28 Too Many, direct communication will take place via email. Volunteers will be given due credit on the final product. Deadline of Mid-Dec 2018.
Translation and interpretation
28 Too Many is a values based charity working to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Our primary focus is on research and enabling local initiatives to end FGM in the 28 African countries where it is practised and in other countries across the world where members of those communities have migrated. We provide knowledge, tools, best practice models and support networks which help anti-FGM campaigners and organisations working with communities to bring about sustainable change to end FGM. We also network and advocate for the global eradication of FGM, working closely with other charities and organisations in the violence against women sector and participating in global campaigns, such as the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.
Volunteers: 2 needed
6-10 hours per week / 2 weeks
Proficiency in Kiswahili, fluent in English. Work or studies in the legal field is ESSENTIAL, preferably in Human Rights or criminal law. Experience in translation from English to Kiswahili is essential and expertise in at least one of the following areas is preferred: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and/or Women’s Health and/or Gender. Please give details of previous work with your application. Applicants may be asked to translate a short paragraph as part of the selection process.
English, Swahili

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