joey l. hamar in ethiopia beawiharta  muhammed muheisen, pakistan altaf gadri, india paula bronstein, thailand noah seelam, hyderabad per anders pettersson, uganda lana slezic, afghanistan roberto schmidt, afghanistan

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  • globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
  • there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
  • girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
  • a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
  • a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
  • literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their and send them children to school
  • a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
  • a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
  • a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
  • less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
  • school is not free in over 50 countries

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photos: (1) malala yousafzai; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen, pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) noah seelam, hyderabad, india; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of school water by the taliban is on the increase

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I am a sex worker

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REBLOG IS YOU ARE A SEX WORKER, KNOW A SEX WORKER, OR SUPPORT SEX WORKER’S RIGHTS AND DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION. Sex work is also not just prostitution. Sex work includes phone sex operators, webcam models, nude print models, erotic writers, fetish clips store owners, and more.

I always reblog. Not only because I know sex workers but because I am a trans womyn of color, and so many of us turn to sex work to survive.

Support workers.

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Dirty Talk: What would a SHY INTROVERT say during sex?

Just to remind you, these are the rules for Dirty Talk: we give you a role/character, you answer a sexy quote or line they would say during sex!



The role tonight is: THE SHY INTROVERT. What Dirty Talk would they engage in?

Tell us by answering to this ask or by submitting it to our inbox with the tag #DirtyTalk and the role you are submitting for.

 

 

The purpose of this game is eventually gather a compilation of scenarios, role-play scenes and lines. This compilation is aimed at helping folks who want to engage in dirty talk but are not sure how to begin, or get stuck mid-scene.


Sidenote: This is meant to be a game of imagination and creativity. While we acknowledge that sex and fantasies do not exist in a vacuum and we live in a social world that has stereotypes, systems of power, etc, here at the Center we like to encourage people to explore their fantasies and desires consensually and freely.

"You seem quiet: are you okay?"

masakhane:

A great article by Scarleteen explains what it “sounds like” to navigate consent and how to check-in with your sexual partner.

The middle of the post gives a chart of verbal cues for consent and nonconsent, and afterwards includes a great “traffic light” guide by Columbia University Health Service’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program for navigating consent:

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Job Listing: Organizing Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

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Job Description: 

The Organizing Director, reporting directly to the Executive Director, is responsible for political organizing around the organization’s legislative portfolio and community organizing around a new educational program targeting crisis pregnancy centers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Educational Outreach: Conduct educational outreach around reports and guides with a focus on crisis pregnancy centers, including trainings, house parties, and distribution plans. Outreach will be focused on expanding the organization’s membership and reaching communities of color and low-income communities.
  • Membership and Volunteer Engagement: Work with the Executive Director and relevant staff on engaging members through public education, events, and volunteering opportunities. Maintain relationships with members as appropriate, for example through active student groups or highly engaged volunteers. Coordinate volunteer and intern activity for the organization, including recruiting and engaging new volunteers.
  • Communications: Manage all member communications, including the website, action alerts, and social media.
  • Political Organizing: Work with the Executive Director to implement strategies for passing pro-choice legislation and defeating anti-choice initiatives with a focus on organizing members around legislative priorities. May include constituent meetings with legislators, in-district meetings with legislators, and targeting organizing and membership building efforts in key legislative districts. Prepare fact sheets, testimony, and other written materials for political program.
  • Electoral Outreach: Manage the endorsement process for pro-choice candidates, which includes coordinating the Political Committee (PAC), working with candidates to submit completed questionnaires, and interviewing candidates. Work with the Executive Director to implement strategies for electing pro-choice candidates in targeted races, which includes production and distribution of campaign materials, member communications, coordinated campaign work, voter identification and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts phone banks, and mobilizing volunteers to work directly on campaigns.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Work with coalition partners to coordinate political and outreach strategies and messages.
  • Represent the organization in various coalitions, meetings, and at events.
  • Participate in team environment to develop strategy and contribute to overall effectiveness of organization.
  • Plan and coordinate special events (Lobby Day, Briefings, Organizational events).
  • Other administration duties as assigned.

How To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@prochoicemass.org by November 21, 2012.

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Job Listing: Educational Speaker, Catharsis Productions

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Organization Information: Catharsis Productions is a dymanic theatre company that aims to confront and educate audiences on challenging social issues in innovative and unexpected ways. Our educational programs engage students in tough conversations about the topics of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and oppression. Our presenters encourage genuine dialogue, using humor, audience interaction, and dynamic theatrical media to overcome the traditional defensiveness and preconceptions about these issues. Our goal is to challenge mainstream beliefs and myths, enabling individuals to challenge their positions of power and privilege, question the cultural values they take for granted, and to hold themselves accountable for their actions. It is our hope that views and behaviors can be changed once audiences become attuned to their moral responsibilities within intimate relationships, and that the seeds of long-term change may be planted as a result of our efforts.

Job Description: 

We are seeking people ages 21 to 30 for Sex Signals, a two-person play that utilizes improvisation, scripted material, and audience discussion to educate college students and military personnel about sexual assault prevention. The program is performed by a rotating cast of at least 22 presenters, and has been seen by over 1.2 million people around the world in the last several years. Background in theatre, rape victim advocacy, education programs, gender studies, military or counseling is preferred but not required. The position is part-time and requires travel.  Presenters are paid for rehearsal time and on a per show basis. Catharsis covers all travel costs, including air travel, auto rental, lodging, and per diem, when rehearsing and/or performing away from the presenter’s home city.


Required Qualifications: 

  • This job calls for strong, energetic personalities who are able to facilitate a conversation about sexual assault prevention with diverse audiences. 
  • Presenters must be available for up to 20 hours of rehearsal per week starting mid-January through early March. 
  • They must also be available to work in at least April, August, and September as those are our busiest months. 
  • Travel is not constant but Sex Signals presenters may be required to be out of their home city for up to six weeks at a time.

How To Apply: Auditions will be held on December 4th and 5th at 7 Stages Theatre (1105 Euclid Avenue , Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307). To apply, interested parties should send a picture and resume to casting@catharsisproductions.com.

No phone calls, please.

Job Listing: Youth Program Coordinator, Health Imperatives, Inc.

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Job Description: 

Under the direction of the AHEC Program Director, the Youth Program Coordinator will take a lead role in the youth health careers program

Responsibilities Include:

  • Implement the Youth Health Careers Connection (YHCC) Program
  • in local high schools with the goal of introducing students to health career opportunities
  • Oversee the Mass AHEC HOSA initiative for the Southeast Region
  • including providing support to the BrocktonHigh School chapter and
  • assisting with the development of new chapters
  • Develop and revise program curricula as needed
  • Develop and implement a variety of youth education programs including
  • peer mediation, ATOD, bullying prevention and other topics per request
  • Lead AHEC evaluation and data reporting efforts for youth programs
  • Assist with grant writing and fee-for-service development efforts
  • Represent AHEC at regional and statewide meetings as assigned

How To Apply: Fax: 508.583.9809

E-mail: lowings@healthimperatives.org

Mail: Health Imperatives, 942 West Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301

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A group of some of our lovely current & past interns!

Our internship application is now LIVE on our website!

We’re looking for: enthusiastic, goal-oriented, collaborative individuals who are passionate about sex education and sex positivity. Anyone interested in entering the field of sexuality is especially encouraged to apply!

What we offer you: A chance to connect with a diverse community of sex-positive professionals. Access to CSPH resources, workshops, and events free of charge. An opportunity to really develop your skills and passions in the field of sexuality, led by Megan Andelloux (one of the premier sex educators in the field). This is not a fetch-coffee-and-make-copies internship! We emphasize personal development, skill and knowledge acquirement, and allowing each intern to shape their experience in a way that best benefits them individually in addition to their work for the Center.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting distance interns this round. Please only apply if you live close enough to drive/bus/commute/carpool to the Center (in Pawtucket, RI) at least 2 times a week.

All applications are due on Tuesday, November 27th by 5:00PM EST, along with a resume and two writing samples. Late applications will not be considered.

Click the link to access the full application, along with requirements and descriptions! Please pass this along to your friends! :)

Job Listing: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Coordinator, Health Imperatives, Inc.

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Organization Information: Health Care is a nonprofit health and human services agency that promotes positive decision-making skills, provides preventive health and social services, and encourages supportive community institutions which optimize human potential. Health Care provides services to individuals, families, communities, groups, organizations, and businesse that seek to empower individuals to identify their personal strengths and needs and develop choices to promote health and reduce risks for disease; enable families to reach optimal health and well-being; assist groups and communities to shape their institutions to expect the highest level of individual health and family functioning.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing culturally appropriate, science-based adolescent health education, on-site, to high risk youth in the city;
  • Providing current adolescent health information to youth, parents, and DCF clients at various locations throughout the city;
  • Implementing a science-based teen pregnancy prevention curriculum at SoutheasternRegionalVocationalTechnicalHigh School;
  • Providing appropriate resources, referrals and support to youth, parents, foster parents and DCF staff;
  • Implementing an annual work plan for the Science-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program;
  • Providing leadership in developing effective citywide youth development programming;
  • Participating in local, regional and statewide planning and coordination meetings;
  • Developing and coordinating workshops, trainings & conferences on teen pregnancy prevention;
  • Promoting culturally competent, state-of-the-art research-based prevention and youth development practices;
  • Ensuring timely and high quality completion of all contract deliverables, including work plans, MIS, reporting and community programming;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Brockton Youth Network; and
  • Must have dependable transportation.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Degree in education, health promotion, public health, social work or related field
  • Demonstrated experience planning, delivering, and evaluating science-based sexuality curricula for adolescents.
  • Experience in community organizing; coalition building, and collaborating with cross-sector community coalitions and school systems. 
  • Demonstrated familiarity and comfort with comprehensive sexuality education curricula. 
  • Bilingual and bicultural preferred.
  • The Coordinator must be available for evening and weekend work as needed.
  • The Coordinator must be cleared through CORI procedures. 
  • Some travel required. 
  • In your cover letter please describe your experience in education, working in urban communities and community leadership.

How To Apply: E-mail: lowings@healthimperatives.org

Fax: 508.583.9809

Mail: Health Imperatives, 942 West Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301

Job Listing: WISE Initiative Program Manager, WV FREE

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Organization Information: WV FREE, West Virginia’s foremost education and advocacy organization for reproductive justice (www.wvfree.org) works every day for West Virginia women and families to improve education on reproductive options, increase access to affordable birth control, and protect personal decision-making, including decisions about whether or when to have child. We work to accomplish our goals through grassroots activism, public education, policy advocacy, coalition building and conducting community events.

Our office is centrally located in the heart of “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia” in downtown Charleston, the state’s capitol city. Charleston offers a pleasant and cosmopolitan lifestyle in a smaller, affordable metropolitan area with active civic organizations, exciting arts and performance venues, institutions of higher education, and excellent medical facilities. West Virginia’s beautiful state parks, trails for hiking and biking, and streams and rivers for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting are all within easy reach.

WV FREE works in partnership with its sister organization, the WV FREE Action Fund.  Both share the same overall mission, office space, and employees.

Job Description: WV FREE seeks a highly motivated individual with a working knowledge of the educational system in West Virginia to serve as full-time Program Manager for the WISE Initiative. The goal of the WISE program is to institutionalize comprehensive sex education (CSE) in West Virginia public schools. The Manager will work in collaboration with local partner organizations and state agencies to develop implementation strategy, manage evaluation, and other activities essential to successful results.  The WISE Initiative Manager will be responsible for planning, managing and conducting training and technical assistance to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished. Responsibilities include monitoring the implementation and evaluation of sex education in school districts. In collaboration with partners, the WISE Initiative Manager will develop a learning community for teachers across sites.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with state agencies, county school boards, principals, educators and WV FREE partner groups to continue to build support West Virginia’s permissive policies on sexual health education.
  • Identify schools/districts to assess for CSE institutionalization.
  • Conduct environmental scans.
  • Engage stakeholders and champions.
  • Review CSE-supportive district policy.
  • Review and/or connect CSE to school frameworks (education standards, core subjects, school improvement plans and strategic plans).
  • Provide ongoing training and technical assistance through site visits and on-site training.
  • Conduct curriculum mapping & alignment (e.g. pacing, placement in existing curricula, standards).
  • Help schools select, procure, adapt and adopt curriculum.
  • Conduct curriculum trainings and provide technical assistance to implement CSE in the classroom.
  • Oversee project evaluation for process, outcome, impact and leverage measures to assess effectiveness of strategy, implementation and impact.
  • Assist with grant reporting on the initiative.
  • Disseminate results and lessons learned to national evaluator, funder, local partners, and the fields of public health, education, sex education, teen pregnancy.

Required Qualifications: 

  • The Program Manager must possess the skills to take direction, work cooperatively and independently.
  • Excellent organizational, written and social skills are a prerequisite. 
  • The ideal candidate will be an energetic ‘people person’ who can handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Knowledge of program creation and development of administrative policies and procedures


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Public Health, Education or other related fields
  • At least three years of experience in program management

How To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter detailing interest in this specific position and WV FREE, a resume, and a list of three references including one from a current or former supervisor to:

Executive Director

WV FREE

100 Capitol Street, Suite 1005

Charleston, WV 25301

Or via email to margaret@wvfree.org.

Job Listing: Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life, University of Richmond

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Organization Information: Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs.  Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A 12th ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique. 

Job Description: The University of Richmond is currently seeking an Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life.  Reporting to the Director of Common Ground, the Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life is responsible for the development and administration of LGBTQ-related programs and managing all aspects of the LGBTQ office, with emphases on providing resources, support, and programming for LGBTQ students, student organizations, staff, and faculty. The Associate Director works to ensure that LGBTQ programs and issues are broadly visible aspects of the social and intellectual life of the campus. The Associate Director facilitates and models the values of civic engagement and inclusive community through vigorous advocacy for LGBTQ students and LGBTQ-friendly policies, championing an approach to sexuality and gender identity and expression that is attentive to other categories of difference(e.g., race, class, ability), and supporting LGBTQ student activists. As a member of the Common Ground team, the Associate Director collaborates in developing and delivering general diversity and social justice programs, including workshop and community outreach projects. The Associate Director also represents Common Ground on various committees and at public events.


Required Qualifications: 

  • The successful candidate will possess Ph.D. with significant supplemental experience or Master’s Degree with 3-5 years experience working in a related field or capacity. 
  • Knowledge of student development principles, especially around issues of diversity, social justice, and mentoring for leadership development.  
  • Expertise in gender identity/expression, sexuality, and queer issues, including intersections among them, intersections with other dimensions of difference (e.g., race, class, ability), and psychological, interpersonal, policy, and social dimensions.
  • Experience in community building or organizing, advising and counseling students, superior writing and public speaking abilities, knowledge of assessment principles and execution, and experience in strategic planning. 
  • Knowledge of budget maintenance and projection, expertise in group facilitation, including formal meetings and informal dialogues
  • knowledge of office management and supervision principles.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Research and/or teaching background in the field preferred. 

How To Apply: Visit www.urjobs.org to view the complete job description and apply. Position Number 501838