Do you care about women’s human rights, and do you have some experience doing legal or policy research? If so, you may be interested in volunteering as a researcher with West Coast LEAF to support our 10th annual CEDAW Report Card, which grades BC’s compliance with the UN Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. We will be recruiting 18 subject-area researchers and six fact-checkers. Every year, our CEDAW Report Card gets significant media coverage and supports advocacy for social change in BC. See our previous Report Cards here.

Research volunteer work on the Report Card happens between June and November and involves a time commitment of approximately 20-25 hours in total during that period. Aside from three in-person meetings, which can be attended via teleconference, the majority of the volunteer work can be done at your convenience.  All volunteers will be recognized in our CEDAW Report Card and Annual Report.

Our three meetings are tentatively scheduled for the following Wednesday evenings: June 27, August 8, and November 7, 2018.

If you’re interested in working on the project, please email our Director of Law Reform, Zahra Jimale, at lawreform[at] by June 172018. In your email, please include a resume or CV and brief a summary of your experience in legal, policy, social science, and other research. We will do our best to get back to you about your volunteer application by June 21.