Internships with Peace and Justice Studies
Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights was founded in 2002 with the
goal of integrating the study of gender and of women into work on human rights,
security, and armed conflict. Scholars from five leading academic centers
and programs in the Boston area came together with the purpose of "changing the
political and academic understanding of the security field so that the dynamics
of gender become salient at all points in the conflict process, from prevention
through post-conflict reconstruction."
(Other categories: Human Rights, Peace)
Boston National Organization of Women (NOW)
NOW takes action to bring women into the mainstream of American society in truly
equal partnership with men by working to ensure equality for all women in all
areas of life. This includes ending discrimination, violence, and other harmful
actions aimed toward women, promoting access to birth control and abortion and
securing other reproductive rights for women, and combating racism, sexism and
Boston Women's Fund
The Boston Women's Fund supports community-based organizations run by women and
girls in the Greater Boston Area. We work with low-income women; women of color;
women with disabilities; lgbtq community; immigrant women; elder women; and
girls who are working to create a society based on racial, economic, and social
justice. The Boston Women's Fund raises money from a broad base of donors across
economic backgrounds to provide grants and develop programs that strengthen the
grassroots initiatives and leadership of women and girls.
Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program
The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps
in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by
creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Since 1972, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has led the way in advancing
reproductive freedom for women and families in the Commonwealth. Our mission is
to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process
to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full
range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy;
bearing healthy children; and choosing safe, legal, accessible abortion.
Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts
The mission of PPLM is to protect and promote sexual and reproductive health and
freedom of choice by providing clinical services, education and advocacy. Our
vision is that sexual health is essential to every person's well-being.
(Other categories: Health)
Somerville Commission for Women
The Somerville Commission for Women was created in March 1988 by City ordinance.
The SCW's bylaws state that the Commission's purpose is "to act as a
centralizing force in the City of Somerville to ensure the equal status of women
in educational, economic, political, health, legal, and social spheres including
the provision of information, referrals and guidance… [and] to take any action
considered appropriate by the SCW to ensure the equal status of women of every
race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, ability, age
and sexual orientation." The committees are the heart of the Commission.
Currently: Stopping the Violence, Public Relations, Employment and Empowerment.
Commissioners serve on at least one committee.
Women's Action for a New Direction (WAND Education Fund)
Mission: to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism
and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental
(Other categories: Peace, Environment)
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