KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation is a feminist, secular, Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental civil society organization seeking to create a society that is free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate against women. KAFA has been aiming to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence and exploitation since its establishment in 2005. It seeks to realize substantive gender equality through the adoption of a combination of different approaches, such as: advocacy for law reform and introduction of new laws and policies; influencing public opinion, practices and mentality; conducting research and training; and empowering women and children’s victims of violence, and providing them with social, legal, and psychological support. Our focus areas are: family violence; exploitation and trafficking in women, especially in-migrant domestic workers and women in prostitution; and child protection, particularly from sexual abuse and family violence.
- Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for individuals who wish to volunteer their time and skills to support the mission and goals of KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation.
- Eligibility: Any person who shares the values and mission of KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation and is at least 18 years of age is eligible to apply to become a volunteer.
- Benefits: Volunteering/Interning with KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation offers individuals the opportunity to gain valuable skills, meet new people, and make a positive impact on the community. However, volunteers should be aware that they are not considered employees and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance or paid time off.
Expectations: Volunteers/interns are expected to:
- Act in accordance with the values and mission of KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation
- Attend any required training or orientation sessions
- Follow all safety procedures and guidelines
- Abide by the code of conduct and ethical guidelines of the organization
- Support the organization's goal of eliminating all forms of gender-based violence and exploitation
- Help in promoting the organization's approach of advocating for law reform and introduction of new laws and policies, influencing public opinion, changing the prevailing patriarchal practices, mentalities, and concepts, conducting research and training, and empowering women and children’s victims of violence, and providing them with social, legal, and psychological support.
KAFA usually accepts a limited number of interns/volunteers for a specific period of time according to the progress of its work. It aims at providing the best experience to its interns/volunteers in its areas of work. KAFA is supportive and guiding to individuals that seek the deployment of their efforts in civic engagement and improving their social and professional skills. In return, KAFA expects from the interns/volunteers to commit to the Code of Conduct set by the organization.
The period of internship/volunteering must be a minimum of 4 weeks and can extend according to the student’s requirements. Interns/volunteers are usually designated for assisting in administrative work, field work that includes preparation and conduction of sessions, and research. Each interns/volunteers is assigned to a facilitator who guides him/her throughout the internship/volunteering. The intern/volunteer assists the facilitator in preparation and implementation of program’s curriculum and reporting on the work progress. Interns/volunteers also help in data entry, archiving and management under the supervision of the monitoring and evaluation officer.
Interns/volunteers can set an agreement with the KAFA management concerning their working hours within KAFA’s working hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Applicants must send their curriculum vitae along with a brief introduction about themselves by filling the following survey: https://forms.office.com/r/SCnnbxbbGk