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Women’s Human Rights Program Staff Attorney, The Advocates for Human Rights

Posted 2 years ago

Job title: Women’s Human Rights Program Staff Attorney

Reports to: Women’s Human Rights Program Director

Job type: Full Time

The Advocates for Human Rights is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Women’s Human Rights Program. The mission of The Advocates for Human Rights is to implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law. By involving volunteers in research, education, and advocacy, we build broad constituencies in the United States and select global communities.

Position Summary

The Women’s Human Rights Program applies international human rights standards to advocate for women’s rights in the United States and around the world. Using research, education and advocacy, the program partners with local organizations overseas and in the United States to document domestic violence, rape, employment discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace and trafficking in women and girls for commercial sexual exploitation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include providing expertise and resources to legal professionals and advocating locally and internationally on violence against women legal reform, particularly in the areas of domestic violence and human trafficking and through our court observation program. Responsibilities also include legal research, writing, developing and conducting trainings, working with volunteers, interns, advocacy groups and international partners, as well as administration and substantive contributions to our Stop Violence against Women website,


Qualifications include a J.D. with at least 2 years’ experience in women’s human rights advocacy and violence against women issues. International experience is preferred. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Legal experience in the courtroom is preferred. Strong interpersonal, leadership and presentation skills are recommended. Candidates must be willing to travel internationally.


Compensation is commensurate with experience and is consistent with similarly sized nonprofits in the Twin Cities Area. Our generous benefit package includes vacation, medical, dental, long term disability/AD+D/life insurance, and pre-tax retirement plan.

To Apply

Please mail cover letter and resume to:

Staff Attorney Search

Women’s Human Rights Program

The Advocates for Human Rights

330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800

Minneapolis, MN 55401-2447

Or e-mail: (include “Staff Attorney Search” in subject line)

No phone-calls or e-mail inquiries, please.

Application Deadline: June 14, 2021

The Advocates for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. The Advocates is committed to cultural diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

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