Human Rights Violations Report Author

About Helem
Helem, is the first LGBTQIA+ rights organization in the Arab world, officially established in Beirut, Lebanon in 2001. Its mission is to lead the struggle for the liberation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Intersex, Transgendered, Queer (LGBTQIA+) and other people with non-conforming sexualities and/or gender identities in Lebanon and the SWANA region from all sorts of violations of their individual and collective civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. Our goal is to empower young LGBTQIA+ leaders to advocate for their own liberation. We seek to create initiatives and spaces where our communities can leverage unity through diversity and build power. We protect and support individuals with the resources to resist the harm caused by homophobia and transphobia. We empower our youth through education and community building, and we mobilize to change the laws, policies, and practices that deny us equality and reduce our quality of life.

Position Overview:

Helem is seeking an experienced and passionate Human Rights Violations Report Author to join our team on a consultancy basis. The selected candidate will be responsible for synthesizing and articulating the findings of human rights violations, particularly those affecting the LGBTQIA+ community in Lebanon during 2023, to produce a comprehensive and impactful report.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Review collected data on human rights violations, with a specific focus on incidents involving the LGBTQIA+ community in Lebanon in 2023. Synthesize information to create a comprehensive narrative.
  2. Draft a detailed and compelling report on human rights violations, utilizing a human rights framework. The report should highlight key incidents, analyze trends, and provide insights into the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.
  3. Provide a contextual analysis of the overall human rights situation in Lebanon, emphasizing the specific challenges and progress observed for the LGBTQIA+ community. Additionally, perform a comparative analysis with findings from previous reports dating back to 2020, to provide a historical perspective and identify evolving trends.
  4. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including experts, activists, and community members, to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the report.
  5. Develop concrete and actionable recommendations for addressing human rights violations and promoting the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community.


  • Demonstrated experience in writing human rights reports, preferably with a focus on LGBTQIA+ issues.
  • Strong understanding of human rights principles, international standards, and legal frameworks.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and accessible manner.
  • Familiarity with LGBTQIA+ rights and a commitment to advocacy for equality and justice.
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

How to apply

All individuals interested in being part of this programming and who fit the criteria should apply by sending an email to [email protected] under the subject “HRV Author"
Women, trans*, and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Submit your application before March 5, 2024
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Tuesday, 05. Mar 2024
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Advocacy & Awareness, Human Rights & Protection, Research & Studies
Remuneration range:
2000 to 3000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
2 months