A few months ago, author William Gumede described Zuma as someone with a narcissistic personality disorder — a set of traits defined by Austrian psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut as “including an exaggerated sense of superiority, a lack of self-awareness about the impact of their behaviour and having a disdain for others, who they devalue to validate their own grandiosity”. These people lack empathy, have a distorted sense of reality and are incapable of seeing anything from anyone else’s perspective. Narcissists like Zuma, Gumede argues, can’t accept responsibility and don’t care if they take down entire countries with them. The events at Nkandla, sadly for Zuma, only reinforced that perspective.
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The IDAHO committee is a human rights defence organisation focusing on the fight against Homophobia and Transphobia worldwide. Its mission is to develop and promote the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated each May 17th by hundreds of organisations across more than 50 countries. Its annual report, providing detailed information on its objectives and strategies, can be accessed online at http://idahomophobia.org/
Within our workplan for 2009/2011, our organisation is looking for interns or students who want to engage on a longer term basis with the subjects we deal with. Mpre specifically, we are looking for intern to :
1) Develop our resource centre :
The intern will be working under the supervision of the Chair and the Global Coordinator, and will be responsible for developing the resource centre of the organisation, as one of our missions in the support to grassroots organisations is to facilitate their access to academic/research material for them to use in their advocacy and campaigns activities.
Fields covered include :
But other related issues can be considered, depending on the intern’s own expertise and research domain.
The tasks of the intern will be to :
2) Assist in our campaign on Religions and Homo/transphobia, aiming at highlighting the positive role Religions can and should play in the fight against homo/transphobia
The intern will assist in all aspects of the campaign, including :
The duration of the internships can be adapted to the student’s availability but we will favour internships of a minimum of 3 months. We cannot offer any allowance at the moment, but we are actively seeking to fundraise for this, so developments are possible, albeit not guaranteed. Limited amounts to cover communication/administration costs can be made available when justified.
The intern, unless located in Paris, will work from home with her/his personal equipment and with regular contacts with the management team and with other interns working on the same objective.
Working language is essentially English but written understanding of other languages is an additional asset.BACK TO TOP