Global Social Justice Links

ArtSS Career-Ready

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have announced a new program, ArtSS Career-Ready, to prepare students for the many career paths available with a degree in humanities and social sciences. ArtSS Career-Ready will offer tailored programs aimed at developing students' skills for the workplace. The program will also offer work placements exclusive to students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with some of Australia’s most reputable organisations. Find out more here.

Global Social Justice Network and Related Social Networking Links

GSJN on Facebook

GSJN on LinkedIn

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University on Facebook

Development Studies, Sydney University on Facebook

Sydney Peace Foundation on Facebook

Sydney Peace Foundation Blog

Sydney Peace Foundation on Twitter

Postgraduate Teaching Programmes at Sydney University

Centre for International Security Studies

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies also see the CPACS brochure

Department of Political Economy

Development Studies program

Faculty of Science a number of postgraduate programmes focus on social justice-related fields.

Ian Buchan Fell Housing Research Centre

Master of Human Rights

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

Museum and Heritage Studies Program

Sydney School of Public Health

Sydney Sustainability Program

United States Studies Centre

Networks and Projects based at Sydney University

Australia-Africa Universities Network

Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and Sydney University Partner Project. Also see AIME website.

Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

Business & Professional Ethics Group

Centre for Armed Violence Reduction which hosts the and the Armed Violence Reduction Monitor project.

Charles Perkins Centre

Co-operatives Research Group

Diversity in Work Research Group

Everything Political - an events newsletter designed to publicise details of all forthcoming research and public events in the field of politics, very broadly defined., hosted by the Sydney School of Public Health.

International Social Marketing Research Network Inaugural Symposium November 10, 2011

Law and Society Research Network

Mekong Research Group (AMRC)

Religion, State and Society (RSS) Network

The Social Inclusion Unit

Social Transformation and International Migration Project

Sri Lanka Human Rights Project

Students Representative Council, Sydney University. Has various departments associated with social justice.

Surveillance and Everyday Life Research Group

Sydney Environment Institute

Sydney Health Policy Network

Sydney Law School Social Justice Program

Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society

Sydney Social Justice Network

Sydney University Research Community for Latin America

Sydney University Amnesty International Society. Also see their page on the University of Sydney Union site.

Sydney University International and Global Studies Society.

Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)

Sydney University Union directory of humanitarian and community aid societies

Union Strategy Research Group

West Papua Project

Widening Participation Scholars Network

Women and Work Research Group

*Also see here for a list of University of Sydney Centres and Institutes

Coordinating Bodies and Networks in Australia

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia promotes excellence in the social sciences in Australia and in their contribution to public policy. It coordinates the promotion of research, teaching and advice in the social sciences, promote national and international scholarly cooperation across disciplines and sectors, comment on national needs and priorities in the social sciences, and provide advice to government on issues of national importance.

Attorney-General's Department of the Australian Federal Government upholding the rule of law and providing support to the Australian Government to maintain and improve systems for law and justice, national security, emergency management, and natural disaster relief.

Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Aid (formerly AusAID).

Australia-Japan Foundation established by the Australian Government in 1976 to expand and develop contact and exchange between the peoples of Australia and Japan. Activities include a grants programme.

Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition a broad range of groups and individuals who are working for the removal of all nuclear war fighting and associated intelligence facilities and activities in Australia

(Australian Council for Human Rights Education (formerly the National Committee for Human Rights Education) established in 1999 to actively pursue human rights education in Australia in response to the UN Decade on Human Rights Education.

Australian Council for International Development peak body for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations. Also see their list of member organisations which is a helpful directory of international NGOs in Australia.

Australian Council of Social Service peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality. ACOSS and National Pro Bono Resource Centre have recently created the Social Needs Directory a searchable directory of key reports and submissions concerning social needs in Australia since 2007.

Australian Human Rights Centre academic research institute based at the University of New South Wales, providing information on regional human rights procedures, standards and issues.

Australian Human Rights Commission Australia’s independent human rights body established in 1986 by legislation of the federal Parliament as an independent statutory organisation charged with protecting and promoting the human rights of all people in Australia.

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights association of legal professionals active in practising and promoting awareness of international human rights standards in Australia.

Australian Red Cross with programs on emergency services in Australia, international programs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, social inclusion, stronger communities, protecting people in war, migration support and volunteering opportunities.

Australians for Palestine seeks to educate people in Australia about Palestine by actively engaging with the media, academia, Federal and State Parliaments, governmental bodies, NGOs, and the community at large.

Australia Palestine Advocacy Network provides a national voice for Australians concerned about human rights abuses suffered by Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank, and the dispossession and displacement suffered by Palestinian refugees.

Australia Tibet Council (ATC) works to promote the human rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people.

BUiLD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) international leadership program, open to all University of Technology Sydney students.

Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University provides a focal point for research, teaching and scholarly activity in the area of human rights education.

Centre for Refugee Research interdisciplinary research centre at University of New South Wales.

Council for Australian-Arab Relations established by the Australian Government in January 2003 to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries. Activities include a grants programme.

Council of Social Service of New South Wales coordination and leadership for the non government social and community services sector in New South Wales.

GetUp! community advocacy organisation aiming to build a more progressive Australia by giving everyday Australians the opportunity to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues. Also see their current campaigns

GlobalHealth@UNSW University of New South Wales-based network of researchers, students, teachers, development workers and practitioners working to advance global health and development.

Law Council of Australia human rights resources page.

Human Rights Law Centre and the monthly HRLC bulletin Rights Agenda news, resources and events on human rights in Australia and the world.

Human Rights Learning Centre focusing on delivering high quality human rights education and training that builds human rights awareness and improves implementation capabilities across business, government and non-government organisations (NGO's).

Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Network. See the information on their 2014 and 2015 annual workshops.

International Centre of Nonviolence Australia whose main objective is to impart education on action in nonviolence at various levels. Also see here for details of the launch of ICON Australia in February 2013.

Micah Challenge Australia-based global campaign of Christians speaking out against poverty and injustice and working to halve global poverty by 2015.

Ministry for Peace Australia calls on the Australian Federal Government to establish an officially recognised and funded Department of Peace to support a global Culture of Peace within international relations and as a matter of foreign policy.

National Pro Bono Resource Centre promotes and supports pro bono legal services through its independent role as advocate, broker, coordinator, researcher and resource provider. Also see What is Social Justice? their plain English guide exploring theoretical and historical ideas of social justice and how these apply to contemporary disadvantaged groups.

New South Wales Reconciliation Council peak body for reconciliation in NSW, promoting united communities and recognition of rights, promotion of economic independence and social justice for Indigenous people.

Oxfam Australia provides people with the skills and resources to help them create their own solutions to poverty.

Pro Bono Australia online hub for Australia community sector

Refugee Council of Australia the national umbrella body for refugees and asylum seekers and the organisations and individuals who support them.

RegNet at Australian National University interdisciplinary program that serves as the central node for a network of centres, projects, institutions, practitioners and academics involved in exploring and understanding critical domains of regulation.

Stop the War Coalition, Sydney opposes the so-called “war on terror” and associated wars and occupations launched and supported by the United States and its allies including the Howard, Rudd and Gillard Australian governments. Also supports the legal rights and human rights of Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange.

Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.

Sydney Community Foundation a collection of endowed funds established by individuals, families, companies, government agencies, local councils and other charitable trusts to make a lasting difference to the life of the people in their community.

Sydney Development Circle mentoring and networking group open to anyone interested in international aid and community development at the local, regional and global levels.

Sydney Peace Foundation promotes public discussion about peace with justice and so influence public interest and awards Australia's only international prize for peace – the Sydney Peace Prize.

United Nations Association of Australia informing the community about the work of the UN and seeking to advance the goals of the UN in Australia and around the world. Activities also include the UNAA Academic Network whose newsletters contain opportunities and announcements in the field; forthcoming conferences, workshops & lectures; calls for papers; and recent and forthcoming publications.

World Citizens Association Australia (also see them on Facebook) propose a democratic global parliament be created, where global problems can be discussed and settled, laws to protect us all can be established and people from around the world are able to have a say in global issues that are getting harder to ignore.

Jobs Vacancies and Volunteering Links

Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade AVID page

Australian Volunteers for International Development current openings

Australian Volunteers International AVID current assignments

Other Internships and Volunteering Pages

AIESEC Australia

Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS)

Australian Council for International Development pages for internships and volunteering

Australian Volunteers International

Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD)

Charity Navigator ‘s Guide to Volunteering



Pro Bono Australia's VolunteerMatch


Social Justice Opportunities - A Career Guide for Law Students and New Lawyers

Travellers Worldwide

UN Volunteers

Voluntary Service Overseas. Also see VSO(UK)

World Volunteer Web

Job Vacancies Listings (Australia and international)

Australian Aid Resource and Training Guide (AARTG) (includes job listings).

Australian Council for International Development

The Australian newspaper's Higher Education jobs vacancies section (see the heading "Higher Education". You may need to turn off you adblocker to view to page.)

Australian Public Service Jobs

Beaumont Consulting

careerjet: human rights jobs


The Conversation Job Board

Council of Social Service of New South Wales



The Guardian: jobs

Human Rights Jobs

Human Rights Law Centre monthly bulletin Rights Agenda.


Intergovernmental Organizations Job Directory of human rights jobs. Hosted by the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Library.

International Development Communities



Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) job search

Overseas Development Institute's Fellowship Scheme employing postgraduate economists in developing countries.


RedR Australia recruits and maintains a humanitarian roster of international emergency response experts across a range of skills sets. The roster is used by nine UN agencies and international NGOs to access specialists to international disasters and complex emergencies.


Social Justice Opportunities - A Career Guide for Law Students and New Lawyers

Sydney University Careers Centre

United Nations System Job Vacancies

UN Careers


United Nations System of Organisations jobs websites

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Inter-American Development Bank,1165.html

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Civil Service Commission

International Labour Organization

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

UNAIDS vacancies and current tenders

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Employment homepage

United Nations Development Group Inter-Agency Mobility Programme. Note this is only open to staff from participating UN agencies.

United Nations Development Programme.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

World Food Programme

UN Young Professionals Programme

Other International Networks

Association of Human Rights Institutes

Child Labor Coalition.

QuitDay. See particularly their resource page on tobacco companies' use of child labor and unethical labour practices.

Conciliation Resources

Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation

DevQuest: Insider Advice from Development New Starters

Global Campaign for Peace Education Monthly Newsletter

Global Development Network

Guardian development network

International Peace Research Association

International Rivers

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Overseas Development Institute

Research Institutes in Peace and Conflict Studies compiled by the Sydney Peace Foundation


World Association for Christian Communication

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations