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Atheer el-Mohammadi

Application for the Position of Gender-based Violence Counsellor

To whom it may concern,

When I learned about the position of Gender-based Violence Counselor at WCWRC, I knew that this is the opportunity I have been waiting for since my graduation in 2019, given my strong background in human rights advocacy and more than 6 years of global work experience in the areas of counseling, research, project management, and community work with women, children, and LGBTQ+ groups affected by violence and discrimination. While engaging with the peace and conflict studies, I enriched my global theoretical understanding of gender-based violence and practical work experience with the survivors of violence with the North American perspective and while doing so, upgraded my knowledge with the Canadian and Manitoba-specific policies, legislation, and regulations affecting response to any form of violence, and focused on the theories of violence intervention and prevention and restorative justice such as creative-narrative therapies.

Most importantly, being a colored new-immigrant woman to Canada and Winnipeg, I have first-hand experience of the challenges and barriers the newcomers and refugees could face white integrating with Canadian society. Besides my specialization in gender-based violence and counseling skills, I possess a unique capacity to converge the diverse skills acquired from my multi-dimensional educational and work background. Consider the following highlights of the skills and knowledge that are valuable to this position: 

  • A nuanced understanding of how gender-based violence and its impact on different vulnerable groups and work experience in Winnipeg with the settlement sector
  • Extensive experience of maintaining casework, drafting safety plans, and co-creating multi-party solutions while providing a response to the people affected by violence and experience of counseling participants with low English levels
  • In-depth knowledge of referral resources and strong community ties in Winnipeg (government agencies like IRCC, student groups, community-based/faith-based/cultural/non-profit organizations, human rights advocates, academic community)
  • Strong communication (oral as well as written) skills resulting in the effective workshop / educational programs delivery and documentation 
  • Specialized computer and social media literacy acquired through prior work experience in the computer sector
  • Cross-cultural competency acquired through travel and stay in 11 countries (South Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe) for work, education, and leisure
  • Evolved inter-personal skills using the approaches of conflict resolution and transformation
  • Ability to be flexible as well as productive in constantly changing work conditions and stressful deadlines
  • Disciplined, self-motivated, multi-tasking- and excellence-oriented approach towards work
  • Available to work on evenings, weekends, and any days of the week, as lack any dependents or responsibilities

Moreover, my extensive global experience in gender-based violence response is significantly relevant to the kaleidoscopic "multi-cultural" Winnipeg society. I believe that the above "highlights" and the "Career Summary" section in the attached resume establish my capacities to be considered for this position. I would appreciate an opportunity for a personal interview to answer any questions that my resume and this cover letter may not incorporate. Thank you for your consideration.


Anamika Anwesha

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