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Call for Artists & Illustrators

Musawah is seeking the services of artists, illustrators and/or designers who are interested in working with Musawah to produce spot illustrations for advocacy tools related to Muslim women’s rights around the world.

We plan to use your artwork to illustrate our knowledge products, such as infographics, blogs, presentations, publications, etc. Our budget is about MYR150-200 per piece, negotiable, and ideally the artwork would be completed by mid-June 2019.

Deadline: 4 May 2019

Special priority given to self-identifying Muslim women or those who can do Arabic calligraphy, but all queries welcome.

TO APPLY: If you have the interest and necessary qualifications to meet the project requirements, please write to us before 4 May 2019 at with “Artwork consultancy” in the subject line. Please also submit the following:

  • a short introduction to you and your style of work,
  • relevant samples or links to your work,
  • your rates for spot illustrations,
  • your availability to finish spot illustrations by mid-June 2019.


Employment opportunities will be posted as they become available.  We encourage you to check back here regularly.


Musawah is generally seeking interns who are interested in working on projects related to Muslim women’s rights, feminist Islamic knowledge building, and family law reforms around the world.

Rolling basis:

Internship generally occur in three cycles each year, beginning in January, April, June, and September. While we will consider applications for the next cycle on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply at least one month in advance of your desired starting month.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications, and a recent CV to musawah(at) Please include ‘Musawah Internship’ in the subject line of the email, unless you are applying to a specific posting.

Communications Intern

Details of internship:

  • Reports to Communications Officer.
  • Assist with preparing content for new website, which may include writing digital content, tagging, photo editing, design, and HTML coding.
  • Monitor social media (Facebook and Twitter) for developments in women’s rights and Muslim family laws (and relevant reforms).
  • Assist in developing social media content (in English; if possible, in Arabic or French), including for new Instagram account.
  • Prepare social media analytics.
  • Monitor and compile press clips and media lists.
  • Research relevant data and new partners for engagement.


  • Unpaid position, preferably based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but remote from elsewhere will also be considered.
  • Suitable for: Communications, journalism or public relations undergraduates or graduate students, or individuals with interests in gender, development and women’s rights.
  • Meticulous, reliable and detail-oriented, with excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Full- or part-time (minimum of 10 hours per week, 2-3 days per week, for at least two months).
  • Proficiency in Canva, Photoshop or InDesign preferred.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Competency in Arabic would be highly desirable.