The Yemen Peace Project

The Yemen Peace Project is a nonprofit dedicated to defending the rights and interests of Yemeni Americans, promoting understanding between Americans and Yemenis, and advocating for peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen. Assistance needed immediately to make our site more relevant and useful for our constituents and more secure from attackers.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Organization mission statement: We're a nonprofit dedicated to defending the rights and interests of Yemeni Americans, promoting understanding between Americans and Yemenis, and advocating for peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen.

This organization or cause is a 501(c)3 non-profit: Yes

What groups or causes does your organization serve?: We advocate for the interests of Yemeni Americans, locally and federally; We help Yemenis and Yemeni Americans affected by the recent immigration ban; we lobby for an end to US military intervention in Yemen and a peaceful resolution to Yemen's civil war; we advocate for an end to US targeted killings (including drone strikes) in Yemen.

Project description: We have a WordPress-based website hosted on a shared-IP server. For the last 7 years, I've done all the website work myself, and I'm far from qualified. We've had a number of attacks and security problems over the years, and we're likely becoming even more of a target to random assholes and government agencies, due to the political climate. We can't afford a dedicated IP and SSL with our current host. We'd like to move to Squarespace and secure our site better, and update the design of the site to better serve our users, but given everything else on my plate, a site migration and redesign is just beyond my capability. We'd love to have some help. Thanks so much!

Project needs: website design, website development

Other project needs not listed above: website migration, website security audit

Project Timeline: 1-2 months

How will this creative work help you overcome challenges or meet specific goals?: I don't have the time or expertise to do this job myself. We need this site migration and update to make our site more relevant and useful for our constituents and more secure from attackers, while staying within our limited budget.

Current website: http://www.yemenpeaceproject.org

Facebook: facebook.com/yemenpeaceproject

Twitter: yemenpeacenews

Instagram: yemenpeaceproject

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