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Women in Tanzania set for equal land rights – let’s make sure it happens

The country’s new constitution is a great milestone, but it still has to be implemented – a challenge that also remains elsewhere

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Day of girl child marked by clarion call to ‘walk the walk’ on gender equality

Plan UK study argues global campaigning led by young women is key to ensuring new legislation and rich rhetoric bear fruit

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We can no longer ignore Ebola’s wider impact – particularly on women

Women are not only more likely to be infected; their education, healthcare, food security and livelihoods are also suffering

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We're so proud! 2014 Letelier-Moffit Human Rights Award

On Tuesday, October 14, JASS (Just Associates) will accept the distinguished Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, from the Institute for Policy Studies, on behalf of the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative, a collaborative effort with Consorcio OaxacaAWIDUDEFEGUALa Colectiva Feminista, and Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM), and women activists who put their lives on the line to protect and strengthen human rights in Mexico and Central America.

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IM-Defensoras recipient of the 2014 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award in Washington

The Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM-Defensoras, Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Human Rights Defenders) will receive the Letelier-Moffitt award in Washington on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. This award, established in 1978 by the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), will be delivered to IM-Defensoras for its work over the last four years in defense of human rights.

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Gender Advisor

The Gender Advisor will be part of the PRH Gender Team supporting technical leadership and serving as a point person for all gender-related issues across all 4 Divisions in PRH. The Advisor will also participate in the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG). 

Deadline:        October 24, 2014

Location:        Arlington, Virginia

Organization:  USAID

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Consultants

It for Change is looking for consultants to undertake a quick study (based on desk research and field visits) to build a gender-based understanding about  egovernment practices in  Kazakhstan, South Korea, Philippines, and a Pacific country.

Deadline:         Open until filled

Location:         Kazakhstan, South Korea, Philippines, and a Pacific country

Organization:   It for Change

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Regional Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post 2015)

The main focuses of the Advocacy Advisor will be to coordinate the advocacy work of VSO and partner organisations on the Post-2015 Development Framework – the global development framework that is set to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.

Deadline:        October 23, 2014

Location:         Nairobi or Pretoria, Kenya

Organization:   VSO

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Gender Justice Project Manager

The Project Manager will lead on all of the Gender Justice (GJ) components in the project, in line with the project objectives and implementation plan and supports the wider integration of GJ across the Jordan Programme. 

Deadline:         October 27, 2014

Location:         Amman, Jordan

Organization:   Oxfam-Quebec

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Investing in girls doesn’t end the cycle of violence

This year’s theme for International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence. While ending gender-based violence is a vitally important issue, the UN missed the opportunity entirely to tackle the root causes that allow violence to be a cycle. In its communication materials around the girl child, the UN states: “Investing in girls is the right andsmart thing to do.”

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