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Are you an AWID Member? Tell us how you will participate @ the AWID Forum

Prior to the 13th AWID International Forum we are looking to create a series of 'interactive features’, with AWID members that will be joining us in Bahia, Brazil for the AWID Forum in September 2016. 

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Are you an AWID Member? Tell us how you will participate @ the AWID Forum

Prior to the 13th AWID International Forum we are looking to create a series of 'interactive features’, with AWID members that will be joining us in Bahia, Brazil for the AWID Forum in September 2016. 

In order to be featured in this series, please answer the following three questions:

Are you an AWID Member? Tell us how you will participate @ the AWID Forum

Prior to the 13th AWID International Forum we are looking to create a series of 'interactive features’, with AWID members that will be joining us in Bahia, Brazil for the AWID Forum in September 2016. 

In order to be featured in this series, please answer the following three questions:

Shelter City Initiative 2016 for Human Rights Defenders

Justice and Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for Human Rights Defenders to participate in the Shelter City Initiative.

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Call for a Woman UN Secretary-General - Petition

We believe that a woman Secretary-General must lead the United Nations. After the appointment of eight male Secretaries-General, a female Secretary-General is urgently needed to foster gender equality in the leadership of the UN.

Source: The Women's Major Group Read more

UNESCO Global Report ‘Re|Shaping Cultural Policies’ 2017: Call for proposals

UNESCO is inviting professional research institutes, companies, individuals or consortiums to submit a proposal for the collection, analysis and visualization of data to be included in the second edition of the UNESCO Global Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention, to be published in December 2017.

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Call for Submissions for Gender, Culture & Narrative

The Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, a journal that is committed to big picture analysis, transformative approaches to law, and giving voice to those who have been silenced, disenfranchised or marginalised, has opened submissions for a new Special Issue titled Gender, Culture & Narrative. 

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Global Treaty on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Everywoman Everywhere has put out global call for an international treaty on violence against women and girls worldwide. 

Source: Everywoman Coalition Read more

Seeking Researchers and Women’s Organizations for UN Study

The Women’s Human Rights Institute (WHRI) is undertaking a two-year research and advocacy project to promote participation in data gathering for the upcoming thematic report of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice (UNWGDAW) on “good practices” in addressing discrimination and promoting women’s self-empowerment.  The project will focus on identifying potential “good laws” and/or important case law that promote women’s substantive equality, and developing case studies that delve into the content of the laws, their impact and implementation mechanisms, as well as the complex set of factors and actors involved in their creation and implementation.

Source: Women’s Human Rights Education Institute Read more

Consultation on intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a violation of human rights

Deadline: 10 June, 2016

The consultation aims to assess the impact of the intentional destruction on the exercise of the rights to enjoy and access cultural heritage, to access, contribute to and enjoy the arts and to participate in cultural life.

Source: UN Human Rights Council Read more