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Transforming Dynamics in the Care Economy: A Call for Global Action

Why the call?

The UN Secretary General has convened a High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The panel that next meets in July prior to delivering an implementation plan in September 2016, has agreed six priority areas of which addressing the care economy is one.

The momentum generated by the High Level Panel provides a unique opportunity for those working on the care economy to collaborate on a joint statement on:

Source: IDS, IDRC & Oxfam Read more

Call for ABSTRACTS for 2016 AGENDA Journal

Contributors are invited to write on the topic above from either a research or an activism perspective. Abstracts and contributions must be written in English and in a style accessible to a wide audience.  

Source: Agenda Feminist Media Read more

MA program in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies.

Deadline: 15 July, 2016

This program by the Lebanese American University blends academic research, intellectual rigor, and social activism to equip students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to challenge gender inequalities.

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Submissions to AWID Movement Sourcebook

Deadline extended: 1 August, 2016 

Help us to document a ‘story’ about your movement – the story of its history, vision, strategies, and achievements for the “Movement Sourcebook” that we are developing as a resource for the 2016 AWID Forum: Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

Source: AWID International Forum Read more

Submissions to AWID Movement Sourcebook

Deadline extended: 1 August, 2016 

Help us to document a ‘story’ about your movement – the story of its history, vision, strategies, and achievements for the “Movement Sourcebook” that we are developing as a resource for the 2016 AWID Forum: Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

Source: AWID International Forum Read more

Submissions to AWID Movement Sourcebook

Deadline extended: 1 August, 2016 

Help us to document a ‘story’ about your movement – the story of its history, vision, strategies, and achievements for the “Movement Sourcebook” that we are developing as a resource for the 2016 AWID Forum: Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

Source: AWID International Forum Read more

Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria: Please Ban Child & Forced Marriage in Nigeria

Please sign a petition asking Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria to ban child and forced marriage. 

Source: Avaaz Read more

Confronting Violence Against Women: The Power of Women's Movements

With the SDGs, UN member states have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating violence against women and are seeking ways to achieve this. UNRISD research has examined cases of successful advocacy for policy change in this area and has identified key drivers and conditions, in particular the active engagement of women’s movements. 

Source: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Read more

Call for Women Peace Writers!

Applications are now open for the 2016 residency for Women Peace Writers

Source: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies Read more

Contest to identify Promising Practices in Addressing HIV from a Gender, Human Rights and Diversity Perspective in Latin America and the Caribbean

The CIM/OAS, UNAIDS, IPPF and DVCN are launching this contest to identify"Promising Practices in Addressing HIV from a Gender, Human Rights and Diversity Perspective in Latin America and the Caribbean".

Source: OAS Read more