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International volunteer opportunities in gender

Deadline: Until filled

Location: International

Organization: Uniterra

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) are currently recruiting a number of Gender Advisor Volunteers for their jointly implemented Uniterra program as well as a number of different bilateral programs. For details on specific assignments, please see the links below.

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Webinar highlights: Corporate power and women's economic justice

On Tuesday 28th February, AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) co-organized a webinar to discuss what kind of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality and prepare feminist activists for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 13-24 March 2017. 

Webinar highlights: Corporate power and women's economic justice

On Tuesday 28th February, AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) co-organized a webinar to discuss what kind of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality and prepare feminist activists for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 13-24 March 2017. 

Webinar highlights: Corporate power and women's economic justice

On Tuesday 28th February, AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) co-organized a webinar to discuss what kind of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality and prepare feminist activists for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 13-24 March 2017. 

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Private sector, development agenda and women’s human rights: synergies or contradictions?

The International Chamber of Commerce was granted Observer Status which means that they will be able to sit in every session and get the chance to speak, far more opportunities than what the civil society has. This event is a symbol of a huge influence of the corporate sector into the development agenda.

Source: Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

Webinar summary: Corporate power and women's economic justice

Women’s economic justice is not just about integrating women in to a given economic model – it is also about improving women’s control over economic r esources, access to decent work and control over their own time; pursuing climate justice, limiting corporate power and resisting austerity ; and promoting self - determination and autonomy for women in economic decision - making at all levels, from t he household to national parliaments to international institutions.

Source: AWID and GADN

Webinar summary: Corporate power and women's economic justice

Women’s economic justice is not just about integrating women in to a given economic model – it is also about improving women’s control over economic r esources, access to decent work and control over their own time; pursuing climate justice, limiting corporate power and resisting austerity ; and promoting self - determination and autonomy for women in economic decision - making at all levels, from t he household to national parliaments to international institutions.

Source: AWID and GADN

Webinar summary: Corporate power and women's economic justice

Women’s economic justice is not just about integrating women in to a given economic model – it is also about improving women’s control over economic r esources, access to decent work and control over their own time; pursuing climate justice, limiting corporate power and resisting austerity ; and promoting self - determination and autonomy for women in economic decision - making at all levels, from t he household to national parliaments to international institutions.

Source: AWID and GADN

Rights organizations call for No Borders on Gender Justice

As the United Nations begins its annual gathering on women’s rights, a coalition of international women’s, LGBTQ, and immigrant justice organizations have launched a joint initiative called: No Borders on Gender Justice.

Source: AWID and other organizations