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Innovation Seed Grants: 2016 recipients

After receiving close to 200 applications, AWID is excited to announce the final 20 Seed Grantees!

Source: AWID Forum

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Deadline: 5 May 2017

This UNESCO Prize honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and will be unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

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Supporting inclusive movements: Funding the rights of women with disabilities

Leading advocates and women’s rights donors agree that much more can and needs to be done to include women with disabilities in women’s rights activism, agenda setting, and funding. This brief explores funding at the intersection of women’s rights and disability rights and offers steps donors can take to ensure that their grantmaking is more inclusive of women with disabilities and to support this emerging movement.

Online course on trade and gender for COMESA member countries

Application deadline: 4 May 2017

Taking a gender perspective has helped to reveal a number of structural inequalities between men and women in social, economic and political spheres, and encouraged the implementation of measures to address them. Efforts to mainstream gender equality in policymaking have been critical in this regard.

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Call for proposals: 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education in Montreal, Canada

The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education.

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Call for proposals: 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education in Montreal, Canada

The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education.

Source: Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education Read more

Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn

Question marks over support for short-term projects run by UN population fund prompt concern over future of programmes in Syria, east Africa and beyond.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

Online course on feminism and contemporary art message

The model for this MOOC  (mass open online course) is connectivist. The lessons contain many documents and links for you to consult. It uses the internet as a primary resource. You can post responses to the lessons to the forums and undertake assignments to earn badges on this site.


Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in studying art and feminism.

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Transformative leadership for gender equality and women's rights

Registration deadline: 19 May 2017

This course, offered by the UN Women Training Centre, seeks to strengthen leaders’ and managers’ use of gender-inclusive and transformative leadership principles and practices to address institutional gender biases and promote commitments to gender equality and women’s rights.

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A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups

It is our hope that this report will open a dialogue and space for further unpacking of the provided data and results and will provide actionable guidance in how funding trends and donor recommendations can support Indigenous Women’s Organizations in a meaningful and effective way, ensuring a sustainable planet for our future generations.