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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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Webinar summary: Data, Resources and Women’s Rights

On Thursday, 19 May 2016, the Resourcing Women’s Rights team at AWID facilitated a webinar focused on the role data plays in influencing funding and resource availability for women’s rights organizing. 

New Publication: Gender, Education and Population Flows

Nordic Council of Ministers published a summary report on knowledge, cross-Nordic experiences and examples from practice covering the existing Nordic research and literature within the field, as well as the experience and professional responses, which were presented during the course of the common dialogue and exchange of experience.

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.

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UK campaign to end violence against women must be bolder, says aid watchdog

The UK’s campaign to end violence against women and girls in developing countries has put the issue “firmly on the international agenda” but needs to be far bigger and bolder if it is to have real impact, the independent aid watchdog has warned. 

Source: Guardian

How do you protect women's rights on a shoestring?

The UK prioritised tackling violence against women in its development work, a move that has helped shift the issue up the international agenda – eliminating all forms of violence is a target within the sustainable development goals...The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) has released a report examining the Department for International Development’s (DfID) efforts.

Source: The Guardian

WfWI Call for Evidence: Women’s Grassroots Advocacy Training Programmes

Women for Women International is conducting research into effective training programmes for women’s grassroots advocacy and is seeking existing research, evaluations, case studies and examples of training programmes/curricula to support this study. The research outcomes will be used to inform the development of future advocacy training for Women for Women International programme graduates.

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AWID Webinar on Data, Resources and Women's Rights

On 19 May, we are honored to provide a platform for feminist activists and women's rights advocates to dialogue, reflect and strategize on the role of data on resources and decision-making within women’s movements.

Using adaptive development to support feminist action

New paper on using adaptive development to support feminist action by Tam O'Neil for Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 

Mama Cash’s 2016 grant application

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Mama Cash will receive letters of interest from feminist and/or women's rights groups who are not current grantee-partners. Mama Cash focuses on three broad thematic areas – Body, Money and Voice – and we support groups whose work falls within them.


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