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196. Women Pay the Price of the Crisis. Oxfam Publication

New research by Oxfam International by Bethan Emmett uncovers a hidden aspect of the global economic crisis – its impact on women.

2009-04-02 09:57:30 / 918 readings

197. Beijing+15?

On the agenda at the recently concluded 2009 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) were four brainstorming sessions focusing on plans for the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA +15) which will take place next year.

2009-03-30 19:53:16 / 1166 readings

198. Women 2000 and Beyond: The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality

Gender equality is not a women’s issue; it concerns men and boys as well as women and girls. Garnering sufficient support for the profound social changes required by the gender equality agenda cannot be achieved by women alone. It also requires the active involvement of men, all the more so as they often control the resources needed for this work.

2009-03-24 07:26:09 / 1036 readings

199. "Irena's Vow" Tells a Story of a Polish Heroine

In 1982 Irena Gut Opdyke was named by the Israeli Holocaust Commission a Righteous Among the Nations, a title given to people who risked their lives by aiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust, and was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor, Israel's highest tribute, in a ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

2009-03-21 15:26:02 / 987 readings

200. John Humphrey Freedom Award 2009

Rights & Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) presents the John Humphrey Award each year to an organization or individual from any region of the world, including Canada, for outstanding achievement in the promotion of human rights and democratic development.

2009-03-21 13:42:38 / 936 readings

201. Tolekan Ismailova, Human Rights Activist Arrested in Kyrgyzstan

Women's Learning Partnership's Kyrgyzstan Partner Tolekan Ismailova of Citizens Against Corruption (CAC) Arrested During Peaceful Gathering.

2009-03-19 07:54:31 / 961 readings

202. Conference: The Scientific and Technological Careers of Women and Men

"Private Temporalities, Professional Temporalities; Public and Corporate Policies", November 26-27, 2009. Maison de l'UNESCO Paris, France.



2009-03-18 20:17:55 / 879 readings

203. Obama Establishing White House Women's Council

Women will soon have a larger voice in the White House. President Obama plans on signing an executive order today (11.03)  establishing the White House Council on Women and Girls, which will deal with the role women play in the U.S. economy, among other issues. 

2009-03-18 09:51:42 / 955 readings

204. Care Economy and Care Crisis - WIDE Conference

The WIDE (Women in Development Europe) Annual Conferences allow women from Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and from the global South to come together and not just share experiences, but critically think through alternatives, actively learn, and network in a supportive space.

2009-03-10 13:44:41 / 986 readings

205. Consultant / UNDP / Location: Home-based, FYR Macedonia /

The project aims to strengthen the capacities of the Local Government Equal Opportunities Commissions (EOC) and Coordinators as a key element contributing to the gender equality policy at the local level.

2009-03-09 21:46:40 / 956 readings

206. Latvia - one of the Main Destinations of European Sex Tourism

Latvia has signed the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others in 1992. There are no official numbers of the actual scope of prostitution in Latvia, but clearly, it is a widespread practice. Riga’s reputation as one of the main destinations for European sex-tourism can be seen as an indicator of widespread prostitution.

2009-03-09 21:06:52 / 1386 readings

207. Alice Walker Launches Website

Alice Walker is an American novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. Her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983. Alice Walker's creative vision is rooted in the economic hardship, racial terrorism, and folk wisdom of African American life and culture, particularly in the rural South. Her writing explores multidimensional kinships among women, among men and women, among humans and animals, and embraces the redemptive power of social, spiritual and political revolution.

2009-02-25 20:54:24 / 1017 readings

208. The Darroch Award for Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Call for Nominations: Deadline: May 15, 2009. The Darroch Award recognizes an emerging leader in the field of sexual and reproductive health, where scientific evidence is essential to guiding the policies and programs of the future.  The award honors Jacqueline E. Darroch, Ph.D., whose three decades of directing research exemplifies rigorous and innovative work in this field and commitment to the practical application of research to policy and programs.  

2009-02-24 20:52:03 / 941 readings

209. The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the Graduate School of Social Sciences Universiteit van Amsterdam, is an intensive four-week summer programme, which focuses on the study of sexuality across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team. The deadline for 2009 Institute applications is April 15, 2009.

2009-02-23 22:01:24 / 1044 readings

210. Call for Papers: Moving Gender Conference in Paris

Conference: Moving Gender: Conflicts, Negotiations and Redefinitions will take place in Paris, Diderot University.  The organizers "propose to challenge the current accepted notion of norms as oppressive and acting in opposition to counter-current practices and representations."

2009-02-21 16:48:05 / 1149 readings
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