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226. Expert Database on Gender and ICTs

The International Taskforce on Women in ICTs is a community of expertise of organizations, institutions and individuals working to increase the economic, social, and educational opportunities for women and girls in the knowledge society in a measurable way.  It focuses on four main areas of activity relating to gender and ICT: Education, Workforce, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

2009-01-22 21:06:22 / 1017 readings

227. Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life

The implementation of women’s and children’s rights - the Prize $1000.- per laureate (as of 2009) and $3000.- for African women’s organisations, honors women and women's groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities (344 prizes awarded so far).

2009-01-22 20:52:10 / 806 readings

228. In Azerbaijan: Urgent Action on Ms Leyla Yunus

Front Line (International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders) is deeply concerned following information received of unfounded accusations of libel and judicial claims reportedly made by the Azerbaijani Minister of Interior, Ramil Usubov, against Ms Leyla Yunus, a prominent human rights defender and director of the Azerbaijani Institute of Peace and Democracy.

2009-01-22 08:57:06 / 964 readings

229. Obama's Agenda on Women

Barack Obama has a long record of standing up for women. In Illinois, he passed the Equal Pay Act to give 330,000 more women protection from pay discrimination and passed another law that ensured victims of domestic violence could seek treatment without losing their jobs.

2009-01-21 20:39:10 / 766 readings

230. In Tajikistan Cousin Marriages Blamed for Congenital Problems

Doctors in Tajikistan say the increase in marriage between blood relatives is to blame for many health problems in newborn babies.  Tajikistan’s institute of gynaecology and pediatrics says that a minimum of 27 per cent of the birth defects it recorded last year were attributable to consanguinal marriage.

2009-01-21 09:45:14 / 852 readings

231. Journalist Uma Singh Murdered in Nepal

A female journalist Uma Singh who wrote about women's rights and criticised political leaders has been stabbed to death in southern Nepal, officials and colleagues said today.

2009-01-13 09:42:02 / 1080 readings

232. Shirin Ebadi is Endangered

The situation of Nobel peace laureate and human rights defender Shirin Ebadi grows increasingly critical. Over the last two weeks the organization she heads, Defenders of Human Rights Center, was shut down, false accusations of tax evasion were made against her in the media, her private law offices were raided and confidential case files seized, and on January 1st a mob of 150 demonstrated in front of her house in an orchestrated attempt to connect her to the Israeli actions in Gaza.

2009-01-10 14:19:54 / 913 readings

233. Emergency Protests on Gaza

Israeli strikes continue on Gaza throughout Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon, 279 now dead and more than 900 injured. The death toll of the attacks rose to 279, with 900 injured 180 seriously so. Activists prepare protests around the world on Monday 29 December, 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

2008-12-28 16:55:34 / 948 readings

234. Feminist Critical Analysis - Postgraduate Course in Dubrovnik

Feminist Border Crossings Between Post-State Socialist & Postcolonial Studies, INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTER, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA, May , 18th – 22rd 2009.

2008-12-05 08:29:29 / 1204 readings

235. NEWW is Participating in “No Violence against Women” - Internet Conference

From November 25, to December 10 the third internet conference “No Violence against Women” is taking place at: At the Conference discussion is held between the civil society and decision-makers.

2008-12-02 09:36:45 / 1155 readings


Course Dates: JUNE 29 – JULY 10, 2009, Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, Detailed course description:

2008-12-01 13:49:34 / 1094 readings

237. Exceptional Uzbek Woman Honored in Geneva

Mutabar TADJIBAEVA, released from prison on the 2nd of June and for the first time allowed to travel abroad, will receive the 2008 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.

2008-11-22 19:02:26 / 952 readings

238. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 60 on 10 December 2008. On Human Rights Day 2007, the United Nations Secretary General launched a year-long UN system-wide advocacy campaign to mark this important milestone. The initiative celebrates the Declaration and the promise that has made this document so enduring: “Dignity and justice for all of us”.

2008-11-20 15:34:54 / 1008 readings

239. Job: Senior Research Associate Deadline 12 December 2008

Vacancy at the Social Watch International Secretariat. Position Senior Research Associate. Location The Social Watch International Secretariat is located in Montevideo, Uruguay and is based at the Third World Institute (ITeM). Deadline December 12, 2008.

2008-11-20 14:33:30 / 1123 readings

240. The Global Gender Gap Report 2007

The World Economic Forum published the Global Gender Gap Report 2007.

2008-11-17 14:49:46 / 992 readings
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