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46. 2012 Rolex Awards for Enterprise -

The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of Rolex SA, is conducting outreach for pre-applications for the 2012 Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

2011-03-10 16:38:15 / 2541 readings

47. Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2011.

It is a unique competition offering 20 000 USD in funding, one full year of personalized one-to-one mentoring, great networking opportunities, and most importantly, international exposure. For women entrepreneurs in emerging countries seeking to enter export markets, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is a real facilitator.  The competition is open for applications until March 15, 2011 at 10am CET (final deadline).

2011-03-04 10:24:30 / 2880 readings

48. Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Poland 2011

TCDS announces the twentieth annual Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute Wroclaw, Poland, July 8-­‐24, 2011.


2011-02-16 14:41:40 / 1849 readings

49. Call For Information For 2011 Trafficking In Persons Report

U.S. Department of State - Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons is calling for information for 2011 Trafficking In Persons Report.

2011-02-01 12:33:09 / 3469 readings

50. Isabel Marcus Domestic Violence Fellowship at BUFFALO - Call for Applications for Fall 2011

An exciting educational and legal practice-oriented opportunity for a young practicing lawyer from Central Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, the Caucasus or the Central Asian Republics with a deep interest in domestic violence legal issues (primarily against women and children) who works with or in a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with domestic violence in their country.


2011-01-31 12:26:36 / 2058 readings

51. Chechnya - Growing Use Of Islamic Religious Ideaology Impacts Women's Dress, Rights

AWID speaks with a women’s rights activist in Chechnya about the growing use of religious ideology to threaten, control and attack women there.

2011-01-25 13:34:20 / 1646 readings

52. UN Women's New Website

The United Nations made history today as UN Women, the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, has officially begun its work. This ambitious new organization consolidates and scales up UN actions to achieve gender equality, offering the promise of accelerated progress in realizing the rights of women worldwide.

2011-01-19 10:53:59 / 1721 readings

53. UN Report: Harmful Traditional Practices and Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

Harmful traditional practices violating women’s rights, including honour killings, child marriage and giving away girls to settle disputes, are pervasive in Afghanistan, says a United Nations report released today that calls on the Government to implement a new law aimed at ending the scourge.

2011-01-19 10:51:01 / 1683 readings

54. Kyrgyzstan - Bride Kidnapping Prevalent

One-Third of All Kyrgyzstan Brides Are Consideredto Have Been Kidnapped by Their Future Husbands. The custom of bride kidnapping, which began with rival clans stealing and forcing marriage on each others’ women, has grown into a large social problem in Kyrgyzstan over the past 50 years.



2010-12-20 13:38:31 / 1720 readings

55. Japan - Increase In Domestic Violence

Japan’s prolonged economic woes seem to have helped worsen the country’s problem with domestic violence.

2010-12-20 12:58:55 / 2438 readings

56. New toolkit on Violence against Women and Girls

The UK Gender and Development Network (GADN), of which CAWN is a member, has published a fascinating booklet entitled 'Violence Against Women and Girls: Your Questions, our Answers', as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence' (25th Nov - 10th Dec).

2010-12-20 12:11:08 / 1787 readings


byGulshara Abdykalikova, Kazakhstan ’s Minister of Labour and Social Protection.

2010-12-02 15:33:05 / 1661 readings

58. NATO new Strategic Concept - mainstreaming of women’s human rights and gender equality

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is scheduled to adopt its new Strategic Concept at the Alliance Summit to be held in Lisbon later this year, on the 19th and 20th November.

2010-11-23 10:25:19 / 1473 readings

59. Civil Society Organizations Call on UN Women to Prioritize Economic and Social Rights


Commission on the Status of Women Submission, November 2010

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and the organizations listed below welcome the priority theme for the fifty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on, “access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.”


2010-11-19 22:22:44 / 1302 readings

60. The Culture Of Cool: Getting In Early To Prevent Domestic Violence -New Zeland study

The underlying thesis of this project is that men’s violence towards women is preventable. If young people are more informed about these practices they will be more able to resist them in their own relationships.


2010-11-19 12:24:49 / 1874 readings
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