The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of Rolex SA, is conducting outreach for pre-applications for the 2012 Rolex Awards for Enterprise.
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).
TCDS announces the twentieth annual Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute Wroclaw, Poland, July 8-‐24, 2011.
U.S. Department of State - Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons is calling for information for 2011 Trafficking In Persons Report.
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.
AWID speaks with a women’s rights activist in Chechnya about the growing use of religious ideology to threaten, control and attack women there.
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.
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.
Japan’s prolonged economic woes seem to have helped worsen the country’s problem with domestic violence.
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).
byGulshara Abdykalikova, Kazakhstan ’s Minister of Labour and Social Protection.
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.
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.”
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.