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UNU-GEST Short Course: Gender and Climate Change in Uganda

Last week, UNU-GEST in partnership with the Ugandan Government; Climate Change Department and Makarere University with the support of the Icelandic Foreign Ministry, conducted short training course of Gender and Climate Change in Mbale town, Uganda. The training was attended by 30 specialists from Karamoja region, Bududa and Mbale representing different sectors within district local governments, and representatives of CSOs.
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Teaching Gender to Youth: Education Outreach in Malawi

This spring the United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST), in collaboration with the Icelandic Embassy in Malawi, organized a short course on Teaching Gender to Youth in Mangochi, Malawi.
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The Director of GEST among the world's 100 most influential people in gender policy

Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, the Director of the UNU-GEST Programme and the RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, is among the world's 100 most influential people in gender policy 2019, according to a new list from Apolitical, a peer-to-peer learning and policy platform for governments and other public bodies.
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“We have learned that despite the differences we have in ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or social status, our struggles in this world are similar“ - UNU-GEST graduates the 12th cohort

Today, the United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) celebrated the graduation of 23 fellows who were awarded a post-graduate diploma in international gender studies from the University of Iceland. This year, the fellows come from 13 countries; from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Serbia, Uganda and for the first time Kosovo and India.
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GEST fellows present their final assignments

23 fellows are graduating from the UNU-GEST programme in spring semester 2019 with a post-graduate diploma degree in international gender studies. The graduates will present their final assignments at open seminars at the University of Iceland.
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Field visit to southeast of Iceland - Gender, Environment & Climate Change

During the first week of May, as a part of the module Gender, Environment, and Climate Change, the UNU-GEST fellows participated in the annual field visit to the southeast of Iceland.
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Annual meeting of Nordic Women Mediators successfully convened in Oslo

On 9-10 May 2019 more than 50 members of the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) network convened in Oslo for a two-day annual meeting. In addition to the NWM members, seven prominent women from Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen were invited to provide insights into the status of women’s engagement and influence in the peace processes in their respective countries.
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First ReNEW Summer School kicked off today at the University of Iceland

The overall topic of the summer school is ‚Nordic Trends in Gender Studies‘ and the main target group for the summer school are PhD students and advanced MA students working on Norden-related topics in their final theses. Over the next 5 days, experts within the gender studies field will provide students with feedback on their work, and introduce them to four separate but interlinked pillars of current Nordic gender research: Intersectionality, migration and labour markets, post-colonialism, as well as trans issues and queer theory.
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UNU-GEST fellows share their experiences around Iceland

During the last month, few UNU-GEST fellows traveled around and shared their experiences within the field of gender equality.
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"Recognizing women's work, especially inside the home, is the first imperative step towards prosperity"

On Friday 5 April, the UNU-GEST fellows enrolled in the module on Gender, Labour and Migration attended the second day of the conference: Future of Work, hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Nordic Council of Ministers in Harpa, Reykjavík.
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