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Dr. Giti Chandra opens this terms RIKK lecture series

On Thursday, 06th of September, Dr. Giti Chandra opened this terms lecture series organized by RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference with her lecture “The Anonymous Feminist: Agency, Trauma, and Personhood in the #MeToo Movement.
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UNU-GEST Annual Report 2017 published

The report offers a thorough overview of UNU-GEST operations in the year 2017. The report is divided into four strategic themes; post-graduate education and capacity development; knowledge transmission and transational dialouge; research activities; and management. Read about our contributions to promote gender equality and social justice in developing, conflict and post-conflict countries through a multidisciplinary approach in the year 2017.
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UNU-GEST Alumni Tereza Vujošević interviewed by two Montenegrin TV programmes

Tereza Vujošević who graduated from the UNU-GEST diploma programme in International Gender Equality Studies in May 2018, was invited to talk about her experiences in Iceland and issues regarding gender equality in her home country Montenegro on the leading TV programme “Journal at 19” on August 8th.
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The Launch of an Alumni Country Chapter in Palestine

The UNU-GEST developed an Alumni Strategic Plan for the period of 2016–2018. Its purpose was to strengthen and formalize such communication among former UNU-GEST fellows by enhancing their interaction and by recognizing the importance of an alumni community for exchanging views, resources and knowledge related to gender equality. UNU-GEST sees its role in the Alumni Network as a sponsor of action plans and as being responsible for their advancement. For the alumni community to function for its own benefit, fellows in each country shall have a major role and organize the work of the local alumni network according to their needs.
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Staff Changes at the UNU-GEST Programme

Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, the Head of Research Development at UNU-GEST since 2015, Kristjana Sigurbjörnsdóttir, who has been the Studies Programme Manager since 2016, and Pétur Waldorff, a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at UNU-GEST and the EDDA Research Center and a UNU-GEST Project Manager, have moved to new posts at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Two new projects managers will join the UNU-GEST programme in the autumn.
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UNU-GEST chaired the side event ‘The Road to End Child Marriage in Africa’ during 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

On March 15 this year, during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62), UNU-GEST chaired the side event ‘The Road to End Child Marriage in Africa’. The event was organized by UN Women Malawi and the governments of Malawi and Zambia with support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and UNU-GEST.
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Agreeement between UNU-GEST and Birzeit University on Student and Faculty Exchange and Academic Cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Birzeit University and the UNU-GEST programme was signed. Its purpose is to encourage exchange of students for advanced studies and research and the transfer of academic credits. It also stipulates the exchange of faculty and staff members for teaching and/or research assignments. In addition, it sets forth collaboration on the organization of symposiums, workshops, conferences and academic meetings and joint research projects and publishing.
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UNU-GEST supports advocates for the rights of disabled women in Uganda

UNU-GEST has received a grant from the Icelandic Gender Equality Fund to support candidates from Uganda who work towards supporting the rights of disabled women. Together with the National Union of Disabled Persons in Uganda, UNU-GEST invites nominations of candidates to attend the post-graduate diploma programme in international gender studies in Reykjavik, in spring semester 2019.
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UNU-GEST and Manouba University offer scholarships for spring term 2019

Manouba University in Tunisia and the UNU-GEST Programme at the University of Iceland invite maters students to apply for a fellowship to attend the 2019 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies. The 2019 programme will run from the 8th of January until the 24th of May 2019 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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NORA Conference 2019 - Call for Abstracts

Gender and feminist researchers are invited to participate in the NORA 2019 Conference on critical feminist cross-disciplinary research and activities. The conference is co-hosted by RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, the EDDA Research Center and the United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme at the University of Iceland. You are welcome to contact us on noragender@hi.is
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