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UNU-GEST at Women's Economic Forum

UNU-GEST lends its voice to the Women’s Economic Forum in Reykjavik, on the 19th and 20th of October, 2017. The Conference is titled “Gender Equality – Towards He For She and She For He”, and Dr Giti Chandra, Affiliated Scholar, UNU-GEST, speaks on “Women’s Bodies: The Breaking and Unbreaking of the World” on the “A Sustainable World: Reducing Gender Based Violence Holds the Key” panel (19th Oct – 3.30-4.25pm), while Erla Hlin Hjalmarsdottir presents on “Educational Approach For Enhancing Women’s Economic Engagement: The Case of UNU-GEST”, on the panel “Women’s Workforce: New Models for Engagement” (20th Oct, 3.00-3.55pm).
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Feminist Resistance to the Rise of Nationalism and Populism

The RINGS Conference “Feminist Resistance to the Rise of Nationalism and Populism” was be held 4–6 October 2017 at the University of Iceland. It is organized by the EDDA Research Center and RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference in collaboration with the United Nations Gender Equality and Training Programme (UNU-GEST)
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Global Day of Action: Calling for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th, we celebrate the second anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Day of action is a global mobilization of civil society organizations, NGOs, activists, SDG advocates and committed individuals to share their voices on the #GlobalGoals. In September of 2015, UN member states agreed to a set of 17 “Global Goals” as part of their Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), an initiative known formally as ”Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Climate change and agriculture explored in the Wikigender University online article series

Wikigender University online article series by UNU-GEST fellows from the class of 2017 continues. Kevin Ogbajie from Nigeria writes about Supporting Rural Women’s Access to Agricultural Finance in Nigeria and Filipe Mate explores the impact of droughts on adolescent girls in Mozambique.
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UNU-GEST Article Series for Wikigender University

Wikigender University recently published a series of online articles by UNU-GEST fellows from the class of 2017. Two articles on the theme of gender-based violence are now accessible online, written by Devashia Whyte from Jamaica and Rami Abu Sa’ad from Palestine
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‘This girl is on fire!’: Understanding Gender Through Literature and Other Cultural Texts

Dr. Giti Chandra, an associated scholar at UNU-GEST offers a new course at the University of Iceland. The course offers a range of readings and texts from literature, audio and visual texts, and theories, around issues of gender in all its ramifications.
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UNU-GEST and Lebanese American University Offer Joint Scholarships

The Lebanese American University (LAU) and UNU-GEST invite master's students to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowships to attend the 2018 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme will run from January 8 to May 24, 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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UNU-GEST Alumni 2017 Kevin Ogbajie: Two Months After Graduation

UNU-GEST is always excited to track down our alumni and catch up with them on their important work in their communities. Last year, UNU-GEST in collaboration with our alumni community drafted an alumni strategy, which sets out to create an international network of gender advocates, enabling them to share their knowledge, practices and support each other in the fight for gender equality worldwide. This year’s graduate, Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie from Nigeria, seems to have been busy since his graduation.
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Birzeit University in Palestine and UNU-GEST offer joint fellowships

External Academic Relation Office at Birzeit University and UNU-GEST invite master's students to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowships to attend the 2018 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme will run from January 8 to May 24, 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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UNU-GEST June newsletter has been published

Our June 2017 newsletter is full of news from our work over the last six months: 2017 graduation; activities of the graduates; snapshots from social media; our spring term lecture series; research on peacekeeping, small scale fisheries in Tanzania and on women in the geothermal sector; blog series; and alumni activities. Read more about it
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