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NORA 2019 Conference

Gender and feminist researchers are invited to participate in the NORA 2019 Conference on critical feminist cross-disciplinary research and activities held at the University of Iceland, 22-24 May 2019.
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Insights in the work of Peter Katuramu for National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

Peter Katuramu works as a Youth Leader Officer for the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda and is an advocate for gender equality.
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UNU-GEST alumni Harriet Adong is working as Executive Director of FIRD in Uganda

Harriet Adong graduated from the UNU-GEST diploma programme in 2017 and is currently working as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Integrated Rural Development in Uganda (FIRD), a community based organization established in 2005 to support survivors of conflict related sexual and gender based violence.
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Two New Members of the UNU-GEST Research Team

One of the core strategies of UNU-GEST is the multidisciplinary approach adopted to promote gender equality and social well-being through high-quality, collaborative and policy-relevant research. To this end, the UNU-GEST programme is happy to welcome Dr. Jón Ingvar Kjaran and Dr. Thomas Brorsen Smidt to the research team.
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UNU-GEST alumni Masha Durkalić is co-authoring the book #ŽeneBiH

UNU-GEST alumni Masha Durkalić is co-authoring the book #ŽeneBiH, which is an artistic, activist and research initiative comprising the biographies of over 50 women from Bosnia Herzegovina who have broken stereotypes and advocated women’s rights and emancipation.
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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.
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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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