Alumni News

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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Birzeit University in Palestine and UNU-GEST offer joint fellowships

The 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 2019 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme will run from January 8 to May 24, 2019 in Reykjavík, Iceland
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UNU-GEST Fellows Witness Climate Change: Field Trip to the Southeast of Iceland

Last week, the UNU-GEST fellows, together with Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, the director of UNU-GEST, travelled to the southeast of Iceland as part of the module "Gender and Environment".
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UNU-GEST and Makerere University offer scholarships for spring term 2019

UNU-GEST collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda continues. The partners are pleased to offer full scholarships to two master´s students of Makerere University to attend the UNU-GEST diploma programme 2019 in international gender studies in Reykjavík, Iceland
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Fellows talk about their experiences on national radio

On the first day of summer, four UNU-GEST fellows, Katuramu Peter from Uganda, Masha Durkalić from Bosnia-Hersegovina, Carmen Kishek from Palestine and Mercy Chaluma form Malawi were featured in a radio broadcast by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Agency, "Sendiboðarnir", or the "Messengers"
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UNU-GEST Alumni Joseph Kazima honoured as He4She campaign champion

Joseph Kazima, who graduated from the UNU-GEST diploma programme in 2014 and now the head the Gender Mainstreaming Division of the Ministry of Gender in Malawi, was honoured with the He4She campaign badge on 22nd March 2018.
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Palestine - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

A 16-day campaign to end violence against women was carried out by UNRWA’s Emergency Community Mental Health Project in all 54 Bedouin communities targeted in West Bank, Palestine.
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Gender Responsive Budgeting: Short course held in Reykjavik

UNU-GEST offered a short course in gender responsive budgeting, held at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, 19-23 February 2018 for 29 participants from 17 countries
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UNU-GEST fellows visit the President and First Lady of Iceland

Today, 14th of February, the 2018 cohort of UNU-GEST fellows had the honour of visiting the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and the First Lady, Mrs. Eliza Reid, at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence.
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Fellows of 2018 class in certification process for project management associates

For the first time, a D-level certification as a project management associate, is a part of the UNU-GEST curriculum in the post-graduate diploma programme in international gender studies
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