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UNU-GEST welcomes the class of 2018!

The United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) welcomed the 11th cohort to its annual post-graduate programme in international gender studies in Iceland this week. This spring term, a record number of 24 fellows from 14 countries participates in the programme.
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“Unspeakable Wrongs” - a new course offered in spring semester

UNU-GEST, in collaboration with the University of Iceland, offers a course on women and violence: how it is specific to women, how each kind is distinct from the other, the stories women tell about it, and the ways in which collective identities are constructed upon those narratives. Titled ‘“Unspeakable wrongs”: Violence, Narrative, and Collective Identities’, it is a 10 credit course taught by Dr Giti Chandra
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Productive research stay in Japan by UNU-GEST project assistant Laura Malinauskaite

Laura Malinauskaite, Project Assistant at UNU-GEST, just finished a two months’ research stay in Japan, supported by the Watanabe Trust Fund. She was hosted by the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
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Alumni event in Maputo

UNU-GEST hosted an alumni event in Maputo on December 13 at the Mozambican Ministry of Gender, Children and Social action. The event brought together thirteen of the fourteen Mozambique alumni as well as two of the three fellows that will join the UNU-GEST academic programme in January 2018
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UNU-GEST at the African Women Energy Entrepreneurs Framework launch

UNU-GEST took part in launching the African Women Energy Entrepreneurs Framework (AWEEF) at the closing plenary session of the Science Policy Business Forum.
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UNU-GEST hosts Malawi alumni event in Lilongwe

UNU-GEST hosted an alumni event in Lilongwe last week that brought together nine of the seventeen former UNU-GEST fellows from Malawi. The alumni event sparked the formalisation of the UNU-GEST Malawi Alumni Association, which will be taken forward by former fellows in Malawi.
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Women's roles in Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda analyzed in the Wikigender University online article series

Wikigender University online article series by UNU-GEST fellows from the class of 2017 continues. Harriet Adong from Uganda writes about women's participation in Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda.
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Dams, decisions, discourses and developments in Nile Basin Countries

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and the University of Iceland will co-host the workshop on 2 November in the Nordic House: "Dams, decisions, discourses and developments in Nile Basin Countries". Dr. Pétur Waldorff, UNU-GEST Senior researcher will participate in the workshop´s round table discussion.
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UNU-GEST leads a panel at Þjóðarspegillinn Social Sciences Conference

The panel "International Development in Transition: Critical Perspectives" will be held in Þjóðarspegillinn Social Sciences Conference organised by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) of the University of Iceland on the 3rd of November 2017. Dr. Pétur Waldorff and Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir from UNU-GEST will participate in the panel.
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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. Dr. Giti Chandra, Affiliated Scholar at UNU-GEST, speaks on “Women’s Bodies: The Breaking and Unbreaking of the World”, 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”.
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