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First ReNEW Summer School kicked off today at the University of Iceland

The overall topic of the summer school is ‚Nordic Trends in Gender Studies‘ and the main target group for the summer school are PhD students and advanced MA students working on Norden-related topics in their final theses. Over the next 5 days, experts within the gender studies field will provide students with feedback on their work, and introduce them to four separate but interlinked pillars of current Nordic gender research: Intersectionality, migration and labour markets, post-colonialism, as well as trans issues and queer theory.
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UNU-GEST fellows share their experiences around Iceland

During the last month, few UNU-GEST fellows traveled around and shared their experiences within the field of gender equality.
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"Recognizing women's work, especially inside the home, is the first imperative step towards prosperity"

On Friday 5 April, the UNU-GEST fellows enrolled in the module on Gender, Labour and Migration attended the second day of the conference: Future of Work, hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Nordic Council of Ministers in Harpa, Reykjavík.
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UNU-GEST fellows visit the President of Iceland

It was a blustery afternoon yesterday, when the fellows of the 2019 cohort of the UNU Gender Equality Studies and Training programme had the honour of being received by the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, at the presidential residence Bessastaðir.
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Two day Technical Meeting on Equal Pay (EPIC) Concluded

Today, 10 UNU-GEST fellows who are enrolled in the module Gender, Labour and Migration concluded a two day technical meeting of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) on promoting better indicators, statistics, data and policies to reduce the gender pay gap.
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Scandimania at UNU-GEST

In March, UNU-GEST project manager Thomas Brorsen Smidt met up with students from the University of North Dakota to talk to them about the GEST programme as well as Icelandic society and its relationship with gender equality.
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UNU-GEST Fellow Participates in a Seminar on Women, Business and the Law — Launch of the New World Bank Report 2019

Yesterday, UNU-Gest fellow and Gender Development Officer at the Malawian Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Kondwani Macdonald Mhone took part in the Seminar on Women, Business and the Law — Launch of the new World Bank report 2019 at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica.
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UNU-GEST Fellows visit Icelandic Parliament

Last Friday, as a co-curricular activity, UNU-GEST fellows visited the National Parliament of Iceland (Alþingi). The fellows were led around the new and old parliament buildings by Birgitta Bragadóttir who presented to Alþingi’s history through paintings and art installations in the buildings.
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UNU-GEST participates in a conference in Maputo: “Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Interregional Dialogues”

UNU-GEST representatives Dr. Thomas Brorsen Smidt and Anna Guðrún Aradóttir participated in the conference “Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Interregional Dialogues”, organized by UNESCO and HOPEM, that took place in Maputo from 25 to 27 February. The main purpose of the seminar was to establish a framework for formulating constructive critical approaches to urgent issues around men, masculinities and gender equality in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Opening the (Gender) Blinds - Conference on Gender and Substance Use

UNU-GEST in partnership with RIKK, the Root and Gender Equality Agency of Iceland will host the two-day conference on Gender and Substance Use: Opening the (Gender) Blinds, Towards an Inclusive Gender-Based View of Trauma and Addiction in Reykjavík on 28 February – 1 March 2019.
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