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UNU-GEST Fellows Visit the Supreme Court of Iceland

Yesterday, as an extra curriculum activity to the module Gender, Violence and Security, the UNU-GEST fellows visited the Supreme Court of Iceland. During the visit, the fellows were briefed on the Icelandic judicial system, the history of the Supreme Court of Iceland, and the recent reform of the judicial system, with the establishment of the Appeals Court in 2018.
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RIKK & UNU-GEST Joint Lecture Series: Fourth Lecturer, Dr. Marsha Henry

Dr. Marsha Henry, is the fourth lecturer in the 2019 RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference & UNU-GEST – United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme – lecture series during spring term 2019. Her lecture is titled: “Reflections on Gender and Transformative Wellbeing in Post-conflict Contexts: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Liberia”, and will take place on Thursday, 21th of February, from 12:00 to 13:00.
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RIKK & UNU-GEST Joint Lecture Series: Third Lecturer, Dr. Zilka Spahić-Šiljak

Dr. Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, Associate Professor, is the third lecturer in the 2019 RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference & UNU-GEST – United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme – lecture series during spring term 2019. Her lecture is titled: “Victim or Survivor? Choosing Identity and Being Acknowledged after Wartime Sexual Violence in Bosnia”, and will take place on Thursday, 7th of February, from 12:00 to 13:00.
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RIKK & UNU-GEST Joint Lecture Series: Second Lecturer, Dr. Henri Myrttinen

Dr. Henri Myrttinen, Head of Gender and Peacebuilding with International Alert, is the second lecturer in the 2019 RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference & UNU-GEST – United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme – lecture series during spring term 2019. His lecture is titled: “Broadening the Scope – The Risks and Benefits of Integrating Masculinities and LGBTIQ into the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, and will take place on Thursday, 24th of January, from 12:00 to 13:00.
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RIKK & UNU-GEST Lecture Series

Last week, Dr. Edda Björk Þórðardóttir Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland opened the 2019 RIKK & UNU-GEST Lecture Series with her presentation “Trauma and its Health-Related Effects” at the National Museum of Iceland.
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UNU-GEST Welcomes the Fellows of 2019

Today, the United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) welcomed its 12th cohort to the postgraduate diploma programme in International Gender Studies. This semester, UNU-GEST has the pleasure of hosting 23 Fellows - seven men and sixteen women, from thirteen countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Serbia, and Uganda. The Fellows represent experts and postgraduate students from various professional fields including universities, local governments, public information, police, and legal assistance.
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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report for 2018 Released - Iceland Sits at the Top

On December 18th the World Economic Forum (WEF) released the annually published Global Gender Report for 2018. For the tenth year in a row, Iceland sits at the top of the index, followed by Norway, Sweden and Finland.
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UNU-GEST and the Icelandic Red Cross sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Last week, the United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training (UNU-GEST) Programme and the Icelandic Red Cross signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU expresses an interest in collaborating in developing gender equality projects and sharing of expertise in the field of humanitarian and developing work, in Iceland and internationally.
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Book Publication: African Peacekeeping Training Centres

The book by EDDA Researcher Anne Flaspöler, African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace? has just been published by Routledge. The publication was supported by the EDDA Center and the United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST).
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Nordic Women Mediators’ Annual Meeting in Copenhagen 21-22 November 2018

On Wednesday and Thursday 21-22 November 2018, the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) network's annual meeting will take place in Copenhagen.
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