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Programme for RIKK and UNU-GEST spring lecture series

The spring term lecture series, organized by RIKK and UNU-GEST, is up and running. The series is dedicated to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights to honour the 70th anniversary of the foundational human rights document.
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Let’s take a closer look at SDG5: Gender Equality

We at UNU-GEST hold the SDG5, achieving gender equality, close to our hearts. Naturally, the majority of our work aims at finding new ways to overcome social, political, educational and health barriers that deny women equal rights and opportunities.
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Second lecture of joint lecture series of RIKK and UNU-GEST

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga is the second lecturer of this term’s joint lecture series of RIKK and UNU-GEST. She will be giving her talk „Human Rights, Gender and Religion. Controversies in Political, Social, Cultural and Sexuality Discourses“, on Thursday 25th of January in the lecture hall of the National Museum of Iceland.
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17 Goals to Achieve a Better World: New Campaign Highlights UNU’s Work on the Sustainable Development Goals

Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs unite global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, from hunger and poverty to equality and peace. UNU’s work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. Some 400 UNU researchers worldwide are engaged in more than 180 research projects
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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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