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Lecture series event: Keiko Nowacka from the OECD Development Centre discusses SDG#5

"Achieving the gender SDGs: the OECD Development Centre's work on social norms, gender statistics and transformative policy making" is a lecture given by Keiko Nowacka on Thursday, 9 February at 12:00, in the National Museum’s lecture hall. Keiko is the second lecturer in the UNU-GEST & RIKK 2017 Spring Lecture Series.
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First RIKK and UNU-GEST lecture series event; documentary screening and discussions 19.01.17

"Notes towards a history", an experimental documentary by Francesca Soans, was screened today at the Iceland National Museum's lecture. This was the first event of UNU-GEST and RIKK lecture series for the spring semester of 2017.
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UNU- GEST welcomes the class of 2017!

The United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland is welcoming eighteen fellows, twelve women and six men, during the spring semester of 2017.
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Gender Full Spectrum – UNU’s New Blog Series

On the 25th November, the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNU-GEST in collaboration with UNU-MERIT in the Netherlands, launched a new blog series – Gender Full Spectrum. The series represents journey through various UNU institutes and UN bodies, exploring gender’s multifaceted roles in different research areas and showcasing a wide range of gender-relevant research.
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Confronting gendered violence with a focus on perpetrators

A nordic conference taking place in Helsinki from 30 November to 2 December shifts the focus of gendered violence on perpetrators. Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, Head of Research at UNU-GEST will give a lecture on Icelandic research on perpetrators and collaboration efforts at the municipal level to counter domestic violence.
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UNU-GEST and Gender Issues at the COP22 Climate Conference in Morocco

Our representative Laura Malinauskaite attended the second week of the climate negotiations in Morocco as a part of the Women and Gender Constituency, the platform for observer organizations working to ensure women’s rights and gender justice within the climate change convention framework. Here are the main messages of the conference related to the outcomes of the conference, especially in regard to gender equality and climate change.
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UNU-GEST Director meets alumni in Mozambique

The UNU-GEST Director, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, was on a visit in Mozambique last week where she met diverse partners in ministries, national and international NGOs and organizations. She also hosted an event for UNU-GEST alumni in Maputo
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Conference Poster: ¨Dynamics of Hybridity - the SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre¨at Þjóðarspegillinn 2016

Anne Flaspöler, postdoctoral researcher at the EDDA Centre and UNU-GEST, presented her initial findings of her field research at the Social Sciences’ Conference organised by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) of the University of Iceland on the 28th October 2016.
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Gendered value chain analysis as a research methodology: small scale fisheries by lake Tanganyika

A conference session on gendered dimensions and gender roles at the Þjóðarspegill conference held at the University of Iceland 28 October includes a talk presented by UNU-GEST on gendered value chain analysis as a research methodology within the social sciences and as an applied tool for informing development interventions.
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"Playing the Gender Card": gendered dimensions within the rural water supply sector in Namibia

Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, UNU-GEST Head of Research presents a paper on the gendered dimensions within the rural water supply sector in Namibia at Þjóðarspegillinn conference 28 October
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