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Palestine - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

A 16-day campaign to end violence against women was carried out by UNRWA’s Emergency Community Mental Health Project in all 54 Bedouin communities targeted in West Bank, Palestine.
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Fieldtrip to Búrfell Power Plant

The 2018 cohort of UNU-GEST fellows were invited to stay at the National Power Company’s, Landsvirkjun, Búrfell Power Station in south-central Iceland for a writing retreat focusing on their final assignments from the 15th to the 16th of March.
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University of Montenegro and UNU-GEST offer joint scholarships

University of Montenegro and UNU-GEST invite masters students from the University of Montenegro to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowship to attend the 2019 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The 2019 programme will run from the 8th of January until the 24th of May 2019 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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Join us today for Prof. Linda Hogan's public lecture on the contested relationship of religion and human rights

Prof. Linda Hogan, Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, is the sixth lecturer in the joint RIKK and UNU-GEST 2018 spring term lecture series. Her lecture is titled „Religion, Gender and the Politics of Human Rights: A Genealogical Perspective“ and will take place today, March 19th from 12.00-13.00 in the Aula of the University of Iceland.
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Prof. Magnús Þorkell Bernharðsson is fifth lecturer in 2018 spring lecture series

Today, Thursday 8 of March, Prof. Magnús Þorkell Bernharðsson from the Williams College, USA, will be giving a lecture titled: "Where is the line? Egyptian Women and the Arab Spring" as the fifth lecturer in the RIKK & UNU-GEST 2018 spring term lecture series.
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UNU-GEST takes part in a side-event at CSW62: The Road to End Child Marriage in Africa

The Governments of Malawi, Zambia and Iceland in collaboration with UN Women and UNU-GEST convene a side event at the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) United Nations Headquarters, New York: The Road to Ending Child Marriage in Africa, organized within the framework of the priority theme of the CSW62: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
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Conflict and Hunger

An open seminar will be held at the University of Iceland on March 7 from 12:00 to 13:00, hosted by UNU-GEST, the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
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Prof Cynthia Enloe's lecture at Haskoli Islands

A full Aula at the University of Iceland listened to an encouraging and uplifting lecture of Prof Cynthia Enloe earlier this week, when discussing her latest book “The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy” in context to the #metoo movement in Iceland.
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Panel in Hugvísindaþing 2018 - Rights and Wrongs: Gender Equality and Human Rights

UNU-GEST organizes a panel in Hugvísindaþing conference which is held 9-10 March 2018 at the University of Iceland. Staff members, fellows and associated scholars will address the issue from different angles
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Bisharo Ali Hussein selected as a member of the 2018 class of Women Deliver Young Leaders

We are proud to announce that our very own Bisharo Ali Hussein is one of the 300 change makers chosen to be part of the 2018 class of women deliver young leaders.
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