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Gender Responsive Budgeting: Short course held in Reykjavik

UNU-GEST offered a short course in gender responsive budgeting, held at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, 19-23 February 2018 for 29 participants from 17 countries
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#IcelandToo? How Patriarchy Is Perpetuated

Dr. Cynthia Enloe, feminist writer, theorist and professor at Clark University, USA, will give an open lecture based on her new book The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 at 12:00 to 13:15 in the Aula of the University of Iceland, Main Building.
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Dr. Klatzer is the fourth lecturer in the 2018 lecture series

Dr. Elisabeth Klatzer is the fourth lecturer in the 2018 RIKK & UNU-GEST lecture series during spring term 2018. Dr. Klatzer is a specialist and civil-society activist on feminist economics and gender responsive budgeting. Her lecture is titled “Budgeting for Women’s Rights: Tax Justice and Gender Equality”
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UNU-GEST fellows visit the President and First Lady of Iceland

Today, 14th of February, the 2018 cohort of UNU-GEST fellows had the honour of visiting the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and the First Lady, Mrs. Eliza Reid, at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence.
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Fellows of 2018 class in certification process for project management associates

For the first time, a D-level certification as a project management associate, is a part of the UNU-GEST curriculum in the post-graduate diploma programme in international gender studies
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Third lecture of the spring lecture series

On Thursday 8th of February, Dr. Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, Dean of the School of Law at Reykjavik University, will be the third lecturer in the joint RIKK and UNU-GEST lecture series this spring.
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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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