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Women's Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) seeks volunteer research contributors for global study on women's human rights

WHRI invites researchers to join a research project on “good practices” in ending discrimination and promoting women’s self-empowerment for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice (UNWGDAW).
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2015 UNU-GEST Fellows attend Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) session in New York

Two 2015 GEST Fellows, Limbani Phiri and Victor Maulidi from Malawi, were privileged to attend the 60th annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) at United Nations Headquarters in New York in March this year.
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UNEP GGEO expert meeting

UNU-GEST hosted the Final Book Sprint of the Global Gender and Environmental Outlook (GGEO) on 22-26 February 2016 at the University of Iceland, in Reykjavík.
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UNU-GEST & RIKK Lecture Series 11 April - "Making women invisible: What gets counted, counts"

Prof. Joni Seager, Bentley University gives the lecture "Making women invisible: What gets counted, counts", on Monday, 11 April, in room 101 in the Lögberg building, University of Iceland.
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Call for papers on gender-responsive methodologies and gender research in the African context

UNU-GEST is organizing a panel on Nordic Africa Days 2016 which will be held in Uppsala, Sweden 23-24 September. Paper proposals, not exceeding 300 words shall be submitted no later than 3 May
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UNU-GEST Lecture Series 31 March - Men of the World ... and what to do about them: resistance, responsibilities and responses

Professor Jeff Hearn will give the lecture “Men of the World ... and what to do about them: resistance, responsibilities and responses”, on 31 March at 12 o’clock in The National Museum’s lecture hall.
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UNU-GEST fellows Stella Tereka and Harriet Pamara talk on gender and climate change in Uganda

Each year the University of Iceland celebrates Green Days where environmental issues are addressed. This year the theme is "Changing World - Changing Life" as climate change is placed in the spotlight. Two UNU-GEST fellows, Stella Tereka and Harriet Pamara presented on gender in climate change in Uganda.
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UNU-GEST Lecture Series 17 March - Feminist communities as epistemic communities; knowledge production and hidden hierarchies

Milica Minić, Gender and development specialist and researcher, will give a lecture on 17 March at 12 o’clock in The National Museum’s lecture hall in Reykjavik. The lecture will address knowledge production, exchange and reception within feminist epistemic communities of Iceland and Serbia.
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Ivan Titosse project coordinator of RESILIM-O

A 2015 UNU-GEST alumni from Mozambique uses his gender expertise in his new post to reduce the vulnerability of people and ecosystems through improved transboundary governance and management of natural resources
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UNU-GEST Lecture Series 3 March - Peacekeeping Training in Africa: International Expectations vs Training Realities

On 3 March, Dr. Anne Flaspöler will give the lecture „Peacekeeping Training in Africa: International Expectations vs Training Realities“ held at the National Museum’s lecture hall at 12 o´clock.
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