Crisis Management and Resilience
The "Expo of Ideas" one of the major events that marked the beginning of Expo Milano 2015 hosted by Italy, took place at Hangar Bicocca in February 7. Also present at the event Evelyn Nguleka, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, which along with more than 500 experts, studied issues of EXPO 2015 with particular attention to the size of the development of equity and sustainability,...Read more
Paramount Chief Kyungu of Malawi, an influential cultural leader; Ron Archer, a renowned transformative leadership coach from the United States of America; and Gilberto Macuacua, a media personality in Mozambique, who is also a member of the UN Women Regional Civil Society Group (RCSAG), have signed on as male supporters of UN Women’s HeForShe...Read more
The Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education approved the proposal of ICAR- Directorate of Research on Women in Agriculture (DRWA), renamed now as Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA) for setting up of GAP India-Hub at a total budget of INR 424.15 lakhs (USD 0.682 million USD) up to financial year 2016-17, in its 12th Five...Read more
Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Is it women-led? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? If these questions apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards.
SEED welcomes innovative...Read more
This year a number of global milestones – the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (PfA), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – provide a unique opportunity to ensure that the business community is a key partner in achieving gender equality.
Held as part of the official CSW59/Beijing+20 programme, the 2015 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event...Read more
People are not generally open to change and ideas that contradict what they already believe. Under certain conditions, they actively avoid such information while at the same time seeking information that bolsters their original beliefs.
Research organizations and the people that work for them are not immune from this. Many who spent their careers in research or international...Read more
Are you a woman, between 25 and 35, and from one of the Mediterranean countries?
The first edition of Women of the Mediterranean - WoMED - training will be held in Paris and Brussels from 1 June to 15 June 2015. Training will include modules on law, leadership, management and gender, and conflict resolution specifically designed for the program...Read more
This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Overview Report and In Brief makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people. Showcasing effective and promising existing strategies,...Read more
Wikigender is running a new online discussion in partnership with @Empower_Women, @AWID, @WorldPulse and @guardian on the following topic: “Advancing women’s rights through social media: which strategies?”
We encourage EmpowerWomen.org members and friends to join the discussion on which are the most efficient strategies to make women’s voices heard in the post-2015 agenda using...Read more