Launch of the Generation Equality Forum website!
The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centred global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. The Forum will launch in Mexico City on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris on 7-10 July 2020 with interactive satellite sessions to maximise worldwide participation. The website has now been launched, it is a one-stop resource for Forum-related news, sessions, events and activities as well as practical information about participating.
Research & Resources
Implementing the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169: Towards an inclusive, sustainable and just future
This report examines the implementation of the Convention No. 169 and the current social and economic situation of indigenous people across the world. This report presents the social and economic situation of indigenous women and men today by looking at key aspects such as population, employment and poverty, as well as the important strides made in public policies, particularly with regard to institutions, consultation and participation. It highlights the critical role of the Convention as a framework for social justice, peace, participatory democracy, and inclusive and sustainable development for all. Read the report in English or Spanish here.
Feasibility study into the possible inclusion of social norms measures within the 2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
This research report by summarises the literature to inform the feasibility of including social norms measures in the next NCAS. It was compiled following a review of conceptual literature and Australian and international empirical research on social norms, violence against women and related issues. Literature searches were conducted for this report, using various combinations of search terms including: “social norms theory”, “social norm change”, “gender norm change”, “primary prevention”, “violence against women”, “gender equality”, “community mobilisation” and “measure social norms”. Read the findings in this report here.
OxPeace 2020 Conference: Women, Peace and Security: Principles, Policy and Practice 20 years after UNSCR 1325
Marking the 20th anniversary of UNSCR1325, this year’s OxPeace conference is dedicated to the scholarship, policy and practice of women’s inclusion in peace-building, peacekeeping and security as well as discussions about gender-based violence and the role of grassroots actors and organisations. Providing a discussion between practitioners, policymakers and academics, OxPeace2020 conference will reflect upon key achievements and failures in the inclusion of women in peace in the past two decades.
When: Saturday 16 May 2020
Where: St John’s College, Oxford
For more information and how to attend, click here.
Peace on Our Terms: the global battle for women’s rights after the First World War
Drawing from her new book, ‘Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War’, Dr. Mona Siegel will discuss global feminists’ interventions during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. From demanding a seat at the negotiating table, to confronting sexual violence again women in wartime, to insisting upon women’s freedom of movement and self-expression, pioneering female activists set an agenda a century ago that continues to inform global policy-making today.
When: Thursday 26 March 2020
Where: Sumeet Valrani Theatre, Centre Building, the London School of Economics
For more information and how to attend, click here.
CSW64 (New York):
Materialised women in fragile and conflict-affected states: A Global Agenda for Action for 2020 and Beyond – Women for Women International
When: 17:30-20:00 Monday 9 March 2020
Where: German Mission to the United Nations, New York
RSVP by Wednesday 4 March to firstname.lastname@example.org
Restart, Revive and Rebuild: Taking Inspiration from 2020 for Peace and Equality – NIWEP
When: 10:30-12:30 Thursday 12 March 2020
Where: Fedcap Rehabilitation Services Inc, 210 East 43rd Street, New York
Bridging the Adolescent Girl Data Gap in the SDGs – Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)
When: 10:30 – 12:00, Tuesday 10 March 2020
Where: Japan Society · 47th St, New York 10017
To attend, follow this link.
International Essay Competition: 1325 & Beyond
In the run up to the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325, Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington, DC are launching an international graduate student essay competition 1325AndBeyond. The essay contest is intended to highlight innovative and imaginative ideas and strategies to achieve the objectives of 1325 in the 2020s.
Deadline: 15 April 2020
For more information and how to apply, click here.
Jobs & Volunteering
Acquisition Campaign Specialist (London), apply by Wednesday 18 March
Amnesty International UK
Head of Individual Giving (London), apply by Thursday 12 March
CARE International UK
Senior Governance Advisor (London), apply by Sunday 1 March
Executive Assistant (London), apply by Sunday 8 March
Senior Programme Design & Assessment Officer – Africa (London), apply by Thursday 12 March
Senior Programme Finance & Operations Officer (London), apply by Friday 20 March
International Rescue Committee
Inclusion Advisor (New York)
Consortium Director (London)
Senior Researcher – Peace and Conflict (London or Washington DC), apply by Monday 9 March
Programme Officer – Asia (Edinburgh or London), apply by Monday 9 March
Advocacy and Communications Intern (The Hague)
Senior Director, Peace and Governance (London or Washington DC)
Gender Officer (Tikrit), apply by Thursday 5 March
Advocacy & Global Campaigns Manager (Kinshasa), apply by Friday 20 March
Women’s Empowerment Programme Manager (Sittwe), apply by Thursday 5 March
Protection Officer (Mosul), apply by Sunday 1 March
Policy,Advocacy and Campaigns Manager (Juba), apply by Tuesday 10 March
Plan International UK
Campaign Lead – Periods Project (London), apply by Wednesday 4 March
DRM Programme Specialist- Child Protection in Emergencies (London), apply by Monday 9 March
Sponsorship Operations Volunteer (London), apply by Tuesday 3 March
Communications Officer (London), apply by Monday 23 March
Policy & Advocacy Manager (London), apply by Monday 23 March
Women for Women International UK
People and Operations Manager (London), apply by Wednesday 4 March