Call for nominations: Women Transforming India Awards 2017

NITI Aaoyg, United Nations India and MyGov are pleased to invite you to the Women Transforming India Awards 2017: Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Women Transforming India Awards are given to women who are influencing positive change and breaking glass ceilings. We are looking for achievers, inspirational women - both young and experienced - change-makers, community leaders >> Read more

Call for papers: Migration, gender and agrarian change in the Global South

The International Water Management Institute has published a call for papers for a panel session on “Migration, gender and agrarian change in the Global South” at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) conference from August 31st to September 2nd in London. Abstract: There are an estimated 214 million international labour migrants and 740 million internal labour migrants worldwide. The >> Read more

Digitizing Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

View event details here.  Presenter(s): Dr. Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Better Than Cash Alliance, and Dr. Leora Klapper, The World Bank Date: February 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 10:30am We recognize that greater participation by women in national economies can drive economic growth and stability, but how do we increase this participation? Digital financial services present an innovative way to improve women's >> Read more

The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics

At the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which “seeks to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all women throughout their life cycle.” Guided by these principles, the World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics presents the latest >> Read more

Webinar: Strengthening women’s rights in land governance: Experiences from Tanzania

IIED will be hosting a webinar on ‘Strengthening women’s rights in land governance: experiences from Tanzania’, as part of their Legal tools for citizen empowerment initiative. Speakers include: Helen Dancer, Barrister and Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and Naseku Kisambu, Director of programmes at the Tanzania Women Lawyer Association (TAWLA). Why should you >> Read more

New publication: Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies & Best Practices on Women’s Empowerment

Direct Link to Full 74-Page IDLO Publication Link to 12-Page Report Summary By Irene Khan, Director-General IDLO Far too often, in far too many countries, women cannot find justice. They are denied the very essence of the rule of law — that we are all equal, and equally protected by the law. Gender equality is >> Read more

Launch of new World Bank Gender Data Portal

The World Bank Group relaunched its popular Gender Data Portal, comprising current and historical data on topics ranging from health and education to jobs, assets, and political participation—all broken down by sex. The Bank Group is also launching its Little Data Book on Gender 2016 alongside new online tables—to be updated quarterly—linked to the latest World Development Indicators, making it easier than ever >> Read more

Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights

From 25 January to 5 February, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which were created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights. >> Read more

Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights and our partner Resource Equity are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program we seek to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from the developing world who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights >> Read more

UNIDO hiring gender expert

The Office for Gender Mainstreaming, Ethics and Accountability (ODG/GEA) of UNIDO is  looking for a Gender Expert to coordinate the gender mainstreaming functions of the office. For more information, please read the TORs: UNIDO_Gender Expert vacancy The deadline to apply is 26 January 2016.