News: Asia, Merali, and CARE Foundations Together Launch University Scholarship Program for Young Pakistani Women

Source: The Asia Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 PRNewswire-USNewswire Many young Pakistani women from low-income families can only dream of going to college or university. Now, however, some disadvantaged young women will have the chance for their dream to come true. With a generous donation from the Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation, established by Pandju Merali >> Read more

Event: OECD, UNIFEM, ICRW: Panel Discussion: “From Behind the Scenes to the Forefront: Gender Equality, Social Institutions and the Millennium Development Goals”

1 July 2010 Room B, NLB United Nations Headquarters 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 1.00pm-2.45pm The OECD, ICRW and UNIFEM are organising a lunchtime panel discussion in New York on Thursday, 1 July 2010 on "From Behind the Scenes to the Forefront: Gender Equality, Social Institutions and the Millennium Development Goals". The >> Read more

Multimedia: Female Participation in African Agricultural Research and Higher Education; New Insights

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Event: UN Television Debate, “Face to Face” on the theme, “Women’s Empowerment, Development Cooperation and Culture”

http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/tvdebate Organized in the context of the 2010 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures Wednesday, 30 June 2010 4 p.m. Location: Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, United Nations Headquarters Objectives: The debate will address an important nexus in today’s human development: >> Read more

Multimedia: PPT on Gender Research at IFPRI; Strategic Directions and Reflections

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Event: The 2010 NEUDC Conference will be held at MIT November 6th and 7th 2010

Deadline for Papers: August 2, 2010 The Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference is a major forum in development economics. NEUDC has organized annual conferences in development economics since 1967. The location and sponsorship of the annual NEUDC conference usually rotates among the organizing institutions: Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts >> Read more

News: Remarks by Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID, to InterAction Forum 2010,

U.S. Agency for International Development, June 2 “In our major food security initiative, we are deeply prioritizing investing in women farmers. We are looking at several decades of history where development efforts have essential prioritized providing services to men. And we're asking our partners to hire female extension workers to collect gender-disaggregated data and to >> Read more

Event: International Workshop on Gender Training

July 19-23, 2010 Ottawa, Canada The new Gender Training Workshop seeks to provide workshop participants with a solid understanding & skills in core concepts, gender analysis frameworks and gender strategies that can improve the effectiveness of your organization’s programmes and projects in working with women and men, boys and girls. The workshop will move you >> Read more

News: Women Win by Formalising Businesses

By Aimable Twahirwa and Kudzai Makombe IPS GenderWire KIGALI and JOHANNESBURG, Jun 8, 2010 (IPS) - The vast majority of businesses in Rwanda - like elsewhere in Africa - are informal. Government expects that a drive to register an estimated 900,000 informal enterprises will both strengthen these businesses and improve tax revenues. Thirty-two year old >> Read more

Multimedia: Audio commentary on FGM at the Economist

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