The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world.
Calls for Participation
The objective is to empower 10,000 women entrepreneurs globally with business management skills and support services within five years in order for them to grow their businesses, increase turnover and create new jobs. The global programme will soon be drawing to a close.
Do you know someone who has committed their personal resources towards building a strong, caring South Africa? Here is your chance to nominate them for the prestigious 2013 Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards!
Please note that the deadline to submit applications to attend the 17th session of the Universal Periodic Review and all sessions of treaty bodies taking place in Geneva between October and December 2013 is: 22 July 2013.
We await your online registration and action plans on the "19 Days of activism for prevention of violence against children and youth 1-19 November”, which will be displayed on a Google map for all to consult and to collaborate with you.
As part of the Link Up project, we are asking you to speak to your experiences, hopes, and vision for realizing and claiming your sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Questionnaire on large-scale development projects and a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders
The next thematic report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly in October 2013 will focus on the links between large-scale development projects and a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders, with a particular emphasis on the challenges of the human rights based approach to development and the role of human rights defenders.
Call for papers on the Competing Visions in the Muslim World: Rebuilding States and Re-invigorating Civil Societies, a small and selective symposium held the 15-17 August at the University of Sydney, Australia.
The Centre for Human Rights will host a conference in December 2013 to reflect on these and other innovative aspects of the Protocol, and invites papers on the following themes: Women and HIV, Access to safe abortion, Women's reproductive righst and the role of resources, women's sexual rights, and the sexual and reproductive rights of lesbian and bisexual women.
Are you interested in or already pursuing a career in the non-profit sector? Do you volunteer with non-profit organizations and want to take on a leadership role? Want to learn fundraising skills but not sure where to start?
If you conduct research that involves analyzing human rights violation data, you are being invited to participate in our survey for understanding the data used in human rights violation research and the researchers’ data analysis practices.
Each year, the TED Prize is awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources to support the winner and investing $1 million in their idea, the TED Prize inspires leaders to dream bigger about what’s possible.
Questionnaire on large-scale development projects and a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders
The next thematic report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly in October 2013 will focus on the links between large-scale development projects and a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders, with a particular emphasis on the challenges of the human rights based approach to development and the role of human rights defenders. The Special Rapporteur is requesting Member States, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations and regional human rights mechanisms to answer a questionnaire.
Independent consultant and writer, Nikki van der Gaag, has been working for a number of years on global gender issues. She is looking to bring together women's rights and masculinities in a book on men and gender equality.
Conectas Human Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, CIVICUS: Worldwide Alliance for Citizen Participation and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development invite scholars and practitioners to submit articles for Sur Journal’s Issue No. 19, to be published in December 2013, with a focus on Foreign Policy and Human Rights.
Youth Challenge International (YCI). Mwanza, Tanzania.
Closing date: May 31, 2013.
The Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is seeking activists, researchers, academics and/or organizations who are interested in producing a 5 page report on critical sexual and reproductive rights issues in Comoros, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Cyprus or Eritrea for the next session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council.
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa proudly announces the 2013 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellows. The 28 selected MILEAD Fellows represent Africa’s most promising young women leaders with the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa.
The March 2014 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Education and Learning from a gender justice and women’s rights perspective.
We encourage staff, research students and post-doctoral researchers from all discipline across all faculties, whose research interests are related to issues of gender and/or sexualities, to present their research.
Last Month to apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2014 NGO Committee (Deadline: 1 June 2013)
This 8th issue of Q-zine, Africa’s only magazine of LGBTI arts and culture, aims to provoke reflection, analysis, and debate on past and current ideas of queer style and fashion in relation to African queerness.
Created by the OAS, the SEGIB and the Vidanta Foundation, the purpose of the Award is to recognize and support outstanding, original projects to reduce poverty and inequality and combat discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline for submitting applications is June 28, 2013.
The UN Secretary-General has called for contributions to his annual report on reprisals and intimidation against human rights defenders.
Women for Women International is organising a number of exciting challenges in support of women survivors of war, peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and women in eight war-torn countries
The YCSRR is collecting articles about issues regarding discrimination against LGBTQI people and the barriers that they can face to exercise their rights in any region or country to be published in this special edition that will be published in our main channels of communications.
The prizes will be awarded to two outstanding papers on Gender Economics, that will receive €5,000 gross each. Submission deadline is 30 April 2013.
The office of the High Commissioner for Human rights invites civil society actors to nominate an individual or an organization for the 2013 United Nation prize in the field of Human Rights.
Call for Papers within the framework of the 10th Historical Materialism Conference, Making the World Working Class. 7-10 November 2013, London, SOAS. Deadline: 21 May 2013.
The video challenge is for young people across the world, who will inter-creatively stitch together films of their own making on topics of crucial importance to their lives.
Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds across the world with a platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant. The grant must show creativity and sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through access to business and livelihood skills.
Make a creative photo/video with your statement, view or story about how limited access to contraceptives affects you and your community. To contribute in the May 28 campaign video, kindly send your photo or video on or before May 10.
UN Women’s Civil Society Section is compiling a calendar of civil society events, and we would ask you kindly for your input and recommendations on events that you consider important.
The Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) is pleased to announce the launch of an online community to share and exchange on gender and evaluation.
We are looking for relevant articles related to people with disability to be translated from English to Serbian where applicable.
The award recognizes disaster professionals who continue Myers' goal of promoting research on gender issues in disasters and emergency management.
Help Amnesty International UK formulate recommendations to the UK Government's Department for International Development as it prepares its next operational plan to tackle violence against women in Afghanistan
Nominations are now being accepted for members of the Executive Committee 2013-2015 with the deadline of May 3, 2013.
The Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School is seeking applications for the 2013-14 Women and Justice Fellowship. The Fellow will
play an integral role in executing and further developing the Center's initiatives.
It’s now one month to go to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, on May 17. Each year, this day unites millions of people in a common quest for a better world.
The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the 2013/2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, designed for a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
The call for applications to the 2013-2014 CIHR Café Scientifique program is now underway. This is your chance to potentially hold an informal event between experts and the general public about a particular health research subject of popular interest.
The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is calling for activities for selection under Momentum for Change: Women for Results. The period for submitting activities opens on 8 March 2013 and closes on 26 April 2013
The YCSRR will be participating in the upcoming Commission on Population from April 22nd and 26th. The CPD this year will be on Migration. We will be producing at least two editions of the YC publication, The Watchdog, during the meeting.
Call for Applications: 2013 SEED Awards seek innovative projects on gender equality and women’s empowerment
UN Women joins the European Union, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the government of Flanders, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the international law firm Hogan Lovells in supporting the SEED Award, an initiative that aims to help the most promising start-up entrepreneurs, women-led enterprises and other social and environmental inspiring businesses to integrate ideas and proposals to address pressing local issues.
In order to assess the efficiency of the „Women Inspiring Europe” printed Calendar and on-line version, we are kindly asking you to fill in the evaluation questionnaire
Gender inequality still persists in the region. Data show that women continue to face discrimination in the access to universal services, quality of education, sexual and reproductive health and other social services, as well obstacles to access to decent work, economic goods and political participation. Violence against women continues to undermine efforts to achieve all the development goals, increasing barriers to access and enjoy their rights.
Sign on and endorse the Civil Society African Common Position. Endorsements from around the world will be included, however individuals and organisations from Africa will be placed on a separate list from those from non-African countries.
The call includes participation at the 24th session of the HRC, in which half day will be dedicated to discuss the WCIP. It would be good to get this opportunity to bring committed indigenous peoples' representatives to participate in the discussion.
Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World invites youth change-makers around the world to submit impactful ideas to empower disadvantaged women and girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa with business and livelihood skills to attain a sustained livelihood for a chance to win a US$25,000 grant.