from 19/Jan to 27/Jan

Registration for CSW 61 (before 27 January 2017)

NGOs that are accredited to and in good standing with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSW. Because of increasing demands on limited space, the numbers of attendees to CSW sessions should be kept to a minimum and should not exceed 20 representatives per organization. Organizations should be aware that, in this context, entry into official meetings can still not be guaranteed to all who wish to attend.

Invitation letters are sent, usually in November, to the e-mail addresses registered in the integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) by NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. NGOs are encouraged to make sure that their profile and contact information on the iCSO system includes the latest correct information about their organizations.

CSW61 registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is open from 11 November 2016 to 27 January 2017 online via United Nations CSO-net.

Click here to register for CSW61. Online registration is mandatory for all participants. We are not able to accept registrations by e-mail.

Confirmation Letter and UN Grounds Pass Form
Once an NGO representative has been registered online, a confirmation letter can be viewed and printed for her/him in the organization’s account on CSO-net. A UN grounds pass form for each registered representative will be available in the organization’s account on CSO-net. Organizations are expected to print/send the grounds pass form to their representatives prior to the session. NGO representatives will be required to show the grounds pass form at on-site registration in order to obtain a UN grounds pass for CSW.

Travel and Visa Arrangements
The United Nations will not make travel or visa arrangements or pay for any expenses in connection with the participation of NGO representatives in the sessions of CSW. Such arrangements and costs are the exclusive responsibility of participants.

The United Nations does not charge fees for participation in the Commission on the Status of Women sessions.
Participants are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance, in accordance with their local United States Consulate requirements, in order to allow sufficient time for processing.
Registration Questions

All registration-related questions should be sent to the official CSW e-mail address: CSW@unwomen.org. The subject line should read “CSW registration.”

Local: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Jan/27/2017
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from 19/Jan to 30/Jan

UN Special Rapporteur VAW - Calls for Information on Shelters & Protection Orders

Call for Submissions on Protection Orders & Shelters as Two Ways of Prevention & Protection of Violence Against Women

Protection orders and shelters are extremely important for the protection of women, their sense of safety, their ability to overcome the effects of abuse and planning for the future. The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences seeks to collect information on shelters and protection orders which will feed into the thematic report she will present at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2017. 

In order to inform her work, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, information, inputs and views on both forms of protection.

Information on existing mandatory mediation and reconciliation practices which may undermine the protection of gender-based violence victims as well as information on their social reintegration and legal, security and financial assistance measures are also welcomed. 

All submissions should be sent by 30 January 2017 to vaw@ohchr.org

More information on the call, click here

Local: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Women/SRWomen/Pages/OrdersAndShelters.aspx
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Jan/30/2017
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from 19/Jan to 01/Feb

Global fund for women - Funding opportunity: Initiative to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

Global Fund for Women invites organizations seeking to scale innovative strategies and successful interventions to apply for funding. They intend to fund organizations and coalitions (organizations working together to increase potential impact through their collaborative efforts) working to ensure that women workers are free from sexual harassment and sexual violence in places where they work and live.

Closing date: 1 February 2017

More Information here

Local: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CA-Proposal-Eligibility-Criteria.pdf
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Feb/01/2017
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from 19/Jan to 31/Mar

Funding opportunity: ANROWS Research Priorities 2017-19 - Grants round

ANROWS invites researchers from across Australia to apply for the Research Priorities 2017-19 Grants.  Proposals can be submitted by researchers including those from academic and research institutions and non-government organisations. Partnerships consisting of academic, government and non-government organisations are strongly encouraged, as this promotes and facilitates knowledge transfer and provides better opportunities for research findings to inform policy and practice.

This grants round will support the implementation of the National Plan and reflect the priorities of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan. National Priority Areas for attention in the Third Action Plan are:

  1. Prevention and early intervention.
  2.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children.
  3. Greater support and choice.
  4. Sexual violence.
  5. Responding to children living with violence.
  6. Keeping perpetrators accountable across all systems.

Applications will not be accepted after 5pm AEDT 31 March 2017.

More information on the Grant here

Local: http://anrows.org.au/research-program/grants/current-grants
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Mar/31/2017
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from 19/Jan to 31/Jan

Call for Expression of Interest: Measure of Violence against Women - UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO)

UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO) is in the process of identifying potential implementing partners for the implementation of a project to strengthen regional and national capacities to measure violence against women in Asia and the Pacific (2016 – 2019), and seeking to partner with an institution or consortium to create a Knowledge Centre for the measurement of VAW.

Deadline: 31 January 2017. 

More information, click here

Local: http://asiapacific.unfpa.org/sites/asiapacific/files/submissions/Invitation%20for%20EOI.pdf
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Jan/31/2017
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from 26/Jan to 31/May

Call for Papers: Women and Extreme Violence - 31 May 2017

Violence and Gender, the journal focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence, is seeking high quality research on the topic of "women and extreme violence" to publish in the winter issue of 2017.

They are seeking high-quality research articles, perspectives, reviews, and commentaries on the following topics related to women and violence such as:

  • Women involved in extreme violence including homicide, kidnapping, and sexual abuse
  • Incentives of female offenders in criminal behavior
  • Women assisting in extreme violence — terrorism, mass shootings, etc.
  • Women who commit violent sex offense including rape and sexual assault
  • The behaviors of female offenders — do they commit violent crimes alone or with others?
  • Age and demographic of violent female offenders
  • Victims of female offenders — whom do women tend to attack?

Deadline for manuscript submission: May 31, 2017

More information here

Date: Jan/26/2017 - May/31/2017
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from 26/Jan to 22/May


The Paraguayan Center for Population Studies (CEPEP) organizes an international seminar on partner violence studies. Discussions and area of debate for this seminar include but not limited to:

-Aspects and processes of partner violence that have consequences on the health of women;

-Individual, dyadic and social factors that operate in partner violence,

-Mechanisms through which partner violence affects sexual and reproductive health

-Health service needs for women with partner violence.

The Center is calling for paper to be sent before 22nd May 2017.

The seminar will take place on 26th June 2017.

More information here (in Spanish only).

Date: Jan/26/2017 - May/22/2017
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from 26/Jan to 17/Mar

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change - Orlando, FL, 18-20 April 2017

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) organizes its annual conference from April 18 -20, 2017. It will focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. This three-day conference will bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others.

Registration are opened until March 17th.

More information here.

Date: Jan/26/2017 - Mar/17/2017
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from 26/Jan to 15/Feb

UNiTE Song Contest 2016-2017

UN Women and the Embassy of Canada invite you to capture the spirit of the UNiTE Campaign by making your own music video. The competition opens globally from 25 November 2016 - 15 February 2017. The total prize pack is valued at over CAD 1,500.

More information here.


Date: Jan/26/2017 - Feb/15/2017
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