On 25 November 2015, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonovi? called on all States to establish a “femicide watch”, or a “gender-related killing of women” watch.
In her most recent report to the General Assembly (A/71/398, available here), the Special rapporteur further elaborated modalities for establishment of the femicide watch and/or observatory as an interdisciplinary panel of experts that collect and analyze data on femicides with the aims of prevention of such cases.
The Special Rapporteur seeks to collect existing good practices on data collection and prevention of femicides. In order to inform her work on the topic, and with view of creating a global online database, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, input and views on the following topics:
- Existing legislative models or operational guides for the investigation of gender-related killings of women;
- Existing good practices regarding collection of data on femicides or gender related killings of women;
- Landmark jurisprudence from international, regional, and national courts, on gender-related killings of women.
N.B. Please note that the working languages of the Secretariat are English, French and Spanish. You are therefore kindly requested to provide your submissions in one of these languages.
All submissions should be sent by 1 March 2017 to email@example.com.Date: Oct/20/2016 - Mar/01/2017
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:
Applications will not be accepted after 5pm AEDT 31 March 2017.
More information on the Grant hereLocal: http://anrows.org.au/research-program/grants/current-grants
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
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:
Deadline for manuscript submission: May 31, 2017
More information hereDate: Jan/26/2017 - May/31/2017
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
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
SASA! Faith Course: Are you looking for ways to strengthen your engagement with a faith community (Muslim and Christian) to prevent violence against women and HIV? Raising Voices and Trocaire are pleased to let you know that there are only 02 slots left for the upcoming SASA! Faith course scheduled to take place in Kampala-Uganda in March 06th-10th, 2017. This course will be the first of the four SASA! Faith course series that correspond to the four phases of SASA! Faith.
SASA! Faith is meant to inspire, enable and structure effective community mobilization to prevent violence against women and HIV in a faith community and as such, it will require organizational time, commitment and resources including; 2-3 years of SASA! Faith implementation, a commitment to completing all four phases, a team of determined SASA! Faith champions and, dedicated financial resources for positive and sustained change to be realized.
If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org not later than February 10th, 2017
Find out more hereDate: Feb/03/2017 - Feb/10/2017
On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, a Pannel discussion is organised on the theme "Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030".
The event is organised by the IAC and NGO CSW Geneva WG on Traditional Practices in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, OHCHR, WCC, NGOs and Governments.
When and Where ?
Date: 6 february 2017, 12.45 -14 00
Venue: WHO Headquarters, Salle D, Geneva
Please confirm participation by 11.00am Friday 3rd, by email to email@example.com
The Peace Revolution Summit will be held from 6 to 10 February 2017 in Thailand.
The summit aims to create a unique opportunity to gather a thriving global community of peace activists and visionaries from different fields, such as entrepreneurs, artists, philanthropists, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, scholars, teachers, students, civil society and professionals, in order to share their stories, brainstorm ideas, launch initiatives, and share an unforgettable experience of solidarity in unfolding our vision of world peace.
The summit is an opportunity to become a member of a vibrant international community! Join Peace Revolution Summit on a paradise island in Thailand. You will have a chance to empower your mind and cultivate your inner peace through meditation practice. Learn how to build peace by yourself, network with fellow change-makers on how to raise mindfulness practices to the top of the world agenda as peace building tools, and inspire others to start the change from themselves.
More information here.
The Women's World Summit Foundation is pleased to share the Call for nominations for the annual WWSF Prizes for women's creativity in rural life 2017.
The Prize celebrates contributions by rural women leaders and their communities to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Agenda 2030 - Transforming our world! To-date, 422 prizewinners have been honored with the award since 1994.
The deadlilne for application is 30th April 2017.