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Day(s)
from 20/Oct to 01/Mar

Call for Good Practices on data collection and prevention of femicides - Special Rapporteur on VAW

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 vaw@ohchr.org.

Date: Oct/20/2016 - Mar/01/2017
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Day(s)
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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Day(s)
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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Day(s)
11 and 12

2nd annual Youth Forum – UN CSW 61, 11-12 March 2017, New York, USA

The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to convene in advance of the official opening of CSW to amplify their common concerns and advocacy efforts.

The Youth Forum is a safe space for young people, particularly young women and girls, to openly, and strategically discuss the challenges and opportunities in their local, national, regional and global contexts in accelerating progress to achieve gender equality and sustainable development.

More information and to register click here
Local: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-forum-at-csw61-tickets-30500484771
Date: Mar/11/2017 - Mar/12/2017
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Day(s)
from 13/Mar to 24/Mar

CSW61 (2017) - Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017.Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. 

Themes to be adressed during the session:

  • Priority theme: "Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work"
  • Review theme: "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)"
  • Emerging issue/Focus area: "The empowerment of indigenous" 

Find more information on:

Local: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.MhFXwqY7.dpuf
Date: Mar/13/2017 - Mar/24/2017
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Day(s)
from 15/Mar to 01/Apr

Grant's for Journalists - Underreported Women's Stories

The International Media Women's Foundation (IMWF) is providing grants that average $5,000 USD for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. The grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Funding will be awarded in August, December, and April.

For more information, or to submit an application, click here

The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women.

Local: https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/58104
Date: Mar/15/2017 - Apr/01/2017
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