from 06/Feb to 30/Apr

Call for Nominations: The Prizes For Women's Creativity in Rural Life 2017 - WWSF

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.

You can find more information on the call here as well as the form of participation here.

Date: Feb/06/2017 - Apr/30/2017
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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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from 30/Mar to 18/Apr

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: April 18, 2017 - Washington DC

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) invite you to participate in their Development Marketplace Award Ceremony event:

The Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention will award 10 teams from around the world for the innovative work they lead on the prevention of GBV. 

Come and meet award winners, who will discuss their work during the ceremony, with the participation of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and the World Bank Group Regional Vice Presidents.

A short reception will follow to enable attendees to meet with winners after the event.

Date:  April 18, 2017, 2:30-4:00p.m. (ET)

Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC


Date: Mar/30/2017 - Apr/18/2017
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from 30/Mar to 27/Apr

Linking Public Health and Activism to Prevent Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence - Conference 26-27 April (Virginia)

The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance – in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Social Services -  offers a two-day conference focused on the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence. The theme for this 5th installment of the Building Healthy Futures conference series is Linking Public Health & Activism to Prevent Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence. This conference will showcase innovative prevention projects, activist organizing, and movement strategies that work to shift our culture and empower young people and communities to end violence.  

National trainers will address a range of topics focused on best practices and innovations in public health, primary prevention, and movement building work. Ground-breaking Virginia-based prevention initiatives will also be highlighted. 

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00AM - Thursday, April 27, 2017

More information and registration here.


Date: Mar/30/2017 - Apr/27/2017
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from 01/Apr to 09/Sep

II European Conference on Domestic Violence: 6-9 September, Porto, Portugal

The II European Conference on Domestic Violence will bring together researchers, academics, doctoral students, practitioners, and policy makers, and is designed to:

  1. Connect research and intervention within the field of domestic violence
  2. Exchange knowledge, good practices and methodologies which best contribute to the protection of victims and to the eradication of domestic and gender violence
  3. Share scientific results which inform the construction of social and legal policies regarding domestic and gender violence
  4. Promote networking among professionals and experts in this field
  5. Develop research and practice networks, methods and tools on preventing and combatting domestic violence. 

More information and registration here.

Date: Apr/01/2017 - Sep/09/2017
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from 03/Apr to 24/Apr

Webinar - The role of law enforcement and judiciary in the fight against FGM - 24th April 2017

To raise awareness about the role of law enforcement, police and the justice system in the fight against female genital mutilation. 

Law enforcement and the judiciary 

1. Welcome and Housekeeping rules by CEPOL 
2. What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the United to End FGM project 
3. The role of the judiciary in the fight against FGM and the role of law enforcement 
4. Demonstration of the UEFGM platform: 
a. E-learning Modules for Judiciary and the Law Enforcement/Police
b. Country focus of 11 EU countries 
5. Questions & Answers 
6. Closure & Evaluation 

Date: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
More information and to register click here
Local: https://uefgm.org/
Date: Apr/03/2017 - Apr/24/2017
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5, 6 and 7

Conference on Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management - MASOC/MATSA April 2017

The MASOC/MATSA 19th Annual Joint Conference is organised on APRIL 5, 6 & 7, 2017. 

This year’s conference, titled Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management provides an opportunity for participants to meet with others working to prevent sexual violence, learn about the newest research, and build a deeper understanding of the emerging issues.

More information here

Local: http://www.masoc.net/images/ConferenceDownloads/masoc-matsaconference2017corrected.pdf
Date: Apr/05/2017 - Apr/07/2017
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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13

Webinar - Measuring change in social norms contributing to female genital cutting - 13th April

Join a free webinar hosted by the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA), this webinar will be presented by Mady Cisse, Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Department Director, and Elizabeth Larson, MERL Officer at Tostan. 

For the past 25 years, Tostan has empowered African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. During the Generational Change in Three Years (GC3Y) project, Tostan’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Department (MERL) put an emphasis on measuring change in social norms contributing to the harmful practice of female genital cutting.

This webinar will focus on the methodology used and will discuss the results obtained to date.

Date: Thursday 13 April at 2pm BST.  

More information here

Date: Apr/06/2017 - Apr/13/2017
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from 11/Apr to 19/May

Special Rapporteur Call - Impact of fundamentalism & extremism on cultural rights of women - 19th May

The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms. Karima Bennoune, is inviting all relevant stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women.

Please send submissions electronically no later than 19 May 2017 to srculturalrights@ohchr.org, using the email title: “Submission to study on impact of fundamentalism and extremism on women’s cultural rights”. 

More information on the call here.

Local: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/CulturalRights/Pages/Callsubmissions2017GAreport.aspx
Date: Apr/11/2017 - May/19/2017
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from 18/Apr to 18/Jul

International Conference on Cybercrime: Cybercrime Research, Policy and Practice: the Collaboration Imperative, 16-18 July 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society will host the 5th International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF) at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach on 16-18 July 2017.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Cybercrime Research, Policy and Practice: the Collaboration Imperative.’

The massive increase in technological developments in personal computing, smart phone and wireless devices in recent years has created significant challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. This important conference will explore the expansion of technology-enabled crimes and how collaboration can inform technological, legal and policy responses internationally.

The conference will feature influential speakers from government, academia and industry.\

More information and registration here.

Date: Apr/18/2017 - Jul/18/2017
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from 28/Apr to 28/Sep

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence - 28 September, San Francisco

Drawing over 1,000 attendees, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence features innovative practices and the latest research in the field of health and domestic & sexual violence.

More information and registration here.

Date: Apr/28/2017 - Sep/28/2017
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