East Africa News : Regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Launch of the EAC Gender Barometer

East Africa News : Regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Launch of the EAC Gender Barometer

[Source EASSI 11 September 2017] On 3rd and 4th May 2017, various stakeholders on gender Equality in the East African Community and beyond converged in Kampala, Uganda to witness the launch of the 1st ever Gender Barometer and also discuss the findings under the theme “Who Answers to Women? Taking stock of implementation of Gender Equality Commitments in East Africa”. It was launched by The Director for Gender and Community Development - Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Sanyu Jane Mpagi. In answering the question, “who answers to women?” Ms. Sanyu…Read more
CSW 62 Preparations are underway

CSW 62 Preparations are underway

[Source Asia Pacific NGO CSW  www.apngocsw.org] Even though it is only September 2017, deadlines for CSW 2018 are already fast approaching! See below for some of the key dates. Oral and written statements Submission of written statements will be open for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC from 30 September to 17 October 2017 via United Nations CSO-net. The link to online submission will be posted here on 30 September. We will not be able to accept statements submitted via e-mail. Sign up for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC to express interest in delivering…Read more
Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

  [source : SPC 11 August, 2017] The first of its kind three day Micronesian Women’s Conference was held at the University of the South Pacific’s Long Island Campus in Majuro, this week. The Conference was an initiative of the President of Marshall Islands, Honourable Dr Hilda Heine, and was organised by the Government of the Marshall Islands in partnership with Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), a local non-government organisation, with technical assistance from the Pacific Community (SPC) and financial assistance from Australia, EU and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Women leaders…Read more
More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

  [Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]   Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field? That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland's leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative. "We can't afford to…Read more
Remembering Bo Wang

Remembering Bo Wang

  REMEMBERING BO WANG, FORMER JERA INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT August 2016  JERA International would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bo Wang on his sudden and suspicious death. Bo interned for JERA International as an Management Assistant, from September 2014 to December, 2014,  he was from his first day on the job a helpful, smart and intelligent young man.    He was a very popular member of the team, always ready to share in the laughter and a true pleasure to work alongside.   He was always available…Read more