International Network to End Violence Against Women and Girls awarded $1.24m grant

International Network to End Violence Against Women and Girls awarded $1.24m grant

International Network to End Violence Against Women and Girls (INEVAWG) awarded $1.24m grant 13 July 2018 The NoVo Foundation has announced a grant of USD 1,240,000 over four years to the International Network to End Violence Against Women and Girls (INEVAWG), hosted by Masimanyane Women’s Rights International. Jennifer and Peter Buffet, via the Radical Hope Fund of the NoVo Foundation, announced the grant on Wednesday, 13 June. Masimanyane, who will administer the grant on behalf of INEVAWG, is one of only 19 organisations to be awarded this grant globally, and one of only four in…Read more
Australia reports to the  High Level Political Forum in July 2018

Australia reports to the High Level Political Forum in July 2018

  Australia reports to the High Level Political Forum in July, 2018 Australia actively participated in the UN global discussions to design the 2030 Agenda in the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing this, it supported the involvement of all development actors, including civil society organisations, the private sector, philanthropic organisations and academia. In September 2015 Australia became one of the 193 signatories to endorse 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in doing so recognises the 2030 Agenda as both a domestic and international agenda. This means the 17 Sustainable…Read more
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