Civil Society Organization (CSO) Survey – Date Extended!

Please see below the announcement that the CSO Survey Deadline has been extended to April 15, 2015.  If you have not done so already, please participate!    Civil Society Organization (CSO) Survey Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 NOTICE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2015 YOUR VOICES COUNTS. PLEASE JOIN US! You've been invited by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Cordaid, and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG on WPS) to offer your views, concerns and recommendations on…Read more

PACIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE – Applications

PACIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE Theme: “Our Voices, our Communities, our Rights” Advancing Human Rights related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression in the Pacific” Nuku’alofa, the Kingdom of Tonga, 11 - 14 May 2015 The Pacific Sexual Diversity Network and the Steering Committee of the Pacific Human Rights Conference welcomes interested persons to submit an expression of interest to attend its Inaugural Pacific Human Rights Conference to be held from the 11 - 14 May 2015, in the Kingdom of Tonga. The purpose of the Conference is to embrace wider and collective…Read more

Sweden adds new gender-neutral pronoun to its dictionary

Direct via The Guardian   The official dictionary of the Swedish language will introduce a gender-neutral pronoun in April, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. “Hen” will be added to “han” (he) and “hon” (she) as one of 13,000 new words in the latest edition of the Swedish Academy’s SAOL. Is it time we agreed on a gender-neutral singular pronoun? The pronoun is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender – either because it is unknown, because the person is transgender, or the speaker or writer deems the gender…Read more
Why financial planning needs more women

Why financial planning needs more women

By David Chaplain at the Financial Review - click for more The numbers are unequivocal: Australian financial planning is men's business. Using Financial Planning Association (FPA) membership data as a proxy for the whole profession, just over 20 per cent of Australia's financial advisers are female. That's great if men like talking to other men about retirement planning, among the many other important services planners provide, but advice is about much more than that. An environment where clients will face a male adviser in four out of five instances is not immediately inviting…Read more