Thank YOU to our Exhibiting Sponsors – IWD2017

EXHIBITOR SPONSOR TEAM Please join us in welcoming Sharon Walsh onto our Exhibiting Sponsor team! Quantumwave is a visionary company with a guiding message of Light as the Medicine of the Future. Our mission is to help all mankind unwind from stress, tension and dis-ease and to provide a new reference for Quantum Wellness as we enter into the new season emerging here on Planet Earth. PROBLEM: 85% of all disease is a result of STRESS - Managing the physiological responses to … [Read more...]

UN Women, First Regular Session 2017 – FEB 14

Documents for the first regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, on 14 February 2017. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language, and are replaced by official documents once available. AGENDA In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s … [Read more...]

Why We Need More Women in Leadership Positions

There has been significant progress for women in many arenas over the past 20 years, especially in education. Since the 1990s, women have outnumbered men in college enrollment and college completion rates. Women are also more likely to continue their education after college. This gender disparity has led to a majority of women enrolling and graduating from law school, medical school, dental school, "mba in strategy online" and more. There have also been breakthroughs for women with regard to … [Read more...]

Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Finding a Safe Place to Live in a Big City

After thinking about it for some time, you are going to take the proverbial plunge and move to a major metropolis. Maybe it’s a new job that’s inspiring the move, or a desire to give big city living a try. No matter the reason, you are now in the process of finding a place to live, and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. While you wish you could spend a week or two touring the city and determining the safest places to live, you simply don’t have the time or money to do that. As a result, … [Read more...]

“I Know Gender” Course Modules, UN Women

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce the module Trade and Gender Equality, a new module part of the "I Know Gender" online self-paced course. This module was developed in collaboration with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and aims to enhance knowledge on the relationship between trade and gender equality. To register for this and other I Know Gender course modules click here. Training for gender equality is an essential component for … [Read more...]

Going It Alone – The Benefits of Being a Female Solo Traveler

Image by nromagna, used under CC license 2.0 Perhaps you’re bored in your job and want to break out with some travel, but don’t have a travel buddy. There’s nothing to stop you trotting the globe by yourself. In fact, you’ve everything to gain from doing so. Solo travel is enriching and empowering. Here are a few of the benefits of travelling solo and some of the places you should try it. Learn about yourself Traveling alone is your avenue to find out who you truly are. You’re on your … [Read more...]

Gender Trainers Webinar, NOV 3

Don't miss the UN Women Training Center Webinar on Professionalization of Gender Trainers! The growing popularity of training for gender equality is driving a rising demand for expert trainers. Since the 1995 Beijing Conference, ever greater numbers of “gender trainers” have delivered training for a range of actors – international organisations, governments, NGOs and businesses – to ensure that their programs and policies mainstream gender equality. Yet, there is little agreement about what … [Read more...]

Tracking gender statistics in pursuit of SDG 5

To deepen the understanding of the different challenges women and men face in today’s world, statisticians use disaggregated data and gender statistics to allow for a unique insight into gender issues. The 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and Statistics Finland, focused on data and statistical methods for the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the … [Read more...]

Seven Sisters Wine Rises To Top Of Industry Out Of Poverty

Many people think wine is intimidating. Amateur sommeliers often speak at length about each aspect of the wine, from the look and color to the aroma to how the taste plays about the tongue. The entire wine experience can be prohibitively pretentious. That's why it is so exciting to see someone like Vivian Kleynhans dominate in the wine industry. Vivian recounts her early days entering the wine industry in 2003. She confides that she had absolutely no clue what she was doing or what she was … [Read more...]

Virtual Dialogue: Gender Equality Panel – 24 Oct to 11 Nov, 2016

This Virtual Dialogue will take place online from 24 October to 11 November, 2016 within the UN Women Training Centre Gender Equality Community of Practice (CoP), aimeing to reflect on how trainers are currently trained, developed or "made"; what qualifications they should have; what criteria and credentials they should meet; what kinds of professional ethics and standards they should aspire to uphold; how this should be decided and by whom; and what the opportunities and limitations of such … [Read more...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages New York/Lilongwe—On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage … [Read more...]

6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics – Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 October 2016

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender … [Read more...]

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