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3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender


UPF, Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, Barcelona, Spain


The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. This third conference will include nine panel discussions, several plenary events and business luncheons. They are pleased to launch the 3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender to be held in Barcelona, 21-23 March 2013.

Deadline for registration is February 15th 2013. Click here to register.

Registration fee: 150€
Reduced fee (students: undergraduates, Master and PhD students): 100€
Conference dinner (22nd March 2013): 45€

The conference program can be found here.

Date: 2012/03/21
Time: 10:00
Sponsoring Organization: Department of Political and Social Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Sectors: Political Participation/Governance, Gender Discrimination

6th Annual Machik Weekend


1957 E Street, NW, The Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC, United States


November 3-4, 2012

The theme for Machik Weekend 2012 is ‘Tibet and the Global’ with a special focus on women. Our goal is to consider the complex challenges facing Tibet in a global context with panels on (1) Education and Social Change, (2) Entrepreneurship and Communities, (3) Identity and Creativity, (4) Global Engagement and the New Generation.

Machik Weekend is an annual gathering in Washington DC that brings together a diverse community of people who support Machik’s mission to incubate social innovation in Tibet. It provides a unique forum for conversation, exploration and action for people who share a passion both for the ideals of service and civic engagement as well as for the Tibetan people, their land and their culture.

Through roundtables and informal discussions, participants share their experiences and learn about the broader issues at stake in the project of social engagement. Guest speakers spotlight themes such as education and social entrepreneurship, and provide their reflections on challenges facing Tibet in a wider global context. Above all, Machik Weekend is a meeting of inspired individuals who share a common concern for our collective global future.

For more information:

Date: 2012/11/03
Time: 08:30
Sponsoring Organization: Global Gender Program
Sectors: Entrepreneurship, Education, Arts


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7 Billion: Conversations That Matter - A Long Walk to Water: Women, Population


The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC., WAshington, District of Columbia, United States


Salva Dut, Founder and President, Water for South Sudan. A former "Lost Boy" of Sudan, Salva is the subject of the recent book A Long Walk to Water. Water for South Sudan Inc. drills borehole wells which bring safe drinking water to the people in South Sudan's remote villages, transforming lives in the process. Shewaye Deribe, Project Coordinator, Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resource Association (EWNRA). EWNRA seeks to integrate socio-economic and environmental/biodiversity issues at watershed level, using an integrated, community-centered approach to restore the watershed, create alternative livelihoods, strengthen health systems, and improve reproductive health. Jaehyang So, Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), The World Bank. WSP is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank to support poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. Ms. So has a background in urban service delivery, utilities and corporate restructuring, and public-private partnerships. Laurie Mazur, Director of the Population Justice Project. Laurie is an independent writer and consultant specializing in population, environment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. Moderated by Peggy Clark, Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development, and Vice President, Policy Programs at The Aspen Institute. Peggy provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Institute’s 26 policy programs and leads programs promoting breakthrough approaches to global development.

A buffet lunch will be served. LIVESTREAM:

Date: 2012/04/18
Time: 900

Sectors: Peace and Conflict, Health, Empowerment, Agriculture/Food Security


RSVP by: 2012/04/18
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8th Women's Forum Global Meeting


Centre International Deauville, Deauville, France


Theme: "Wanted: 360° Growth"

The international financial crash of the late 2000s created more than global economic recession. It also accentuated popular doubts about the growth paradigms on which our economies are built. It seems so difficult today to produce economic growth. Are our mature economies still able to grow, and can they do so at the rates necessary to pay off accumulated debts? What will growth look like elsewhere in the world – in Asia, in Africa, in Latin America and the Middle East? People are asking whether growth will mean more or less stability, more or less sustainability, more or less equality. They are also asking what is good leadership in government and business for these troubled times.

The 2012 Women’s Forum takes up these questions about fundamentals in a program on Wanted: 360° growth. To build the future with women’s vision, the agenda incorporates some of the most innovative and talented women thinkers and doers in business, the media, civil society and academe. They are accompanied by their men colleagues for an encompassing perspective.

The full program can be found here:

Date: 2012/10/10
Time: 11:45

Sectors: Political Participation/Governance, Leadership, Economic Empowerment

A Conversation with Jane Harman, Former Congresswomen and First Female Director of The Woodrow Wilson Center


1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Reception 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Program

Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President, and CEO. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and four on Homeland Security. She has made numerous Congressional fact-finding missions to hotspots around the world including North Korea, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Guantanamo Bay to assess threats against the U.S. In 2012, she was named one of the 50 most influential democrats on foreign policy by Foreign Policy magazine.

Open to the public.

Sponsored by the Institute for Global and International Studies (IGIS) and Public Affairs

Date: 2012/11/08
Time: 10:00

Sectors: Public Policy, Leadership


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A Discussion on the First International Day of the Girl


Battelle Atrium, American University, Washington, DC, United States


A Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by Caren Grown, American University Department of Economics & USAID
Opening remarks by AU’s College of Arts & Sciences Dean Peter Starr


Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, United States Agency for International Development
Caitlin Haugen, University of Maryland, Assistant Director, Beyond the Classroom
Loubna Skalli-Hanna, American University, School of International Service
Lucy Lohrmann, American University student and Advisor for GirlUp

The United Nations adopted a resolution in 2011 to designate October 11 International Day of the Girl Child.

Please contact the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at 202-885-2981 or for more information.

Date: 2012/10/11
Time: 04:00
Sponsoring Organization: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Sectors: Gender Discrimination, Empowerment

ALHsuccesslines LLC Success Membership Program for Girls


Germantown, Maryland, United States


NOW ENROLLING GIRLS AGES 10-14 in the Success Membership Program for Girls. This membership program was designed exclusively to encourage and promote success for girls in a fun yet motivating virtual environment. We offer a well-planned 9 month enrollment program with the intent to extend encouragement and support to girls. Not only will they learn effective leadership skills that will inspire them on the road to success but they will be able to connect with other girls. We strongly believe each and every girl is important and has a purpose. Furthermore, we believe they deserve the chance to uncover their spiritual gifts and with our help, decipher ways to make their dreams come true. ALHsuccesslines LLC help girls boost confidence in themselves and lead them toward improved communication skills and the ability to handle life challenges. In summary, we assist girls in the process of acknowledging their strengths, establishing goals, attaining those goals and most important, living a purposeful life. We strive to make this a rewarding program that is both entertaining and educational--all at the same time. This unique program rewards girls for their accomplishments, we offer various contests to bring out the best in our members, we reward participation with prizes and much more!

Date: 2012/09/22
Sponsoring Organization: ALHsuccesslines LLC, Germantown, Maryland
Sectors: Single Mothers, Poverty Alleviation, Peace and Conflict, Leadership, Empowerment, Education Other Sectors: Girls, Self-Esteem, Motivation


RSVP by: 2012/09/15
RSVP to: This membership program begins September 22, 2012 and ends May 25, 2013. To find out more about this program or to register, please go to or call 240-449-5491.

Achieving Workplace Gender Equity: The Art of the Possible—What’s Achievable in the US


Chinatown Garden, 618 H Street NW, Washington, DC, United States


12:00 - 1:30pm

Speaker: Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Areas of expertise: women and the economy, workforce participation, employment, pay equity, retirement security

Note: Registration is open through Wednesday, 10-31-12. Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available. (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating)

Cost: $16 – Affiliated, Institutional Members, JHU/SAIS Students, NEC members

$25 – Non-Member

Date: 2012/11/01
Time: 12:00
Sponsoring Organization: National Economists Club
Sectors: Gender Discrimination, Business


RSVP by: 2012/10/31
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Ask UN Women Twitter Chat on Gender Equality


Live Twitter Chat, Global


What are the most widespread and fundamental forms of inequalities women and girls face around the world? What do you think are the major causes of gender inequalities within and among different societies? What actions could be taken to reduce those inequalities?

When: Live on Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 9:00 am EST.
Where: Twitter: #AskUNWomen and UN_Women on Twitter
Who: John Hendra, UN Women Deputy Executive Director + YOU!
What: Chat on gender equality in the context of the post-2015 consultations on inequalities

Date: 2012/11/13
Time: 09:00
Sponsoring Organization: UN Women
Sectors: Information Communication Technology (ICT), Gender Discrimination

Before You Sign the Offer: Hallmarks of a Welcoming Culture for Technical Women


Webinar, United States


You are on the job market, considering a new career move, or planning your next step. Perhaps you are lucky enough to be entertaining offers from multiple companies. Are you interviewing your potential employers as diligently as they are interviewing you? The fact is, the culture and the group you select will be important factors in your future career success. Unwelcoming cultures, inflexible schedules, unsupportive managers, lack of support, and bias and stereotyping are known barriers to women in technology fields and key sources of turnover. What should you look for in a work culture as a technical woman? These factors depend on which career stage you are at. In this webinar, we will discuss the known hallmarks of a sound culture for technical women, and the specific questions you should ask before saying "I do."

Caroline Simard, PhD STEM Diversity Consultant, Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Leadership, Stanford School of Medicine, Board Member, Ada Initiative

Approximate time: 1 Hour with Q&A

Date: 2012/10/12
Time: 10:00 EST
Sponsoring Organization: Global Tech Women
Sectors: Information Communication Technology (ICT), Business


RSVP by: 2012/10/11
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Beyond the Headlines: Major Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Next Administration


The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street NW, Washington, DC, United States


Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, as well as a Meritorious Honor Award from USAID and a Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe.

Dr. Slaughter is a frequent contributor to both mainstream and new media, publishing op-eds in major newspapers, magazines and blogs around the world and curating foreign policy news for over 40,000 followers on Twitter. She appears regularly on CNN, the BBC, NPR, and PBS, lectures widely, and has served on boards of organizations ranging from the Council of Foreign Relations and the New America Foundation to the McDonald’s Corporation and the Citigroup Economic and Political Strategies Advisory Group. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and Foreign Policy magazine named her to their list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She has written and edited six books, including A New World Order (2004) and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007), and over 100 articles.

Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she rebuilt the School’s international relations faculty and created a number of new centers and programs and also taught at Harvard Law School and directed their International Legal Studies Program. She received a BA from Princeton, an MPhil and DPhil in international relations from Oxford, and a JD from Harvard. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik and they live in Princeton with their two sons.

Cost: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members

Date: 2012/11/01
Time: 12:00
Sponsoring Organization: Women's Foreign Policy Group
Sectors: Public Policy

Call for Papers: Gender and Social Movements


Online Submission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Women and Environments International Magazine (WEI) is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue on Gender and Social Movements for publication in early 2013. The objective of this issue is to critically examine the issue of gender in social movements, particularly new and emerging movements for social change. In this context, WEI is using a broad definition of social movements to mean group actions aimed at creating social change.

Send submission(s) electronically to using “Gender and Social Movements” as your subject heading. Please refer to the Editorial guidelines attached (or see our website) for word limits, formatting and style.

For a list of topics (not exhaustive) and submission guidelines, see the Call for Submissions.

Date: 2012/12/21
Time: 00:00

Sectors: Media/Journalism, Environment Other Sectors: Gender

Campaigns for Change: Using Technology to End Violence in the DRC, Syria, India


Bernstein-Offit Building 1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC, United States


This month's Gender Roundtable event will feature three dynamic leaders visiting the U.S. as part of World Pulse's Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, which sources testimonies and solutions from women on the ground in 190 countries.

Date: 2012/10/02
Time: 03:00
Sponsoring Organization: Women Thrive Worldwide, Washington DC, USA
Sectors: Violence Against Women, Information Communication Technology (ICT)


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Celebrating Men as Fathers and Allies in Gender Equality and Improved Health


National Press Club 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC - District of Columbia, United States


A Special Father's Day Event: Celebrating Men as Fathers and Allies in Gender Equality and Improved Health


Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA (Keynote Address) Gary Barker, International Director, Promundo Tracy Carson, Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, US Department of State The Honorable Nils Daulaire, Director, Office of Global Affairs, US DHHS Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID John Townsend, Vice President, Population Council This event will be webcast live on this page.

Organized by USAID, PEPFAR, U.S. State Department, Promundo, and Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

Date: 2012/06/18
Time: 15:30

Sectors: Health, Engaging Men and Boys


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Conference: Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute - South Asia


Kathmandu, Nepal


January 28- February 1, 2013

The Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute is an annual 5-day residential training programme designed by CREA. Formerly known as the South Asia Movement Building and Human Rights Institute, this Institute is designed for women working in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in South Asia in mid-level leadership positions. It aims to build the conceptual clarity of participants on gender, feminism, feminist leadership, and movement building, and their links to human rights in the South Asian context. It also aims to strengthen feminist leadership, strategies, and collective power of young women for their voices and demands to be heard—at the level of the community to the highest levels of decision-making.

Applications are due on or before 10 December 2012. Application received after the due date will not be considered.

Please send your applications to Sushma Luthra:

Fax: +91 11 2437 7708
Post: 7 Mathura Road, 2nd Floor, Jangpura B, New Delhi—110014, India

Date: 2013/01/28
Time: 00:00
Sponsoring Organization: CREA
Sectors: Leadership, Human Rights, Empowerment

Congressional Briefing: Women's Human Rights in Africa


The Rayburn Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Corner of Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, SE, WAshington, District of Columbia, United States


Featuring presentations by the 2011-2012 Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows: Mary Ajoot – Uganda Domestic Violence in Uganda: Walking the Law to Enforcement Elizabeth Enaka Ako – Cameroon The Missing Link: Discrimination Against Women in Cameroon’s Nationality Code Evelyn Ogochukwu Ebubechukwu – Nigeria From Exclusion to Inclusion: Women’s Inheritance Rights Under Customary Law in Nigeria Sophia Gebrehiwot – Ethiopia Victim Bystanders: Comprehensive Redress to Early Marriage in Ethiopia Kavinya Makau – Kenya Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Enhancing Women’s Access to Political Leadership in Kenya Vera Nkwate Ngassa – Cameroon Realty for Real: Women’s Land Rights in Cameroon” Luwam Zenebe – Ethiopia Post-Divorce Maintenance in Ethiopia: A Gap In Women’s Human Rights Moderated by Professor Mary Hartnett Executive Director, Georgetown Law WLPPFP/LAWA Program

Date: 2012/04/16
Time: 1300-1530

Sectors: Political Participation/Governance, Human Rights


RSVP to: Please RSVP with your name, title, affiliation, and contact information to Meghan Morris at

Council of Urban Professionals 4th Annual Women's Leadership Forum "Women Wealth: Ambition, Risk, Success"


Morgan Stanley 1585 Broadway, 41st Floor, New York, New York, United States


This forum will convene some of New York’s most accomplished diverse senior executives from across the finance, business, law, media & entertainment, and public sectors to address the challenges posed by this economic climate and how recent trends have both illuminated and obscured opportunities to advance women’s leadership and workplace diversity.

This year’s theme will focus on dialogue and engagement around women's roles as revenue generators, wealth creators, and innovating entrepreneurs. Through a series of expert-led business sessions that deliver high-level information, insights, and skill building opportunities, attendees will experience heightened exposure to their essential understanding of, impact on, and relationship to money.

Date: 2012/06/27
Time: 11:30am-6pm
Sponsoring Organization: The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) and Morgan Stanley,New York, USA
Sectors: Economic Empowerment, Business


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Donor and Developing Country Perspectives: The Implementation of National Action Plans on Women, Peace, and Security


1957 E Street NW The Elliott School of International Affairs 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, DC, United States


The Global Gender Program (GGP) is pleased to host a panel discussion organized by the Society for International Development and its Gender in Development Workgroup on the implementation of NAPs on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325).

Free and open to the public but seating is limited.


Maria Butler, NGO Working Group for Women, Peace and Security - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Jamille Bigio, Senior Policy Advisor in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the Department of State

Anne Vasara, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Finland.

Moderator: Kelly McBride-Valdes, independent consultant

Light breakfast, coffee, and tea will begin at 8:30am.

Presentation will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Date: 2012/09/12
Time: 09:00
Sponsoring Organization: Global Gender Program
Sectors: Political Participation/Governance, Peace and Conflict


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Ending Violence @ Home: Using Communications Technologies to Prevent Violence


Online, Global


Date & Time:
11:00 am EST/8:00 am PST
6:00 pm Eastern Europe Time
10:00 am Mexico Standard Time


Following the momentum of the December 2011 mPreventViolence workshop, the Avon Foundation for Women and the Institute of Medicine challenged teams of individuals from the fields of domestic violence prevention and communications technologies to come together to raise awareness about and help prevent domestic violence. This was a global challenge, and teams from both the US and abroad entered. Many exciting submissions were received, covering a wide array of innovative approaches to preventing violence at home.

Please join us for a webinar on November 14th, when we publicly reveal the winning submissions. During the webinar, following the announcements, panelists from the areas of communications technologies, violence prevention, and public health will engage in a discussion on how to move this field.

Date: 2012/11/14
Time: 11:00

Sectors: Violence Against Women, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Health


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Ending the Communicable-Non Communicable Diseases Divide: Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Leveraging HIV Platforms to Address Women’s Cancers


Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Eric E. Hotung Building, Room 2000, Washington, DC, United States


1:20pm - 3:20pm

Dr. Oluwole, MD, MRCP, FRCP (Pediatrics), is the founding Executive Director of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Prior to assuming this role, she was the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Capacity Development at FHI360 and the Project Director for the Africa’s Health in 2010 project for six years. In that position, she managed a multi-million dollar project and empowered African institutions/governments to plan, manage and evaluate effective and tailored health programs, including maternal, newborn and child health, family planning, nutrition, infectious diseases, health systems strengthening and gender/gender-based violence. She has nurtured partnerships with a spectrum of African government, institutional, and donor partners. Before Africa’s Health in 2010, Dr. Oluwole spent 25 years as a public health practitioner across Africa, including 10 years of management responsibility at the regional level and as a country WHO Representative. As the former Director of the Division of Family and Reproductive Health with the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO), she managed a team of more than 100 while providing strategic vision, outstanding leadership, and effective advocacy in developing and implementing significant regional reproductive, women’s and maternal/newborn health strategies, including a focus on community-based approaches for women’s, maternal, newborn, and child health and renewed efforts to address pediatric AIDS and PMTCT issues. Dr. Oluwole has been widely published and is a sought-after public speaker on topics ranging from newborn health to female genital mutilation to health systems strengthening. She began her career as a pediatrician and a professor of pediatrics in her native Nigeria. She holds an MD with Honors from the University of Lagos, and a Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP/Pediatrics) from University of Edinburgh/Royal College of Physicians in the UK, where she is also a Fellow.

Date: 2012/11/15
Time: 01:20
Sponsoring Organization: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Sectors: Reproductive Health, Health

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