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.
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: http://www.womens-forum.com/uploads/assets/meetingPrograms/12/WF%202012%20public%20program%2020%20Sept.pdf.
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
RSVP to: http://bit.ly/Van927
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 WGSS@american.edu for more information.
Sponsoring Organization: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Sectors: Gender Discrimination, Empowerment
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!
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 www.alhsuccesslines.com or call 240-449-5491.
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
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
Sponsoring Organization: UN Women
Sectors: Information Communication Technology (ICT), Gender Discrimination
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
RSVP by: 2012/10/11
RSVP to: http://www.globaltechwomen.com/registration-form---women-talk-tech.html
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
Sponsoring Organization: Women's Foreign Policy Group
Sectors: Public Policy
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Sponsoring Organization: Women Thrive Worldwide, Washington DC, USA
Sectors: Violence Against Women, Information Communication Technology (ICT)
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)
RSVP by: 2012/06/15
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: +91 11 2437 7708
- Post: 7 Mathura Road, 2nd Floor, Jangpura B, New Delhi—110014, India
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.
Sponsoring Organization: The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) and Morgan Stanley,New York, USA
Sectors: Economic Empowerment, Business
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.
RSVP to: go.gwu.edu/sidwnaps
Date & Time:
11:00 am EST/8:00 am PST
6:00 pm Eastern Europe Time
10:00 am Mexico Standard Time
- Brigid McCaw, Medical Director for the Family Violence Prevention Program at Kaiser Permanente
- Rodrigo Saucedo-Martínez, Coordinator of Innovations and Lead Researcher, Carlos Slim Health Institute
- Christine Jaworsky Manager, Grants and Programs Avon Foundation for Women
- Frances Ashe-Goins, Deputy Director Health Science Administrator Office of Women’s Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
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.
RSVP to: https://nasevents.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=nasevents&service=6&rnd=0.9612725967715222&main_url=https://nasevents.webex.com/ec0606l/eventcenter/event/eventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D1003148821&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=Institute%20of%20Medicine&utm_campaign=11.01.12+GVP+Updates&utm_content=Forum%20on%20Global%20Violence%20Prevention&utm_term=Government
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.
Sponsoring Organization: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Sectors: Reproductive Health, Health
1889 F Street, NW, 8th Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC, United States
This event is a commemoration of World AIDS Day and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Melanne Verveer, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues will give the keynote address followed by a panel discussion from distinguished experts.
Sponsoring Organization: UNAIDS
Sectors: Violence Against Women, HIV/AIDS
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC, United States
The Gender-Based Violence Task Force of the IGWG is pleased to present a brown bag with Dr. Agnes Tiwari.
Dr. Tiwari is a professor and head of the School of Nursing at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. Prevention of family violence is the focus of her practice, research, teaching and advocacy work. She has been a vocal advocate for abused women and for better care through the collaboration of health and social work professionals.
Sponsoring Organization: Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), Washington DC, USA
Sectors: Violence Against Women, Reproductive Health, Engaging Men and Boys
RSVP by: 2012/10/05
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keck Center (Keck 100), 500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC, United States
January 23-24, 2013
Evidence shows that violence is not inevitable, and that it can be prevented. Successful violence prevention programs exist around the world, but a comprehensive approach is needed to systematically apply such programs to this problem. As the global community recognizes the connection between violence and failure to achieve health and development goals, such an approach could more effectively inform policies and funding priorities locally, nationally, and globally.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) will convene a 2-day workshop to explore the evidentiary basis for violence prevention across the lifespan and around the world. The public workshop will be organized and conducted by an ad hoc committee to examine:
- What is the need for an evidence-based approach to violence prevention across the world?
- What are the conceptual and evidentiary bases for establishing what works in violence prevention?
- What violence prevention interventions have been proven to reduce different types of violence (e.g., child and elder abuse, intimate partner and sexual violence, youth and collective violence, and self-directed violence)?
- What are common approaches most lacking in evidentiary support? and
- How can demonstrably effective interventions be adapted, adopted, linked, and scaled up in different cultural contexts around the world?
The committee will develop the workshop agenda, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. Experts will be drawn from the public and private sectors as well as from academic organizations to allow for multi-lateral discussions. Following the conclusion of the workshop, an individually-authored summary of the event will be prepared by a designated rapporteur.
The workshop is open to the public, but registration is required and will open soon.