Call for EoI: Networking and Storytelling Platform for Women Leaders in Water Governance

“The Networking and Storytelling Platform for Women Leaders in Water Governance” is being developed to allow for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, connection, and learning to support women’s leadership in water and river governance in the Mekong region. With support from SPIDER, and collaboration with International Rivers, we ...

Book Launch: Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The new book Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region draws on country-level and ethnographic research, based on a collaboration between FAO and Chiang Mai University. The book explores how migration affects women’s land tenure security, and in turn the ways in which women’s ...

Storytelling, Connecting, and Supporting Women for River and Water governance: an invitation to co-design

As with so many other global events in 2020, last year’s Women and Rivers Congress was held online. For the 181 participants, this was a great opportunity to start to meet and connect with the many activists, researchers, journalists, artists, and organisations working to support ...

Calling champions of girls’ and women’s education for the 2019 UNESCO #GWEPrize

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize annually awards US$ 50,000 to two outstanding laureates. Who? Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now ...

Open Heroines virtual event on March 8: Balance for better!

To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th), at 1600 UTC, the Open Heroines (OH) network is hosting a virtual event: Open Heroines in Conversation: Balance for Better. With this event, Open Heroines joins the “Balance for Better” campaign, organized by International Women’s Day. More detail ...

Open Heroines Call for Applications for Travel Grants to OGP Summit 2019

The second travel grant window is open  for the Open Government Partnership Summit in Ottawa, Canada, on 29–31 May 2019. The application form is here. For this window, the aim is to support women who have never attended an Open Government Partnership summit before. Priority will be given to women from the ...

The world’s largest crowd-sourced dataset of online abuse against women

Using crowdsourcing, data science and machine learning to measure violence and abuse against women on Twitter,  the findings of Troll Patrol project is a joint effort by human rights researchers, technical experts and thousands of online volunteers to build the world’s largest crowd-sourced dataset of online ...

16 days of activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The ...

UN Secretary-General's remarks on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

I am very pleased to be with you to discuss this essential topic. Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. Full statement ...

Countdown to LMI Women’s Leadership Forum

The countdown to the 2019 LMI Women’s Leadership Forum has begun.Thirty-five leaders from Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam will meet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to share their inspiring work in the Lower Mekong Region. The three-day forum will be held in Cambodia on January ...

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