• 58 State Representatives Receive SI's UNESCO Statement on International Migration


    On May 5th - 6th, four of our SI UN Representatives attended the UNESCO Executive Board Meeting of the Committee on International NGOs in Paris. Of particular interest was a day of debate and learning dedicated to the social and human impact of international migration. UNESCO state: "Migration has become a key challenge for the international community. States and international…

  • Women Inspiring Europe Calendar - Nominations for 2012 Open!


    The European Institute for Gender Equality aims to promote gender equality, to fight discrimination based on sex and to raise awareness of EU citizens of gender issues. The "Women Inspiring Europe" Calendar, aims to give visibility and pay homage to some of Europe's most remarkable women, through highlighting their achievements and success stories. Nominations for the 2012 calendar are now…

  • Adding Value for Women: Advancing Agri-Practice


    On Monday and Tuesday this week, our UN Rep in Nairobi, Alice, was invited to attend a two day workshop on the importance of considering gender issues within the agricultural sector. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together researchers and practitioners in the agricultural sector and share information on gender issues, with a vision of having national data…

  • Meeting Michelle Bachelet in London - UN Women UK


    What an honour to hear our new Under Secretary General of UN Women speak in London at the Royal Society of Arts on Tuesday. The meeting was facilitated by UN Women UK.One of the speakers was was the UK Home Secretary, Theresa May. But the person we had all come to hear was Michelle Bachelet. She said that the foundation…

  • SI Sign Joint NGO Statement on Environmental Education


    SI recently supported a joint NGO statement written by the Committee on the  Environment, Geneva, drawing attention to the importance of Environmental Education, especially for women and girls who are among the most vulnerable groups affected by climate change. Here is a summary of the statement. To read the full statement, visit the SI Resources page. This statement, jointly submitted…

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