Women as Agents of Change – Commonwealth Competition

  The theme of Commonwealth Day 2011 is ‘Women as Agents of Change’. Women and girls make up over half of the world’s population. In the Commonwealth, that’s over one billion women and girls! As part of the events taking place throughout the year to celebrate this theme, the Commonwealth

1 Billion Still Hungry

The Human Rights Advisory Committee published the findings of a study into the right to food in January. The report is very informative, providing some concise and powerful insights into the challenges facing women and girls - in particular, rural women. Despite global efforts to combat extreme poverty through the

SI Announces Programme appointments for 2011-2013

Congratulations to Hilary Ratcliffe and Anusha Santhirasthipam on their appointment as Co-Directors of International Programme for SI. For the forthcoming biennium, SI has decided to appoint two International Programme Directors to progress SI’s strategic plan. The review panel, including representatives from each Federation, felt that this was the best approach

E-discussion on Education: Closing the Gap

An e-discussion on Education: Closing the Gap is being held from 1 February to 4 March, organised by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Development Group’s MDG-Net forum. The

Getting Our History Right – Women and the UN

Torild Skard, Senior Researcher and Chair of the Norwegian Association of Women’s Rights has published a great article on the history of the UN, gender equality and inclusion called 'Getting Our History Right'. For those who want to know more about the history of women's issues at the UN and


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