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Say NO to violence against women

November 2007


Mainstreaming gender equality: concepts and instruments (Training course)

Turin Centre Campus, Italy, 5 - 16 November 2007
Host / Sponsor: ILO International Training Center

The course aims at promoting gender equality in the world of work, by introducing participants to gender concepts. The course provides an adaptable set of conceptual and information tools to bring gender equality concerns into the mainstream of labour-related development activities and into participants' everyday work, whether it be in a trade union, entrepreneurial, governmental or non-governmental environment.
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Panel Discussion on "Financing for gender equality within the context of follow up to the Monterrey Consensus"

UNHQ, New York, USA, 12 November 2007
4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Conference Room 2

Host / Sponsor: UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), in collaboration with the Financing for Development Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

This panel will examine progress in mobilizing domestic and international resources for the promotion of gender equality, in line with the priority theme of the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2008 and as input to the follow-up conference to the Monterrey Consensus...
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International Day for Tolerance

Worldwide, 16 November 2007
Host / Sponsor: UNESCO

In 1996, the General Assembly invited Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public...
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An Introduction to Gender Budgeting in Organizations and Institutions (Training course)

Turin Centre Campus, Italy, 19 - 23 November 2007
Host / Sponsor: ILO International Training Center

Participants in this five-day workshop will analyze gender responsive budgeting as a strategic tool to boast gender equality mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management.
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Online Discussion:Women in Leadership Roles

Worldwide, 19 November - 15 December, 2007
Host / Sponsor: WomenWatch, UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

WomenWatch - the UN Internet Gateway on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women will host an online discussion on "Women in Leadership Roles" from 19 November to 15 December 2007.

The objective of the online discussion "Women in Leadership Roles" is to improve understanding of the factors affecting access and retention of women in decision-making positions in a variety of areas such as public administration, judiciary, private sector, academia, media and civil society, including trade unions and professional associations; share available data; identify the different constraints women face to participate in decision-making bodies; and discuss alternative strategies and good practices to enhance women�s role and participation in decision-making.

The discussion is organized by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in its capacity as Task Manager of WomenWatch, with support from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
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Universal Children's Day

Worldwide, 20 November 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Universal Children's Day is to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children, and as a day of activity devoted to promoting the welfare of the children of the world.
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Worldwide, 25 November 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.
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> Message of the Secretary-General




16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Worldwide, 25 November - 10 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: Center for Women's Global Leadership and numerous NGOs and governmental institutions througout the world, co-sponsored by UNIFEM

The dates, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day, symbolically link violence against women and human rights and emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. The 16 Days Campaign has been adopted as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. ...
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Online Discussion: Financing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women In Africa

Worldwide, 26 November - 23 December, 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

The African Center for Gender and Social Development of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is organizing an online discussion on �Financing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women In Africa�, in cooperation with the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women. This online discussion is being organized as per the recommendation of the E Network of Gender Machineries in Africa, which was launched in December 2006.

You are invited to participate in this discussion, which aims at exchanging views on financing gender equality and women�s empowerment in Africa, to fulfill the regional and international commitments that have been made in this regard. The discussion will allow for a constructive exchange on options available for financing gender equality and challenges that impede the adequate resourcing of policies and programmes aimed at achieving gender equality and women�s empowerment. Good examples and lessons learned at national and sub regional levels will be shared and discussed; gaps in knowledge, skills and information will be identified and practical solutions to overcome the challenges will be suggested.
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