News & Events - 2001

Training Workshop on Conflict Management for Women As a Follow-up to the Consultation on Enhancing Women's Participation in Peace-Building held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23 to 25 April 2001

The Division for the Advancement of Women, in collaboration with the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), will organize a training workshop on "Conflict Management for Women" from 22 to 26 October 2001 in Cape Town, South Africa. The training aims to o create a learning opportunity for women participants to:

  1. apply theory and tools to analyze conflicts; critically compare and use various negotiation styles; understand mediation approaches, processes and challenges through case studies; apply their understanding in simulation exercises; identify and garner key lessons for facilitating intra-state or national peace processes; and
  2. learn early warning methods.


Roundtable of experts on gender and HIV/AIDS from the United Nations, Governments and civil society to discuss strategies at the policy and operational level for the implementation of the outcomes of ICPD+5, Beijing+5 and UNGASS on HIV/AIDS.

Online discussion on gender and microfinance

An online discussion on "Reducing the Gender Dimensions of Poverty: Microfinance policies, processes and practices" will be held 11 June - 20 July 2001.  The discussion is expected to facilitate an interactive exchange of practical experiences and lessons learned from key players on reducing poverty among women; engage new actors (e.g. banks and policy makers) in the dialogue as a means of building consensus on effective capacity-building strategies to address gender dimensions of poverty; and profile good practices. Click here for details.

Forty-fifth session of the CSW

The 45th session of the CSW was held 6-17 March 2001. Clcik here for the outcome of the session.

Twenty-fourth Session of CEDAW

The twenty-fourth Session of CEDAW was held 15 January to 2 February 2001, at the UN Headquarters in New York. Countries reporting are: Burundi, Egypt, Finland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Uzbekistan.