Secretary-General’s in-depth study on violence against women

Event Map: August 2005 – July 2006

Non-governmental organizations on the Task Force have created the following calendar of upcoming events that may act as opportunities to promote the Secretary-General’s study on violence against women and solicit input from civil society.  This calendar includes previously-planned events at the regional and international levels at which there will be a significant number of individuals and organizations present from civil society whose work focuses on issues related to gender-based violence. These venues are considered important opportunities for such persons and groups to provide crucial information and recommendations for the study.  For each of these events, possibilities for engagement with the study will be explored on a case by case basis, depending upon the nature of the event.  Possibilities include panel discussions, workshops, and distribution of the NGO input form which members of the Task Force and Advisory Committee may help to implement.  This calendar is not meant to be a complete picture of possibilities for NGO engagement; NGOs are encouraged to promote the study and solicit relevant feedback from their networks as much as possible. It will be updated as additional information becomes available.






Sponsoring Organization

Task Force/Advisory Committee Participants

Possibilities for SG Study engagement


1 –12 Aug 2005

Heidelberg, Germany

Health and Human Rights Training Course

Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Heidelberg




9 Aug 2005

New York, USA

11th Annual Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

UN Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and others

10-12 Aug 2005

Santiago, Chile

Pre-Conferencia Santiago +5 Contra El Racismo, La Xenofobia, La Discriminación y La Intolerencia

12 – 16 Aug 2005

Jerusalem, Israel

Women in Black International Conference for Ending Occupation, War and Violence

Women in Black  

15 – 26 Aug 2005

Turin, Italy

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Poverty Reduction, Reproductive Health and Health Sector Reform

World Bank

18 - 20 Aug 2005


Nairobi, Kenya

The 2005 Women’s International Grassroots Peace Congress

International Peace Initiatives

27-30 Aug 2005

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Global Consultation on the Ratification and Use of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Pacific)


29 – 31 Aug 2005


International Conference on Multidimensional Poverty


5 – 6 Sept 2005

Amman, Jordan

Conference on Globalization, International Finance and Democracy in the Arab World

Arab Thought Forum (ATF), IDPM of The University of Manchester, UK, and The Business School of the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

5 - 9 Sept 2005


Pretoria, South Africa

Gender Equality in Africa

Good Governance Program, University of Pretoria

5 – 9 Sept 2005

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Women’s Human Rights: The Research/Policy Nexus


5 – 23 Sept 2005

Accra, Ghana

West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI)

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)

7-9 Sept 2005


Helsinki, Finland

The Helsinki Conference: Mobilising Political Will

Government of Finland


7 – 9 Sept 2005

New York, USA

DPI/NGO Conference: Our Challenge: Voices for Peace, Partnership & Renewal



12 Sept – 7 Oct 2005

Washington DC. USA

Women Lead in the Fight Against AIDS


21-23 Sept 2005


Bern, Switzerland

International symposium, Due Diligence: The Responsibility of the State for the Human Rights of Women

Amnesty International (Swiss Section), Human Rights Switzerland (MERS), World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Bern


21-25 Sept 2005

New Delhi, India

10th International Women and Health Meeting 2005

The Communication Initiative

26 – 30 Sept 2005

Nairobi, Kenya

Gender in Health and Development

African Media and Research Foundation (AMREF)

Late Sept/early Oct 2005


Third Annual Symposium on Women, Peace and Security

Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security (CCWPS)





30 Sept – 1 Oct 2005

Mumbai, India

Engendering Health and Human Rights

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) and The Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT)

9-12 Oct 2005


São Paulo, Brazil

10º Encuentro Feminista Latinoamericano y del Caribe

Comisión Organizadora

10 Oct – 4 Nov 2005

Lund, Sweden

Regional Programme on Human Rights of Women 2000

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

16 – 21 Oct 2005

Stellenbosch, South Africa

12th Priorities in Reproductive Health & HIV Conference (16 – 18 Oct Third South African Gender Based Violence Conference and 18 – 21 Oct Priorities in Reproductive Health and HIV Conference)

Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU), SAGBVHI

20 Oct 2005

Stockholm, Sweden

Security on Whose Terms? If Men and Women Were Equal…

Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation

23 – 29 Oct 2005


Training course “Making Governance Gender Responsive (MGGR)”

Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP)

27-30 Oct 2005

Bangkok, Thailand

AWID Forum: How Does Change Happen?


CWGL, IGLHRC, Madre, Amnesty Int’l, CRR, Equality Now


1-5 Nov 2005

Mar del Plata, Argentina

III Summit of the Peoples of America

16 – 18 Nov 2005


World Summit on the Information Society

Government of Tunis

16 – 19 Nov 2005

Tangiers, Morocco

Women and Migration Conference

17 – 21 Nov 2005


3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health

21 – 25 Nov 2005

Maseru, Lesotho

Speaking Across Boundaries: Gender, Generation, and Social Justice in an Urbanising World

Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho

25 Nov – 10 Dec 2005


16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign



Announcement, request for input

1 – 4 Dec 2005

Novi Travnik, Bosnia

International Conference “Peaceful Dimensions Against Gender Violence”

The Kolo: WCCC

27 – 30 Nov 2005


New Delhi, India

The IV International Congress of Women, Work and Health (WWH 2005)

Society for Working Life and Arbetslivsinstitutet

3-18 March 2006

Accra, Ghana

Global Summit on HIV/AIDS, Traditional Medicine, & Indigenous Knowledge


14 – 16 May 2006

Pennsylvania, USA

Beijing +10, The North American Regional Conference on Gender and Policy

Pennsylvania State University