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Update to IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

The IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action has been updated (from 2005) and was launched with a great, accessible new website: http://gbvguidelines.org/


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New online discussion on Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

The Institute of Development Studies and the FAO are launching an online discussion as part of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition to better understand the potential interactions between food security, gender equality, and peace-building. The discussion will help to identify entry points for policy interventions that support food security and build resilience among men and women in conflict-affected contexts in ways that promote greater gender equality and sustainable peace.

Please view and participate in the online forum here until July 31, 2015.


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Event: Introducing the Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool: Reflections on Facilitating Reflectiveness

Activists and programmers in the global movement to end violence against women (VAW) are brave, motivated, and ever-innovating, but remain far from the finish line. Often, for good reason, they are caught up in the urgency of mobilizing communities against violence and providing survivors the support they need. Opportunities to reflect on the design of their projects, to learn from the experiences of other innovators, and to set goals for their own growth are rare.

ICRW’s newly-published “Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool” aims to be that much-needed pause, deep breath, and moment of reflection for these tireless organizations. If used thoughtfully, this tool can provide a clear overview of the strengths and areas for growth in VAW interventions, helping programmers to envision program improvements and to prioritize their organizational learning goals.

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th for a lunchtime launch event for this new product at ICRW’s DC headquarters. In addition to introducing the print and online versions of the Self-Assessment Tool, ICRW staff will model the same reflectiveness the tool aims to prompt by openly sharing the ups and downs of writing, testing, revising, and disseminating this new product.

To learn more and to see the tool, visit http://www.icrw.org/vaw

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Sara Ku at sku@icrw.org

When:

Tue, 02/24/2015 – 12:00pm1:00pm

Where:
ICRW’s DC Headquarters

1120 20th Street NW Suite 500 North

Washington, DC 20036

United States


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Event: International Conference 2011 Ethnographies of Gender and Conflict

6-8 July, Amsterdam

After our successful international conference Ethnographies of Gender and Globalization in 2008, Lova presents another opportunity for researchers to come together in the city of Amsterdam. From 6-8 July, our 2nd international conference: Ethnographies of Gender and Conflict will take place. Continue reading


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Resource: 2101 Theme– Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global initiative that seeks to: raise awareness at the local, national, and international levels regarding violence against women, strengthen local work, link local and global activism, provide a forum for dialogue and strategy-sharing, pressure governments to implement the commitments they have made in national and international legal instruments, and demonstrate the solidarity of activists around the world.

The dates, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day, were chosen in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights.

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Event: Join the PRB Discuss Online tomorrow “Gender-Based Violence in the Congo”

When: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, noon-1 p.m. (EDT) (GMT -4)

Who: Dr. Lynn Lawry, study author and Senior Health Stability/Humanitarian Assistance Specialist, International Health Division/Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Defense.

Where: Go to http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion.

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Employment: Gender Based Violence Coordinator; International Rescue Committee

Scope:

The Sr GBV Coordinator leads the development and implementation of all GBV-related projects in IRC Liberia.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Deputy Director. Thie position directly supervises the GBV Coordinator and technically manages a team of about 34 staff.  The Sr GBV Coordinator: Continue reading