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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


Tue, 02/24/2015 – 12:00pm1:00pm

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


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


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


Call for Paper: Violence against Women Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, November 2010

Within the framework of UNESCO’s actions to combat violence against women and enhance women’s rights and empowerment, and building on its central objective of promoting research that supports evidence-based decision-making, the Social and Human Sciences Sector in collaboration with the University of Hull, U.K., is currently undertaking a program of research on men and violence against women, gendered poverty and legal-socio-cultural factors influencing women’s access to freshwater.

The aim of this program of research is to develop policy recommendations on violence against women, and more specifically men and violence against women, gendered poverty and women’s access to fresh water.   The second in this series of research meetings will be held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in November 2010. It will build upon the success of the previous meeting, held in Pretoria in August 2007 on ‘Women’s Rights for Peace and Security in post-Conflict Democracies in sub-Saharan Africa’, which formed the basis for a productive dialogue with Ministers at the Forum of Ministers of Women’s Affairs of the Great Lakes Region in Mombasa in 2009, and for a series of policy papers and policy briefs, now available on the UNESCO website. Continue reading

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Event (NY): National Council for Research on Women Annual Conference

Last Chance to Register for the NCRW 2010 Annual Conference!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!!!  Join NCRW and the US National Committee for UNIFEM at our Annual Conference 2010, June 11-12  Hunter College, CUNY, West Building, New York City

Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health Continue reading

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News: ICT for Development A Global Electronic Game to Address Violence against Women

This episodic, interactive electronic game and social networking application, delivered globally via web and mobile technology, aims to engage, educate, and change attitudes of boys aged 8-15 years around the subject of violence against women. Employing the global popularity of football (soccer), the game design links the winning benefits of respect on the playing field to respectful behaviour towards girls and women in the player’s social sphere. The game features 3 major modes of play: narrative events, tactical football, and skill-building training mini-games.

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Contact: Ann DeMarle demarle@champlain.edu OR William N. Ryerson ryerson@populationmedia.org