IWTC Women's GlobalNet #307
Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide
By Joeyta Bose & Katherine Martinelli
1. WORLD YWCA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SUMMIT ON HIV/AIDS, KENYA
The summit will feature:
- Positive Women’s Forum:
- Women Leading Change Awards:
- Town Hall Meetings:
- Sokoni - A marketplace of ideas, strategies and goods:
Conference fee: $400
Conference dates: July 4 – July 7, 2007
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
How to register: Online registration will be available soon at www.worldywca.org
To request a form, write to World YWCA, 16 Ancienne Route, 1218 Grand Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: (41 22) 929 6040
Additonal contacts: Write to Clarissa Balan (email@example.com) for information about the summit or to be a partner; E-mail Sophie Dilmitis (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the Positive Women’s Forum.
2. DAWN TRAINING INSTITUTE 2007, SOUTH AFRICA
The third Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) Training Institute is a three-week intensive training programme. It draws on both DAWN’s feminist analysis that interlinks issues under the themes of Political Economy of Globalisation including Gender and Trade, Political Ecology and Sustainability, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Political Restructuring and Social Transformation; and the network’s considerable experience in UN conference processes and other sites of struggle, including the global civil society movement against economic globalisation, as well as regional, sub-regional and national processes. Only applicants from the economic south will be considered for participation.
The objectives of the institute are to:
- Build capacity of young feminist activists from Southern Countries;
- Strengthen feminist advocacy work on a global and regional level;
- Prepare young feminists for the challenges entailed in working for gender justice.
Institute dates: December, 2007
Application Deadline: September 30, 2006 (successful applicants will by notified by July 9, 2007).
How to apply: Visit the website or write to the email address below to obtain an application.
3. GATHER THE WOMEN CONGRESS, KENYA
One of six international congresses for women in 2006-07, the African Congress will focus on the experiences of rural women. The conference, which is organized by grassroots women, is a chance for rural women to come together and share their stories. There will be at least 300 women from East African countries as well as representatives from other parts of Africa. There are 65 spaces open for non-African women. While the conference only takes place from December 1-4, 2006, the rest of the time is spent meeting with members of indigenous women’s organizations and traveling to rural communities (various travel options are available).
The goals of the conference are to:
- Promote dialogue about the challenges confronting rural African women
- Facilitate connections and networking between African women
- Introduce communication technology in order to help maintain these connections
- Highlight local leadership and resources
- Showcase ‘best practice’ projects and solutions to common local women’s issues
- Give the rural women of Africa a voice
There are also four additional Gather the Women Congresses scheduled to take place in 2007 in South America, Australia, India and Israel. For more information, visit the Gather the Women website at www.gatherthewomen.org.
Conference & trip fee: US$1,495 (cost includes ground transportation, double occupancy accommodation, meals and conference fee).
Global Partners for Development
320 Professional Center Drive, Suite 120, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Tel: (800) 765-6252
The Certificate in Transformational Leadership is intended as a continuing professional development for women who are in paid management or leadership positions within the non-profit or public sectors, as well as women in volunteer leadership positions within the non-profit sector, who are interested in refining existing skills and developing knowledge and new skills in transformational leadership. The program, built on a strong foundation of gender equity and anti-oppression principles, will address the unique needs and celebrate the strengths of women leading within the non-profit and public sectors. Utilizing a systemic framework, the Program will focus on a style-based approach to leadership, assisting women to develop personal leadership styles to manage for and through change, and to build vibrant and sustainable organizations within today’s rapidly-changing and complex environment.
Course fee: US$1,875
How to apply: Send requests for registration or for more information to –
5. CONFERENCE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, CANADA
It will feature some 200 presentations dealing with:
- Violence against women in different social contexts and living conditions;
- Social responses to violence against women;
- Major debates and issues regarding the social responses that have been developed to address violence against women.
Conference fee: Regular registration - CAN$ 500
Course dates: October 22 – October 24, 2006
Venue: Montreal, Canada
How to register: Online at - http://www.criviff.qc.ca/colloque/insc_ang.asp
6. SECOND SESSION OF THE UN-ESCWA COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN, “WOMEN AND WAR,” LOCATION TBD
Session dates: January 23–25, 2007
Venue: To be decided
How to register: The details of the session are still being sorted out due to complications from the current crisis. Please send inquiries to:
Suheir Azzouni, Chief, Centre for Women
Tel: +961 1 978 402
Fax: +961 1 981 510
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