IWTC Women's GlobalNet #320
Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide
Joeyta Bose
January 17, 2007

1.     IWDA SENDS OUT CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS

2.     16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON FEMINIST ECONOMICS TO BE HELD IN BANGKOK

3.     MAMA CASH HOSTS 88-DAY CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

4.     SHORT-TERM RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP AVAILABLE AT THE AFRICAN GENDER INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF CAPETOWN

5.     “Women of Ideas: Feminist Thinking for a New Era” - INTERNATIONAL FEMINIST SUMMIT TO CONVENE IN AUSTRALIA

6.     Papers requested for special issue of Feminist Media Studies

1.     IWDA SENDS OUT CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS

The International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) is calling for proposals for projects in the Pacific, Asia and Indigenous Australia for the 2007/2008 financial year. Grants are restricted to Aus$15,000 in the first year and all proposals must be received by February 15, 2007 to be considered. 

 

Key priorities for this funding period include:

1. FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE

- Gender, peace and security initiatives, including implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325.

- Strategies for the prevention of trafficking and sexual exploitation of women

2. PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING

- Women, leadership and good governance (special emphasis on Pacific).

3. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS

- Gender specific interventions for sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.

4. ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

- Micro credit projects for Indigenous Women

-Micro credit projects for vulnerable women including ethnic einority, widows and women with disabilities

- Gender and trade issues

5. ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

- Impact of climate change on women in fishery resources

- Gender and waste management

 

Proposals must be submitted in IWDA’s format and this online funding application process can be found at www.iwda.org.au. 

 

1.     16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON FEMINIST ECONOMICS TO BE HELD IN BANGKOK

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) will convene its annual conference from June 29 to July 1, 2007, at the Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand. Panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on aspects of feminist inquiry into economic issues, including migration, and migrant workers, trade and its impact on women, sex work and the sex trade, informal work, women and politics in Asia, and aging. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Proposals must be submitted by January 31, 2007 on-line via the IAFFE website (www.iaffe.org). Those with limited or no internet access can post the proposal to Martha MacDonald, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS Canada B3H 3C3. Check the IAFFE website for detailed submission guidelines.

 

For complete information on the submission of proposals, deadline for the

presentation of papers, travel funds, e-mail Jen Crawford at jen.crawford@yahoo.ca or

visit http://www.iaffe.org/conferences/annual/index.php

 

2.     MAMA CASH HOSTS 88-DAY CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Mama Cash, a Netherlands-based international foundation that funds women’s organizations worldwide, is in the midst of a 88-day global campaign to raise money via the Internet and e-mail. Kicking off on December 10 – International Human Rights Day – and culminating on March 8 – International Women’s Day - this campaign raises awareness about women’s rights and responds to the growing awareness that women’s groups are receiving significantly less funding than they did five years ago. To make a contribution or learn more, go to 88days.mamacash.org

 

4. SHORT-TERM RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE AFRICAN GENDER INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF CAPETOWN

The African Gender Institute is inviting applications for research associate positions from Africa-based writers and researchers, who are interested in feminist theories and praxis, and are currently involved in research on sexuality and gender. Research associates will be hosted at an intensive, 3-week-long teaching seminar, where they will participate in an (a) in-depth exploration of contemporary theories concerning issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality with African contexts; and (b) a sustained engagement with issues of research methodology relevant to work in sexuality and gender in diverse contexts. Conducted in English by experts in the field, each teaching seminar will include opportunities to meet local researchers, benefit from the university library and resource holdings, and time to read and write on individual research priorities.

 

Successful applicants will receive travel expenses from their home base to Cape Town, accommodation, day-time meals, a modest stipend and formal affiliation to the university for the duration of the position.  There will be two teaching seminars in 2007 – Seminar One between June 6 and 27 and Seminar Two between November 8 and 29 – with 15 slots in each seminar. The application consists of three parts:

 

a. Letter of application and motivation: At least two pages in length, candidates should use this letter to indicate which seminar they would like to attend and to include a detailed description of current research on issues of gender and sexuality in African contexts. Further, the letter should describe current research interests, knowledge of theories of feminism, gender and sexuality, and explain the applicant’s interest in the African Gender Institute teaching seminar. Last, it should also explain what the candidate hopes to gain personally from the seminar.

 

b. A full curriculum vitae: This should include names and contact details for two referees who the African Gender Institute can reach and their own complete contact information, including full postal address, phone numbers, fax numbers, and all e-mail addresses. No certificates are required at this stage.

 

c. An example of research-based writing that the candidate has recently completed or is still drafting – not more than 10 pages in length.

 

All these items MUST reach the institute by February 19, 2007, and successful candidates will be notified by e-mail between March 12 and March 18, 2007.

E-mail applications will be accepted at agi-research@uct.ac.za while post can be sent to

Karen Flowers, African Gender Institute, All-Africa House, University of Capetown, P.O. Box Rondebosch, Cape Town 7701, South Africa. Ph: 27-21-650-2970/1;  Fax: 27-21-685-2142

 

5. “Women of Ideas: Feminist Thinking for a New Era” – INTERNATIONAL FEMINIST SUMMIT TO CONVENE IN AUSTRALIA

Organized with the objectives of uniting women who are convinced that a strong feminist response is essential for a fairer future and to denounce the escalation of violence and oppression against women, this summit will be convened from July 17-20, 2007 in Townsville, Australia. For more information on the venue,

arrangements for participants, subsidies, please e-mail bettymc@feministagenda.org.au

or visit www.feministagenda.org.au/Summit/summitIndex.html

 

6. Papers requested for special issue of Feminist Media Studies

Feminist Media Studies, a transdisciplinary, transnational forum for scholars, professionals and activisit pursuing feminist approaches to the field of media and communication studies, is inviting contributions to a special issue entitled ”Feminist Contributions to Cultural Policy.” Submissions must conform to the journal’s style guidelines, which can be found at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14680777.asp

To find out more, e-mail Alison Beale, Guest Editor at beale@sfu.ca

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