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April 2019

Youth Advocacy Day (YAD)

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco City Hall
San Fransisco, CA CA 94102 United States
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Youth Advocacy Day (YAD) is an all-day event committed to youth empowerment and civic engagement for San Francisco’s youth. It is a day in which high school students have the opportunity to meet with city leaders and public officials to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions about issues they care about as young people. Youth Advocacy Day is a unique educational experience for youth to take ownership over their civic lives. This year, they will honor the legacy of SF…

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May 2019

Advocacy Communications Lead

May 7

The role of the Advocacy Communications Lead is to ensure effective, responsive, and compelling advocacy communications for the Advocacy Accelerator. The key function of the role is to manage the creation, implementation and oversight of advocacy communications materials and strategies for both internal and external audiences. The role exists to ensure clear and engaging messaging and outreach aligned across platforms for users of the Advocacy Accelerator in line with the overall strategy of the organisation. The role-holder will oversee the…

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Call for Proposals: Leading From the South Round 4

May 9 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm

AWDF is happy to invite proposals for grants from all eligible women-led and women’s rights groups and organisations in Africa and the Middle East under Leading From the South. Applications are due 17 June 2019. LFS is a funding initiative designed and managed by AWDF and three other women’s rights organisations: Women’s Fund Asia, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur and Indigenous Women’s Fund (FIMI). Under this initiative, AWDF aims to scale up its grantmaking and advocacy initiatives to promote women’s rights, amplify their voices, increase…

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72nd Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA)

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
World Health Organisation Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Breaking the Cycle of Transmission: Increasing uptake and effective use of HIV prevention among high-risk adolescent girls and young women in South Africa: Quantitative findings & segmentation

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The HIV Prevention Market Manager project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is applying behavioral research and human-centred design to better understand and reach young women in South Africa with effective HIV prevention. We previously presented the qualitative results from this study. In this webinar, we will now present the findings from the quantitative research, in which we surveyed almost 2,000 adolescent girls and young women on the factors that influence their decisions and behaviors along their sexual…

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Discussion on the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report: Equality Works

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Permanent Mission of Canada, Avenue de l’Ariana 5, Geneva

Will you be attending the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly and interested in how we push for gender equality in global health? Join Global Health 50/50 in Geneva on 23rd May for a discussion on how we can get to 50/50 and how the 2019 Global Health 50/50 Report, Equality Works, can be put to work in organisations. To RSVP: 

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June 2019

Women Deliver Conference 2019

June 3 - June 6

The registration for the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health and rights and wellbeing of girls and women is open. The 2019 conference theme is Power,Progress,Change. It will focus on power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change. It will also examine power operating at three levels: The Individual’s power, Structural power and the power of movements. Register today

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YouthPower Learning Webinar: Can Life Skills Be Measured?

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lessons Learned From a Seven-Country Piloting Process When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT) Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program has been active since 2001 and today operates in eight low- and lower-middle income countries in Asia and Africa. At the core of the program is its life skills curriculum, which seeks to equip participants with social and emotional competencies such as self-confidence, communication, and creative problem solving that will enable them to thrive. This presentation will…

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July 2019

Call for Applications: OutRight Action International Advocacy Week 2019

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every December, OutRight Action International hosts LGBTIQ activists from around the world in New York for a week of high-level meetings and activities at the Headquarters of the United Nations. The aim of Advocacy Week is three-fold: Facilitate the use of the New York based UN system by LGBTIQ activists, with a view to enhancing their networks and identifying new entry points for progressing recognition of the human rights of LGBTIQ people at home. Bring together LGBTIQ activists from around…

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SDGs in Action Film Festival- 11 July 2019

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UNHQ, New York, UNHQ, Conference Room 11
New York, United States
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The SDGs in Action Film Festival, coordinated by the UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a competition seeking short films that highlight how people and organizations around the world are taking action for the 17 global goals. The Festival was launched in 2018 in connection with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that takes place each July at UN Headquarters in New York. The competition offers amateur and professional filmmakers around the globe the chance to…

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