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November 2018

Webinar: How civil societies are resisting authoritarianism

November 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise of nationalist and authoritarian governments around the world, alongside alarming shifts in what society considers to be acceptable. Criticism of the ruling class has become more dangerous, political and civil rights have suffered erosion, and misinformation and disinformation abound. At the same time, there has also been a wave of people-powered resistance that advocates positive change. What can the global social change community learn from these experiences, and how might we…

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Advances in Medical Management of Obesity: Training Opportunity

November 24, 2018

The World Obesity Federation is holding a SCOPE School (1 day of training in obesity management and treatment) in Rio de Janeiro on November 24th.  If  you are interested or know someone who is, there are scholarships on offer that cover (travel, accommodation and training costs) for people from low or middle-income countries. A second school will be held in Cape Town on November 30th 2018. To find out more,  click here

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December 2018

PMNCH Partners Forum 2018

December 12, 2018 - December 13, 2018

PMNCH will bring together 1,200 partners dedicated to the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement and the achievement of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy) on 12 and 13 December, 2018, in New Delhi, India. The 2018 Forum, hosted by the Government of India will centre on improving multisectoral action for results, sharing country solutions and capturing the best practices and knowledge within and among the health sector and related sectors. It…

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Girls First Fund – Grants to Prevent and Respond to Child Marriage and Early Unions

December 31, 2018

The Girls First Fund is requesting applications for grants to prevent and respond to child marriage and early unions. In 2019, we will make one-year (12-month), core support and project support grants of up to USD $50,000 in six pilot locations. The Girls First Fund will grant to a variety of strategies and types of organisations whose work is critical to ending child marriage and early unions. They are interested in approaches that support local solutions within the local context…

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March 2019

Gender Data: Why and How to Use Gender Statistics to Propel Your Advocacy

March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Achieving progress for girls and women depends on accurate, gender data to drive evidence-based policy and decision-making, and hold governments accountable for leaving no one behind. However, collecting, identifying, and using gender data for advocacy can be challenging. Too often, gender data simply doesn’t exist—and when it does, it isn’t widely circulated or applied to policy-making. This webinar will equip advocates with the knowledge, skills and tools to use gender data to drive progress for girls and women. Advocates and…

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April 2019

Leaving No One Behind: How to Prioritize Girls’ and Women’s Rights in UHC

April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Universal Health Coverage holds the transformative promise to provide all people, everywhere with access to the quality health services they need, without financial hardship. But this vision of leaving no one behind will not be fulfilled without a strong focus on the health and rights of girls and women. To put the “universal” in Universal Health Coverage, governments must advance a policy agenda that recognizes and prioritizes gender equality and the unique health needs of girls and women, including their…

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May 2019

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

May 23, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)

August 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Yokohoma, Japan Japan + Google Map

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is an international conference led by the Japanese government and co-sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Bank. After TICADs IV and V were successfully held in Yokohama in 2008 and 2013, TICAD will be coming back to Yokohama, and TICAD 7 will be held from August 28 through 30, 2019. TICAD is the largest international conference held in Japan.…

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September 2019

74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74)

September 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
New York City United States + Google Map

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) will open on 17 September 2019. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 24 September 2019. During the week of the debate, several other high-level events also will convene: On Monday, 23 September, the UN Secretary-General will convene a Climate Summit, and the UNGA will hold a one-day high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC); On Tuesday, 24 September, following the opening of the 74th General Debate,…

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November 2019

Trust Conference 2019 Changemaker / Scholarship Application

November 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme, formerly known as the Scholarship Programme, is part of the Trust Conference, hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation from November 13-14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme is open to all applicants working in the areas of modern slavery, women's rights, economic empowerment, refugee support and other human rights areas. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who demonstrate that participation in the Trust Conference will enhance their work…

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