New UNESCO Courier issue dedicated to the Post-Covid-19 world and will give voice to women only!
The new issue of UNESCO Courier aims to facilitate understanding on how this crisis is affecting our societies and to explore the possible consequences of the pandemic.
Education, media, sciences, women, culture…on a weekly basis, the UNESCO Courier will give the floor to prominent women to think about the “Post-Covid19 world”.
The issue will be officially launched in July. In the meantime, an article will be published on a weekly basis on UNESCO's Courier social media channels and newsletters.
Click here to watch the video promoting this initiative
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE): Covid-19 and Gender Equality, 2020
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has launched a new webpage that aims to raise awareness about some of the gendered impacts that Covid-19 is having on our society, including information based on existing research and gender statistics to highlight the different realities that women and men could be facing in light of this pandemic.
Click on the following link to visit the webpage: https://eige.europa.eu/topics/health/covid-19-and-gender-equality
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): "COVID-19: A Gender Lens", March 2020
UNESCO EDUCATION SECTOR: Monthly Digest, February 2019
Click the following link for more information:https://mailchi.mp/86598c4a2cec/unesco-monthly-digest-february-2019?e=300eec2438
Join the UNESCO's Right to Education Campaign
Click the following link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/right-to-education/campaign
1) Gender Equality Index 2017: Progress at a snail's pace. Read online.
2) Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation
3) EU signs Council of Europe convention to stop violence against women. Click here for the report.
4) Lecture on "Women's Challenges in Business", Tuesday, November 1st 2016
Βy Samira Cook Gaines, VP Business Development, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Founding Director, Women's Business Center Washington, DC, White House Champion for Change for Entrepreneurship Mentoring. Please check the invitation.
5) 3rd International Symposium on Early Childhood and School Pedagogy
The Department of Early Childhood, University of Ioannina (Laboratory of Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology) in cooperation with the Department of Education, University of Cyprus and the Department of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education (Laboratory of Sociology and Education), University of Patras are organizing the 3rd International Symposium on Early Childhood and School Pedagogy. The Symposium will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus and hosted by the Department of Education, University of Cyprus, on 23-24 April 2016. For more information:
- Call for Proposals
- Symposium's Website
- Submit your proposal till 31/12/2015 at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecp2016
6) Participation of the UNESCO Chair in research activities of the GENDER-NET project funded by the European Commission under the Science in Society work programme of the seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
GENDER-NET analysis report: Award schemes, gender equality and structural change
The report shares the results of research undertaken to understand the impact of eight award schemes aimed at advancing gender equality, including the Athena SWAN Charter, and their ability to stimulate gender equality and enact structural change in research institutions.
GENDER-NET Analysis report: Award schemes, gender equality and structural change (full report)
GENDER-NET Analysis report: Award schemes, gender equality and structural change (summary report)
For more information about GENDER-NET please visit www.gender-net.eu
7) Participation of the UNESCO Chair in an Online Discussion on Integrating Gender Equality in Universities and Research Institutions, organized by the EuroGender Network (20 October 2015)
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) organized an online discussion and event on integrating gender equality in universities and research institutions on the 20th of October 2012. The UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women's Empowermenr of the University of Cyprus were among the participants and were involved in a fruitful discussion and exchange of ideas with other gender experts and scholars from across Europe. The report of the online discussion has been recently uploaded on EuroGender. You can download it here:
8) 3rd Young BPW Europe Symposium: Leaders of the Future (1-3 October, 2015)
Registrations for the 3rd Young BPW Symposium in Cyprus have started. Late registration fees will apply after the 10th of September. For more information, follow the link: http://bpw-europe.org/events-3 and/or see the agenda.
9) V-DAY: The Department of English Studies and the programme of Gender Studies at the University of Cyprus present The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, April 30, 2015. For the Invitation, press here.
10) Nobel Peace Rrize 2014
Education activists Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay have won the Nobel Peace Prize 2014. Please click here to read the statement made by the UNESCO Director-General, Ms irina Bokova or visit the webiste http://en.unesco.org/.
11) Participation of the UNESCO Chair and the Centre for Gender Studies of the UCY in an Online Discussion on Gender Training in Europe, organized by the EuroGender Network (25-26 September 2012)
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) organized a two-day online discussion and event on gender training in Europe on the 25th and 26th of September 2012. The UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and the Centre for Gender Studies of the University of Cyprus were among the participants and were involved in a fruitful discussion and exchange of ideas with other gender experts and scholars from across Europe. The new postgraduate programme for Gender Studies at the University of Cyprus was introduced. Practical and theoretical questions were covered, and concerns and experiences were shared in this constructive and European-wide event. For a more detailed report, please click here.
15) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "Human Rights and Violent Behaviour: The Social and Educational Perspective", UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS, Nicosia, Cyprus, 18-19th of NOVEMBER 2011
16) 25th November: UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
By resolution 54/134 of the 17th December 1999 the United Nations General Assembly has designated the 25th of November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This is an anniversary celebrated worldwide every year, and is marked by various activities designated to raise public awareness of the issue. The University of Cyprus Centre for Gender Studies and the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment remain committed to the aim of ending gender violence and all forms of inequality and disempowerment, through multiple types of research, dialogue and positive action. Work to end violence against women and girls, and make the 25th of November an important date in your calendar!
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17) INVITATION - INAUGURATION OF THE UNESCO CHAIR AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Inauguration of the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment which will be held on the 22nd of October 2010 at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia.
The first day is dedicated to the official ceremony with participation of the political, social and educational leadership of the country. At the inauguration UNESCO officers and the partners of the Chair will be present. Institutions of Higher Education and Research, academicians, GOs and NGO's in Europe, the Balkans and Middle East, as well as local bodies and individuals interested in gender equality and women's empowerment have been also invited.
This will be followed on the 23rd of October, by a Conference with the theme: "Mapping the Gender Equality: Research and practices - the national and international perspective".
CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the Conference
EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: NEW DEADLINE 28 September 2010
RESULTS OF THE SELECTION PROCEDURE (1st October 2010)
PROGRAMME / INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET (22nd and 23rd October) (NEW)
18) FIRST MEETING OF PARTNERS – DAPHNE III RESEARCH PROGRAMME AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
The first meeting of DAPHNE III partners took place on the 2nd to 4th of March 2010, at the University of Cyprus. Three members from each participating country and the members of the Cypriot team attended the meeting, as follows:
Monica Secui (National Coordinator)
Sandra Chistolini (National Coordinator)
Iveta Kovalcikova (National Coordinator)
Mary Koutselini (Project Coordinator)
Irene - Anna Diakidoy (Expert Psychologist)
Athena Michaelidou (Expert Research Methodology)
During the meeting, the projects' coordinator presented the guidelines given by the European Commision regarding the elements of good projects, while partners had the opportunity to discuss in detail issues of project timetable, workplan, research methodology, budget and management.
Also, partners enjoyed a guided excursion to Asinou, a place of UNESCO's Universal Cultural Heritage and were given DVD and leaflets regarding the monuments of Cyprus that are included in the Universal Cultural Heritage list. These were funded by the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO.
19) INVITATION - 15th September 2010
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