1) 1) The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program of the University of Cyprus, as part of its socially responsible priorities, offers scholarships – in the form of substantial tuition waivers – to qualified applicants who belong to the research or other personnel of the Research Centre for Gender Studies of the UCY for the incoming class (full-time and part-time cohorts) that starts in September 2019. Specifics of the scholarship offers are provided on the announcement and brochure.
2) Gendered Innovations - New Publications

1. Watch our NEW 3-minute video on gendered innovations in product design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpp_2rFRdm0 

2. For more Case Studies on gender in product design, see: http://genderedinnovations.stanford.edu/innovations-in-design/cases.html 

3. Find a popular article on Gendered Innovations published in the AWIS magazine here.

4. This link leads to a popular article about sex in cells: http://blog.addgene.org/gendered-innovations-why-does-sex-of-the-cell-matter 

5. An article by Daphna Joel and Margaret M. McCarthy on "Incorporating sex as a biological variable in neuropsychiatric research: where are we now and where should we be?": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27240659 

3) Research Project CODE-IWP: Win Competition for Film Production and TV advertisement on promoting equal participation of men and women in political life. For more information, click here
4) Press statement ((8.12.2015) made by the Committee of Women' Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament. Women on boards: MEPs regret Council's failure to agree position.

Download the press statement. Further information:

Council Conclusions: http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-14325-2015-INIT/en/pdf 

European Parliament legislative resolution (20.11.2013): http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2013-0488 

5) Announcements by Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project (John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University)
a) A fascinating paper was published on August 4, 2015 in the journal Nature Climate Change titled "Energy consumption in buildings and female thermal demand" by Boris Kingma and Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt. You can reach it via the following link: 
b) The Swedish gender-neutral pronoun "hen" entered the Swedish dictionaries in April, joining "hon" (she) and "han" (he). At the end of July, Facebook introduced new options for their Swedish sites, allowing users to choose between 70 different gender identities. Here is a newspaper report: http://m.thelocal.se/20150727/swedish-gender-neutral-hen-launched-on-facebook 
6) Announcement from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) announces a re-run of a GBV secondment opportunity based in Vilnius, Lithuania. More information for potential candidates via the following link: http://eige.europa.eu/content/career-opportunity/eige-2014-sne-gbv2
7) The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) announces a vacancy offering a secondment opportunity for a gender expert (research). The secondment is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. More information for potential candidates via the link: http://eige.europa.eu/content/career-opportunity/eige-2014-sne-r (the registration has closed)


8) Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director- General of UNESCO for the World Radio Day , 13 February 2014


9) Publication Announcement

A new e-book, significant contribution to Mothers' and Children's well- being, giving impetus to future research, written with sensitivity and innovative style, approach and ideas... The e-book "Can a victimized child be resilient?" Selected research findings and challenges coming from DAPHNE III JLS/2008/CFP/DAP/2008, co-authored by Iveta Kovalčíková, Peter Babinčák, Katarína Fuchsová, Slávka Karkošková and Gabriela Mikuláškováhas, has now been published by the Unesco Chair in Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment - University of Cyprus.

This e-book examines the effects of domestic violence on children and details children's capacities for resilience in a high-risk setting. The various contributions are derived from the results of the European Project VI.C.T.I.MS (2009-2011, JLS/2008/DAP3/AG/1157-30-CE-03116350015 funded by Daphne III Programme, 2009 - 2011). The participant countries in this project were Cyprus (University of Cyprus), Italy (University of Rome Tre), Romania (University of Oradea) and Slovakia (University of Presov), with Prof. Mary Koutselini (University of Cyprus) as the leader of the international research team. The book is a valuable resource for everybody interested in Gender, Social, and Education studies.

It can be downloaded here.