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Ask Ulle Schauws, Member of German Parliament and spokeswoman on Women’s and Cultural Issues

Is gender equality only a women’s issue or an issue also relevant to men? Can the creation of new social norms impact power relations and the social welfare of women? Join us this Friday 25 April for a Twitter chat moderated by our global community champions starting at 8 am EDT with Ulle Schauws, Member of German Parliament and spokeswoman on Women’s and Cultural Issues. Follow the hashtag #empwomen!

Opportunities

African Union Call for Scholarship Applications

To encourage the participation of young African female in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education Science (STEME), the African Union is offering a call for scholarship applications from female applicants interested in pursuing STEME postgraduate studies in Africa. Deadline for submission is 31 May 2014. Learn more.


SEED Initiative

Apply to have your women-led activity recognized as a "Lighthouse Activity"

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking for submissions of innovative projects from communities, cities, businesses and governments that address climate change while advancing the active leadership and participation of women. Deadline for submission is 23 May 2014. Learn more


Ghana workshopWorkshop on Collecting and Analyzing Sex Disaggregated Asset Data 

Are you involved with: Research on women and land or assets? Designing or analyzing household surveys? An advocacy organization working on women’s property rights? The Gender Asset Gap Project invites you to participate in a workshop on "Collecting and Analyzing Sex Disaggregated Asset Data" at the University of Ghana on 26 June 2014. Scholarships are available for participants from East Africa. Deadline for submitting registration form is 10 June 2014. Learn more.

Featured Tools and Resources

Cherie Blair Annual Report 2013

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: Annual Report and Accounts 2013

This report highlights the results achieved by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in reaching out and supporting 100,000 women entrepreneurs in over 70 countries through its Enterprise Development Programme and Mentoring Programme. The reports also seeks to move past the numbers to demonstrate the lasting impact that business training and mentorship can have on women entrepreneurs. Read more.



Trade policy and gender inequalities: A country-based analysis

This paper presents the results of three country case studies (Cape Verde, The Gambia and Lesotho) analyzing the relationship between trade policy, gender equality and overall development. It provides evidence-based policy recommendations and shows that trade and trade policy can either serve to exacerbate or diminish inequalities between women and men. The paper also delves into the impacts of gender inequalities on trade performance. Read more.



Millennium Development Goals Gender Chart 2014

This Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Gender Chart is a special report for the 58th session of the Commission of the Status of Women which offers sex-disaggregated data by region. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the existing gender gaps across the eight MDGs. It illustrates both the progress and challenges in the implementation of the MDGs for women and girls. This report reveals that large gender gaps in employment persist and may have been exacerbated by the global financial crisis in some regions. Read more.

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Big Dream

Big Dream is a documentary film by Microsoft that follows the stories of seven young women in technology fields around the globe. Each story takes a look at these young women's ambitions and how they overcome personal challenges to pursue careers in STEM fields. This video is the first in a series of trailers that give you a preview of the documentary, which is scheduled for release in fall 2014. Learn more.

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