On 25 November 2015, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonovi? called on all States to establish a “femicide watch”, or a “gender-related killing of women” watch.
In her most recent report to the General Assembly (A/71/398, available here), the Special rapporteur further elaborated modalities for establishment of the femicide watch and/or observatory as an interdisciplinary panel of experts that collect and analyze data on femicides with the aims of prevention of such cases.
The Special Rapporteur seeks to collect existing good practices on data collection and prevention of femicides. In order to inform her work on the topic, and with view of creating a global online database, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, input and views on the following topics:
- Existing legislative models or operational guides for the investigation of gender-related killings of women;
- Existing good practices regarding collection of data on femicides or gender related killings of women;
- Landmark jurisprudence from international, regional, and national courts, on gender-related killings of women.
N.B. Please note that the working languages of the Secretariat are English, French and Spanish. You are therefore kindly requested to provide your submissions in one of these languages.
All submissions should be sent by 1 March 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.Date: Oct/20/2016 - Mar/01/2017
ANROWS invites researchers from across Australia to apply for the Research Priorities 2017-19 Grants. Proposals can be submitted by researchers including those from academic and research institutions and non-government organisations. Partnerships consisting of academic, government and non-government organisations are strongly encouraged, as this promotes and facilitates knowledge transfer and provides better opportunities for research findings to inform policy and practice.
This grants round will support the implementation of the National Plan and reflect the priorities of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan. National Priority Areas for attention in the Third Action Plan are:
Applications will not be accepted after 5pm AEDT 31 March 2017.
More information on the Grant hereLocal: http://anrows.org.au/research-program/grants/current-grants
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) organizes its annual conference from April 18 -20, 2017. It will focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. This three-day conference will bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others.
Registration are opened until March 17th.
More information here.Date: Jan/26/2017 - Mar/17/2017
The Regional Fund on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is providing grants to organisations proposing innovative ways to address the inter-sectionality between child marriage and one or more of the following three topics: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, HIV/AIDS and education at the national level that have the potential for scale up to the regional level.
The maximum funding available per proposal is $US 15,000.
They are seeking proposals that put forward approaches and activites that can include:
• research to gather, document and share evidence,
• pilot testing programs that seek to strengthen intersectional programming with one or more of the three topics,
• developing and implementing initiatives to improve the situation of child brides and adolescent girls vulnerable to marriage connected to one or more of the three topics; and
• advocacy efforts that seek to change/implement policies or programs at the national level related to one or more of the three topics that will have an impact on child marriage.
Deadline: 27th March 2017
More information on the proposal here.
Who should attend?
Amnesty International is investigating the human rights implications of online violence and harassment against women on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.
They are looking for stories from women who have experienced violent threats and harassment online specifically related to their gender as well as any other intersecting forms of identity (e.g. race, sexual orientation, religion, gender expression). They want to know how online abuse made women feel and how women dealt with it - did you block users, report to police or companies, get offline, stop posting about certain content? They also want to know what the response was if you reported the online abuse to the police or to the social media companies directly.
Complete the survey here.Local: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YGBB35Z
In a context where efforts to address VAW and VAC have evolved in distinct streams with occasional tensions between the two communities of practice, the study will set out the existing state of play on policies and programmes on VAW and VAC in the region.
This will include an analysis of areas where specialised approaches are required, and those areas where greater convergence is necessary. This will not be a study limited to an academic audience, but rather we hope the recommendations will be used to influence policy and programming. Key recommendations emerging from the regional study will serve as a platform to initiate a proposed VAW-VAC Stakeholder Dialogue to take place in during the 16 Days of Activism’ in Nov/Dec 2017. The study will include a number of case studies in 3-5 selected countries, where policies, services and prevention programmes will be analysed in some detail. This will require some light country office support for the institutional service providers eventually selected for this exercise.
Response deadline 10:00 am (Bangkok time) on 17 March 2017
More information here.Local: https://www.unicef.org/supply/index_94919.html
This webinar will address the question of "What does addressing shared risk and protective factors look like and why should we be concerned with Connecting the Dots?" This web conference will reference the research, while expanding the conversation about local and state strategies that prevent sexual and domestic violence among other forms of violence concurrently.
Date: 15 March - EST 2pm-3:30pm
Registration and more information here.Local: http://www.preventconnect.org/2017/02/how-do-we-connect-the-dots-local-approaches-to-preventing-multiple-forms-of-violence/
The Youth Forum is a safe space for young people, particularly young women and girls, to openly, and strategically discuss the challenges and opportunities in their local, national, regional and global contexts in accelerating progress to achieve gender equality and sustainable development.More information and to register click here
The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017.Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.
Themes to be adressed during the session:
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The International Media Women's Foundation (IMWF) is providing grants that average $5,000 USD for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. The grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Funding will be awarded in August, December, and April.
For more information, or to submit an application, click here
The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women.