UNIFEM Currents – August 2009

This issue is available in HTML format online at http://www.unifem.org/news_events/currents/issue200903.php

– Colloquium on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Peace Negotiations: Implementing SCR 1820
– Financial and Economic Crisis Impacts Women and Men Differently
– Say NO to Violence against Women
o Speakers of 16 Parliaments and Chair of Bosnian Council of Ministers Say NO
o Thailand: Youth Say NO to Violence against Women
– UNIFEM around the World
o Call for Proposals: Fund for Gender Equality
o UN Trust Fund Alert: Drastic Shortfall in Resources Threatens Women’s Safety
o UNIFEM Joins “Seal the Deal” Campaign
o Global Programme on Safe Cities for Women and Girls
o EC and UNIFEM Partner to Support Gender Equality in the Context of HIV and AIDS
o 100/100 Campaign at Mid-Year
o Series of Training Workshops on Evaluation
o Central Africa: UNIFEM Executive Director on Official Visit
o Rwanda: Centre for Survivors of Violence to Open
o Zimbabwe: Gender Support Programme Launched
o Colombia: Campaigning against Violence at Music Festival
o Ecuador: Rural Women Trained in Information Technology
o Mexico: Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Women
o Pakistan: Consultation on Gender-Sensitive Responses to Humanitarian Crisis
o Timor-Leste: Delegation to Present Country’s First Report to CEDAW Committee
o The FYR of Macedonia: Parliamentary Hearing on Gender-Responsive Budgeting
– Other News
– Recent Speeches & Statements
– Upcoming Events
– Job Vacancies

UNIFEM Currents is the electronic news bulletin of the United Nations Development Fund for Women http://www.unifem.org/ (UNIFEM). It provides up-to-date information briefs on UNIFEM initiatives, successes, events, projects and activities worldwide. It is published several times per year and delivered by e-mail. Click here to subscribe to UNIFEM Currents http://www.unifem.org/news_events/currents.php#subscribe

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women’s human rights at the centre of all of its efforts, UNIFEM focuses its activities on reducing feminized poverty; ending violence against women; reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls; and achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war. For more information, visit http://www.unifem.org/


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