Agora is thinking of submitting to the UK Parliament's Defence Committee as part of their inquiry on "Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life". If anyone in this group has expertise, however small, in this area then could you please let firstname.lastname@example.org know and we'll see how we can bring you into the evidence drafting process. Deadline is 31 Jan 2020 so the sooner we can make contact the better.
The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy is organizing an interesting event on a "Feminist Foreign Policy for the EU" tomorrow, which definitely seems worth sharing! Two co-founders of the CFFP (among them this challenge's advisory board member Nina Bernarding) will be discussing with MEPs. Sign-ups are open here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ofEOqHC9TamcLOFkrlHbTA?fbcl…
Dear challenge participants,
We are simply overwhelmed by the diversity of the over 70 ideas that were submitted on Policy Kitchen in the last weeks! The Feminist Foreign Policy challenge team analyzed all submission and defined emerging chapter themes for the forthcoming publication to be published by the end of the year and presented to a wide array of decision-makers. The five chapters will be organized according to these topics: Intersectionality, Representation and Methodology; Peace and Security; Environment and Climate Change; Physical Health, Security, and Autonomy and Trade, Economy and Informal Work
We now need your support to elaborate on the existing ideas and refine these policy solutions to create a comprehensive publication. Your voices and ideas are crucial for this process and we need your experiences and knowledge for the refinement of the ideas and publication chapters! Therefore, we are organizing the “Feminist Foreign Policy Workshop 2.0 - bring your ideas to the next level” on 18 June 2020, 7-9 PM CET.
In this workshop, we will introduce you to the status quo and further process of the publication and then split into thematic groups according to the chapters of the publication, refine existing ideas and fill in gaps. This experience enables you to become an integral part of the publication process. If you have already submitted an idea, then this is your chance to elaborate on it in dedicated teams. We invite those who have not submitted an idea before to join a thematic group. We are looking forward to fruitful discussions and refined ideas!
If you have any further questions on the process or this workshop, please message email@example.com or send me a message!
You might be interested in the Think Tank Hub Webinar we organize on GENDER DATA / GLOBAL PANDEMICS on 19 May 2 PM CET!
Our next Webinar will give you the opportunity to reflect on the Covid-19 crisis from a different perspective by discussing the role of sex and gender data in pandemics.
The distinguished speakers who will participate are:
-Dr. Shirin Heidari, Chair and President of GENDRO
-Dr. Anna RuggieriI, Italian National Institute of Health, Center for Gender Specific Medicine
-Catherine Nyambura, ATHENA Network-Dr. Stephen Burrell, Durham University
-Ricardo Baruch, IPPF Western Hemisphere Region
Send your questions, ideas and action points to GENDRO to be discussed in real-time during the webinar: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is one lesson that the global health community has involuntarily learned from the unprecedented spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past few months, then it is a failure to draw lessons from the previous large-scale outbreaks. The body of literature on HIV, Ebola, and Zika outbreaks had demonstrated inefficiencies in health responses, including those related to differences in the level of exposure and intersectional vulnerabilities shaped by gender. Now when global health became a mainstream concern of unprecedented scale, those involved in global health policies and programs should seek effective and efficient responses to COVID-19 that adequately take into account the gender dynamics and are mindful of the implications of gender inequality.
The link will be shared to registrants shortly before the event.3 likes
Thanks Nina for the 2013 OECD Rec. ILO has Convention 156 on work/family balance for all workers: women & men.It is binding on 45 ratifying States, so diplomats as civil servants should have measures to enable them to rise in careers whatever sex, and at the same time respect their family duties. However, how many females are appointed Ambassadors compared to males? Also it is doubtful that foreign policy processes take account of family responsibilities (including care of elderly), with negotiation skills favouring long hours and 100% availability.
Good resource on gender and disarmament by International Gender Champions. It offers concrete measures that actors at different levels (NGOs, diplomats, governments) can undertake to promote greater gender balance in the field.
Here some interesting readings: for a coordinated gender-integrated foreign policy we need a "gender mainstreaming lens analysis" and some kind of "gender alert" for commitments with a vision and specific indicators >> https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/interim-guidance-gender-alert-…