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February 2017

2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations

February 1 - February 3
United Nations,
760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 United States
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2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations – “Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action” The Youth Assembly is a unique platform for fostering dialogue and generating partnerships between exceptional youth, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations. Launched in 2004, the Youth Assembly takes place at the United Nations Headquarters twice a year and gathers the brightest and most active young leaders from across the globe to tackle our world’s greatest challenges. The Youth Assembly is…

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March 2017

Youth Forum at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

March 11 - March 12
United Nations,
760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 United States
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The Youth Forum at the 61st Session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is a critical opportunity for young people and adolescents to convene in advance of the official opening of CSW to amplify their common concerns and advocacy efforts. 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…

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Commission on the Status of Women 2017

March 13 - March 24
United Nations,
760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 United States
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The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 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. The Priority Theme is “women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, while the Review Theme will be “challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development…

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April 2017

All About Girls Summit 2017

April 6 - April 8
Hyatt Regency Orlando,
9801 International Dr., Orlando, FL, FL 32819 United States
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Calling all middle and high school aged girls and the organizations, corporations, foundations and advocates who support them. Early registration for the 2017 All About Girls Summit is now open. The All About Girls Summit was designed to create a convening space where professionals and adolescent girls can explore the actions needed to create a society where girls can thrive. Early registration costs $275 and includes access to all sessions and events. Learn  more at: http://www.allaboutgirlssummit.com/.

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A Practice-Based Approach to Gender-based Violence in Crises

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work,
1255 Amsterdam Avenue , New York, NY 10027 United States
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The problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings has gained traction in recent years, with increased attention to the risk and severity of violence women and girls face in crises such as Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Nigeria, and Nepal. Despite this, many humanitarian actors and policymakers do not yet view violence against women and girls as an issue that warrants urgent response during emergencies. This course, hosted by the Columbia School of Social Work, will build…

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