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March 2017

Gender in the Global Research Landscape Report Symposium

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC, DC 20045 United States
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Anticipated in March 2017, a forthcoming Elsevier report entitled ‘Gender in the Global Research Landscape’ is an evidence-based examination of the outputs, quality, and impact of research worldwide through a gender lens.  Intended as a vehicle for understanding the role of gender within the structure of the global research enterprise, the public report covers twenty years, twelve geographies and twenty-seven subject areas, providing powerful insight and guidance on gender research and gender equality policy for governments, funders and institutions worldwide.…

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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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May 2017

SHIFT NC’s 2017 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health

May 24 - May 26
Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, 3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC 27407 United States
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Helping young people grow up healthy is a task too big to handle alone! SHIFT NC is calling all sexual health superheroes together to find the newest and most powerful ways to impact adolescent sexual health. The theme for SHIFT NC's 2017 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health is Superheroes Activate: Uniting Our Powers for Impact. SHIFT NC's Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health is the state's only conference on adolescent sexual health. By drawing from the best national, state,…

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June 2017

At What Cost? The Economic Impact of Child Marriage

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20004 United States
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Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. But what are the economic impacts of child marriage? Join the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank to discuss the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage.…

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August 2017

Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM

August 28 - August 30
Unnamed Venue, Bangkok, Thailand + Google Map

Girls and women face multiple challenges that compromise their education opportunities. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and consequently STEM careers. The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum will be organized over three days, serving as a platform for debate and hands-on learning. The forum seeks to present the latest findings from research and practice, facilitate policy dialogue, and make the case for strengthening girls’ education…

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September 2017

SVRI Forum 2017

September 18 - September 21
Unnamed Venue, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil + Google Map

In September 2017, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) will bring together over 450 researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, practitioners, and survivors from around the world who are working to understand, prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence. With the recent launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—the 17 goals which the 193 UN member states have committed to achieving over the next 15 years—SVRI Forum 2017 is a timely space to discuss and share strategies…

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October 2017

Investing in Girls’ Education: Lessons from Burkina Faso

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Millenium Challenge Corporation, 1099 14th Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005 United States
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As part of MCC's 2008 compact with Burkina Faso, MCC and other partners worked together on the Burkinabé Response to Improve Girls' Chances to Success (BRIGHT) Project. A recent 10–year impact evaluation of the project conducted by Mathematica Policy Research has found impressive lasting results for girls' education. In recognition of Day of the Girl Child, MCC invites you to join us for a MCC Smart Aid event and discussion on the evaluation results with Mathematica Policy Research and Plan International USA. RSVP TO ATTEND…

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11th World Congress on Adolescent Health

October 27 - October 29
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi, India + Google Map

We are delighted to announce that the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health: Investing in Adolescent Health - the Future is Now will be held in New Delhi, India from 27-29 October 2017, hosted by MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and with the support of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. India has the world's largest population of adolescents and…

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November 2017

YouthPower Learning Webinar: How to Do Research with Adolescents Living in LMICs

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online,

Join YouthPower Learning, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti,  and Columbia University as we explore what is unique about research with adolescents, best practices for working with them, and key knowledge gaps.  The speakers will focus on Conducting Research with Adolescents in Low - and Middle-Income Countries, a series of briefs produced with members of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being. Despite an increasing focus on adolescent well-being globally, comprehensive data collection systems and research for effective interventions are lacking. Practitioners and policy-makers often ask…

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