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December 2016

Emotional Intelligence in Sexuality Education

December 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Planned Parenthood of New York City Queens Center, 21-41 45th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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This training by Planned Parenthood of New York City will explore how to acknowledge and incorporate emotional intelligence into sexual health education programs in attempt to make them more effective and relevant to young people. Trainers will address how to identify emotionally disengaged sex education content, build emotionally intelligent sex education curricula, and apply emotional literacy tools to their work with young people. The content can be utilized by a range of professionals who provide sexual health education or design…

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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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Supporting the Whole Girl: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Church Center of the United Nations, Hardin Room, 777 United Nations Plaza #8g
New York, NY 10017 United States
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The CAG and FHI 360 will co-host a parallel event on Saturday, March 18 at CSW61 in NYC. The conversation will focus on our approaches to developing holistic girl-centered resources and programming. We also plan to explore aspects of programming and girl engagement that remain unprioritized, but would really make the difference in achieving desired outcomes and ensuring program retention. As we move into the next generation of girl programming (where funding levels are unpredictable), how do we work towards sustainable…

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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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