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May 2017

SHIFT NC’s 2017 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health

May 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - August 30, 2017
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, 2017 - September 21, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - October 29, 2017
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, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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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January 2018

Maine Girls Film Screening

January 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Little River United Church of Christ, 8410 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003 United States
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Following 13 immigrant and U.S.-born teenage girls, Maine Girls explores the important role that young people play in creating “brave spaces” to be vulnerable, face the unknown, and bridge important cultural divides. The Rumi Forum, in partnership with Little River United Church of Christ (LRUCC) and the creators of the Maine Girls documentary proudly present an upcoming screening of the film Maine Girls. In Maine – the whitest state in America – immigrant students are entering public schools in record…

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March 2018

62nd Commission on the Status of Women

March 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018
United Nations Headquarters New York, NY 10017 United States + Google Map

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. Themes Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls; Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies…

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April 2018

51st Commission on Population and Development

April 9, 2018 - April 13, 2018
United Nations Headquarters New York, NY 10017 United States + Google Map

A Population Commission was established by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 3 (III) of 3 October 1946. In its resolution 49/128 of 19 December 1994, the General Assembly decided that the Commission should be renamed the Commission on Population and Development. In the same resolution, the Assembly decided that it, the Council and the Commission should constitute a three-tiered intergovernmental mechanism that would play the primary role in the follow-up to the implementation of the Programme of…

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