Opportunity: Fellowship: Avon Global Center for Women and Justice

The Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School is seeking applications for its 2014-15 Women and Justice Fellowship. The position will begin in August 2014. The appointment is for one year, but reappointment for a second term is possible. The Fellow will play an integral role in executing and further developing the Center’s initiatives.

The Center works with judges, legal practitioners, civil society advocates, and other stakeholders in an effort to end gender-based violence. The Center’s initiatives focus on advancing access to justice and the international rule of law, with an emphasis on defending the human rights of women and girls. For more information, please visit the Avon Global Center for Women & Justice website at http://www.womenandjustice.org. Continue reading

Imagine a feminist internet: online dialogue

Is a feminist internet possible? On April 13-17, APC is bringing together over 50 women’s rights, internet rights, and sexual rights activists to think critically about gender, sexuality, and the internet. We invite you to take part in our pre-meeting global conversation on the hashtag#imagineafeministinternet. Here are some of the key questions we seek your … Continue reading

Implementing the MDGs for Women and Girls: Conclusions from the Commission on the Status of Women

Implementing the MDGs for Women and Girls: Conclusions from the Commission on the Status of Women

The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 10 March 2014 to 21 March 2014 at the United Nations in New York. The aim for this year’s session was to examine the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls. Charlene May discusses how likely that is going to be, and how necessary it will be for government to put their money where their mouth is. Continue reading