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Global Gender Gap Report 2014
The 28th of October 2014 the World Economic Forum has published the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Report. The Report provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. It benchmarks national gender gaps of 142 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, providing country rankings that allow for a comparison across regions and income groups over time.

The 2014 Global Gender Gap Report once again emphasizes the persistence of gender gap divides across and within regions. Since 2006, when the World Economic Forum first started collecting the data and publishing the Report, the world has only seen a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace.

The gender gap for economic participation and opportunity now stands at 60% worldwide, having closed by 4% since 2006. Based on this trajectory, with all else remaining equal, it will take 81 years for the world to close this gap completely. Iceland continues to be the champion, standing at the top of the overall rankings for the sixth consecutive year. Northern European countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark) dominate the top 10 with Ireland in the eighth position and Belgium (10) Nicaragua (6), Rwanda (7) and Philippines (9) complete the top 10.

Once more, the index tracks the strong correlation between a country’s gender gap and its national competitiveness. Because women account for one-half of a country’s potential talent base, a nation’s competitiveness in the long term depends significantly on whether and how it educates and utilizes its women.

Click here to access the website of the World Economic Forum and read, or download, the Global Gender Gap Report.
25 November: International Day to End Violence against Women
 "Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act. Advocate. Unite to change the practices and attitudes that incite, perpetrate and condone this violence."

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 
On November 25th, the UN observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women. The date of 25 November was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic, who were brutally assassinated in 1960 during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961). 
This year, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women occurs at a critical moment, as the world gears up to mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, and a new global development agenda takes shape. This moment therefore provides an important opportunity to draw additional attention towards the issue of violence against women and girls.
From today, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood”. The campaign kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day).

More information on the campaign, and how you can contribute by organizing local events, can be found be clicking here
The Message of the Executive Director on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, can be read here

The International Training Centre of the ILO adheres to the UNiTE campaign by promoting its own internal "Say No to Sexual Harassment" awareness-raising initiative. Click on the picture to learn more about this initiative: 

Mainstreaming gender equality: concepts and instruments

Mainstreaming Gender Equality: Concepts and Instruments
10-21 November 2014

Come to understand key approaches to gender mainstreaming and try your hand at using practical analytical tools with which to achieve gender equality.

Who should participate? Policy makers, national and local public services staff, regional and international development agencies’ staff; employers and workers representatives wishing to ensure an equitable access and processes in their organization; civil society representatives interested in doing advocacy work and raising awareness on gender issues.

For more information, you can download here the flyer of the course.

Applications are now open. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2014
A few partial fellowships (amounting to 1,500 euros) might be available for nationals from eligible countries.

Click here to fill-in your application form!



Genre et Développement: Concepts et Instruments
10-21 novembre 2014

Pour mieux comprendre les approches-clés et utiliser les instruments pratiques d'analyse pour rejoindre l'équité de genre.

Qui devrait participer? Représentants/tes d’organisations syndicales et des employeurs, Fonctionnaires publics au niveau national et local, ONG et société civile, Personnel des agences d’aide et/ou de développement, Toutes personnes intéressées à travailler vers la promotion de l’égalité entre femmes et hommes pour
un environnement de travail équitable.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter la description de l'activité en faisant click ici.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes. La date limite pour postuer est fixée au 30 septembre 2014.
Des bourses partielles (à la hauteur de 1,500 euros) pourraient être disponibles pour les ressortissants des pays éligibles.

Faire click ici pour remplir le formulaire de candidature en ligne!
Empoderando a los puntos focales de genero del Sistema de Naciones Unidas

Fase en línea: 21 de julio-22 de agosto de 2014
Fase presencial en Santo Domingo: 8-12 de septiembre de 2014

Esta capacitación semipresencial es un iniciativa conjunta del Centro de Capacitación de ONU Mujeres y el CIF OIT se dirige solamente a los/as PFG de la ONU e incluye una fase de capacitación e intercambio de conocimiento en línea, seguida por la capacitación presencial en Santo Domingo de una semana de duración.

El curso de capacitación se enfoca en la arquitectura de genero de la ONU y explora estrategias y herramientas para identificar y abordar los obstáculos para la igualdad de género en la ONU.

El curso examinara las herramientas de transversalización de la perspectiva de género (como los marcadores de género y el Plan de Acción para todo el Sistema de Naciones Unidas para la Igualdad de Género y el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres – ONU-SWAP) y su aplicación concreta, al igual que la construcción de una comunidad de prácticas dentro de la ONU para promover la discusión e intercambio de buenas prácticas.

Más informaciones en el folleto de la actividad:
Haga click aquí

Cierre de inscripción: 4 de Julio de 2014
Haga click aquí para completer el formulario en línea



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