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New Online Course on Care Economy offered by UN Women Training Centre

The UN Women Training Centre, ITC-ILO ILSGEN Programme partner, is offering a new online course on Care Economy:  "Why we care about Care: An online moderated course on Care Economy". The course will run for eight weeks from 27 October - 19 December 2014 and will be conducted in English and Spanish. The total cost is USD 1,000. Scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Wednesday 15 October. Click here to enroll. 

The course aims to provide a global perspective on Care. It will enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on the critical place Care occupies in development, while simultaneously providing skills and tools for analyzing and identifying types of interventions and policies for a fair and equal social organization of Care to advance human development, gender equality and women's empowerment. The course is open to all who want to gain knowledge and understanding about Care/Carework. The course will be of benefit particularly for development practitioners, researchers, policy makers and advocates who are working on economic empowerment, public policy, and gender equality.


Care economy expert Dr. Amaia Pérez Orozco (PhD in International Economics and Development) will moderate the course and it will include lectures by global experts including:

• Dr. Valeria Esquivel, Research Coordinator on Gender & Development, UNRISD (En & Sp)
• Dr. Francisco Cos-Montiel, Policy Advisor on Economic Empowerment, UN Women (En & Sp)
• Dr. Sarah Gammage, Policy Advisor on Economic Institutions, UN Women (En & Sp)
• Dr. Shahrashoub Razavi, Chief of Research and Data Section, UN Women (En)
• Dr. Jeanine Anderson, Professor and Anthropologist, Pontifical Catholic University in Peru (En & Sp)
• Dr. Karina Batthyany, Professor, Universidad de la República de Uruguay (Sp)
• Dr. Corina Rodriguez Enriquez, Economist, Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Public Policies (Sp)

For more information, see the flyer or contact:

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: 

GEOSA: Gender and Equality Organisational Self-Assessment
Based on its experiences with a wide range of institutional actors, the ITC-ILO Gender Training Programme has developed a new and innovative approach to build sustainable capacity within an organization to address gender and equality mainstreaming needs.
The Gender & Equality Organizational Self-Assessment (GEOSA) is a highly participatory process, which promotes organizational learning on how to practically and effectively mainstream gender.
GEOSA is about much more than gender equality! It can be adopted to address many other dimensions of inequality and discrimination. 
Rather than just providing a “baseline”, the GEOSA exercise is a key instrument to start a dialogue on organizational learning and change as well as on evidence-based indicators of good practice. It works as an entry point for discussing wider substantive and operational concerns, as it tackles both explicit and implicit gender biases within an organization’s structure and culture.
If you are curious about how the GEOSA exercise could benefit your organization, check out a detailed and interactive presentation by clicking here




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