Friday, May 27, 2011

Coordinator of the Global Network on Gender to Participate in International Conference

Gloria Bonder, Coordinator of the new Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender has been invited by the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, to the International Women Leaders Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation: Education and Training for Women and Girls, taking place from 29 May to 3 June 2011 in Haifa, Israel. Our UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture, and People-Centered Development is a founding member of the Global Network, and on its Advisory Board.

The Haifa Conference will bring together 50 women leaders from all regions of the world, and will provide a great opportunity to present the Global Network!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Breaking News: Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender

The Boston-based UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture, and People-Centered Development is thrilled to announce that Co-Coordinators Professor Deborah Belle and Dr. Brenda Gael McSweeney just learned that our Network has been invited to represent North America on the newly-created Advisory Board of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender!

We of the UNITWIN (university twinning) Network are honored and thrilled to carry the voices of our many University and NGO Partners and colleagues in India, Burkina Faso, and Boston to this prestigious international board, with leading academics and feminists, and to advise other UNESCO Chairs and Networks concerned with gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

The Advisory Board has quarterly 'phone-conference' meetings as the Global Network is based in Buenos Aires. We are excited to share our UNITWIN Network's initiatives and achievements, as well as our work at Boston University's Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program and the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, with these colleagues from around the globe, and will be keen to share ideas and projects we learn about through this Board.

Thanks for everyone's vibrant participation!

Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales - Sede Académica Argentina

that hosts the UNESCO Chair on "Gender, Sciences and Technology"