Friday, November 30, 2012

Latest issue of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender Newsletter highlights work of UNITWIN

We are delighted to share with you news of the release of the most recent issue of the Newsletter of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender. We're especially excited that a number of this edition's features showcase the diverse accomplishments of our UNESCO/UNITWIN on Gender, Culture, & Development partners and affiliates in Boston, West Africa, and India.

Highlights to check out include:

"Jumpstarting new opportunities for women scientists and engineers" - in this front-page piece, you can read about how Professor Deborah Belle's (BU) latest research shows how receiving a National Science Foundation ADVANCE program grant positively impacts women in Science and Engineering.

"Lost in Translation" - found under the Interesting Publications section. This feature presents information about the latest work of Ronni Komarow, a Brighton, Massachusetts/US-based visual artist, curator, writer, and educator who also serves on the Board of Directors of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society - one of our newest UNITWIN affiliates.

"New Video - Liberia's Phenomenal Market Women" - also under Interesting Publications. In this piece, you can read about a new video documentary launched by the Sirleaf Market Women's Fund International, also a new affiliate of the UNESCO/UNITWIN on Gender, Culture, and Development. The full length film on the Liberian market women shows how these women are helping to reconstruct Liberia and its economy. Access the newsletter link below to read and see more about this latest project.

To view the newsletter in its entirety and for access to more information on the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender, please click here.