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NOMINATE TODAY for NCRW's Member Center Awards 2012
Recipients receive national recognition and can strategically leverage their awards with funders, administrators, Board members and the media.
This year, applicants are eligible to win 2 free tickets on Southwest Airlines! (Random drawing in December - check airline website for destinations)
"This Award raises the visibility of recipients in the community, among peers, decision-makers, and resource allocators. It provides national recognition for research and scholarship that can be leveraged during budget negotiations, promotions, and competitive grant applications. Without a doubt, I would encourage others to apply." Lisa McClain, Gender Studies Program, Boise State University (Recipient of NCRW Emerging Center Award 2010)
Application Deadline: December 2, 2011, 5:00 pm EST
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE .
| | The Center for Women Policy Studies has been mobilizing state legislators across the country to endorse a Policy Resolution on Reproductive Rights and Justice . The resolution calls for designating the week of January 22 - 28, 2012 as Reproductive Awareness Week, to encourage public awareness, conversation, and support for reproductive rights and women's health nationwide. You can express support for the Resolution by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, November 14th, from 4:30-6:30pm, CWGL will host a memorial ceremony for Wangari Muta Maathai--philosopher, environmentalist, educationist, political activist, freedom fighter, mother, grandmother, and guiding light--at St. John the Divine .
For more information, visit
Ending Violence Against Women - 16 Days Campaign News
The 2011 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25 to December 10, 2011) theme is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. For more details, visit the 16 Days website .
The Women's Media Center Social Media Award The Women's Media Center invites you to participate in online voting for their Social Media Award. The women nominated are extraordinary bloggers, social media gurus, activists, and new media creators from across the country. To vote, click here
The winner will be announced at the Women's Media Awards on November 30, 2011 in New York City. Click here to purchase tickets.
Engage 2012: It Starts with Hope and Ends with Change
Opening Event December 8, 2011 The Women of Color Policy Network at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will host a wide cross-section of advocates and experts to identify common policy goals and targets and how to address structural and institutional inequalities and disparities present in society.
The public is welcome to attend the convening.
December 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in New York City.
For more information on the event and to RSVP, visit:
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Call for Proposals from Graduate Students
News from IWPR
Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment. An upcoming paper by ICRW stresses that no single program can effectively address all the underlying complexities to economically advance women. Read more here .
Bridging the Gender Divide in Technology. Innovators from Africa to Asia are developing technologies that have great potential to economically advance women in the developing world. Read more here .
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Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond
The first joint Families and Work Institute and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference, Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond , will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, on November 8-10, 2011. The event has ben designed to address urgent contemporary issues, provide strategies for senior business leaders, and initiate a meaningful dialogue about what comes next in the world of work.
State of Young America Report Released
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Apply now for an exciting program for undergraduate, graduate, and professional female students from across the country! The Practicum in Advocacy at the UN has organized delegations of women students to attend CSW meetings as part of an academic program and whirlwind of activities.
Applications due November 13th and are available online .
For more information, visit the event website
Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch
From idealistic young civil rights organizer, to lesbian feminist separatist, Charlotte Bunch was an internationally recognized leader of a campaign that put women's rights on the global human rights agenda!
Special Discounts for Women's Conferences
NCRW is offering a special discount to attend the following women's conferences:
Texas Conference for Women
November 17th, 2011, Houston
Massachusetts Conference for Women
December 8th, 2011, Boston
Please click on the links for a pdf with more information and the discount code to use when registering.
by Call for Abstracts!
Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 250 words or less that describe how they have utilized new media and technology-based strategies to increase knowledge, awareness and enhance young people's sexual health. Abstracts are currently being accepted for this innovative conference and can be submitted by clicking here .
Deadline: November 18th
For more information, visit:
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New Publication: Tough Cookies: Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts by Kathy Cloninger
"The best way to solve America's leadership crisis is to put more women in top leadership roles. And the best way to grow tomorrow's women leaders is to grow strong girl leaders today."
Tough Cookies is the story of Girl Scouting's 100-year legacy of developing ethical, confident leaders, and about girls and young women who are already proving they can make their country and this world a better place.
The book is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Buy.com or read an excerpt here