In this section, Make Every WomanCount (MEWC) has gathered initiatives that are happening in the local, national and international level related to Women in general and particulary African Women. The announcement section includes a range of activities from individuals, Organisations such as surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers, petitions, conference,  demonstration, opinion, Statement, Call for papers, etc..

The section aims to be a resource for all different types of opportunities to engage women in women’s rights issues.



Source: UN Women
A series of Open Days on women and peace and security are being held around the world in the run-up to a UN Security Council Open Debate on the 28th of October.

Source: UN Women
UN Women has launched a new e-learning course on women, peace and security in partnership with the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI).

As part of its campaign to reduce injustice and increase Access to Justice (AtoJ) for women in Sierra Leone, ActionAid Sierra Leone has convened one day advocacy dialogue on safety and security for women accessing justice in Freetown on Monday October 24, 2011.

Source: OMCT
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (the Observatory) releases today its 14th Annual Report on the situation of human rights defenders during a press conference held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Source: Children, Youth & Environments
The aim of this issue is to explore the influence of the community and physical environment / place on violence against children. 

Sourcce: Havard University Centre For Aids Research
The Harvard University CFAR is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for clinical and basic science HIV/AIDS research awards beginning.

Source: Australian Government
The Human Rights Grants Scheme (HRGS) 2011-2012 is now open. The key changes to the 2011-2012 HRGS are detailed below.

Source: Oxford University
The Commonwealth Scholarship Fund and the Foreign Office’s Chevening Scholarship Fund have recently announced that they will jointly pay for five new scholarships for candidates from African Commonwealth countries to study on the MSt in International Human Rights Law, starting September 2012.

Source: UN WOMEN
UN Women is pleased to announce the recently launched blog for its West Africa Sub-Regional Office. The blog provides information on UN Women’s work in the sub-region as well as links to interviews and other resources related to UN Women’s work in West Africa.

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