On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Graduate Women International (GWI) calls attention to the transformative power of women’s and girls’ education and its ability to break the cycle of poverty around the world 

GWI inFocus

March/April 2018

International Students’ Day

17th November
On International Students’ Day, GWI celebrates students steering a more sustainable future for all.
Since 1941, International Students’ Day is marked annually on 17 November. Although the day originally served to commemorate the atrocities inflicted on the students during the Nazi Occupation in Prague in 1939, it now is observed as a non-political celebration of students, highlighting students’ rights and the importance of higher education.

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GWI Toolkit

The GWI Education Committee and VP: Advocacy and Education would like to draw members attention to a new toolkit which has been uploaded onto the GWI website. They plan to use this toolkit at the GA/Conference in July 2019 but in the meantime invite you to look at it, provide us with any comments and further suggestions. Perhaps even other sample lesson plans.

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Widow’s Plight

Our CIR, Jenny Morley, recently learned via the CIR of New Zealand, Shirley Gillett, about the treatment of widows in India. The latter had been alerted to the situation by Gomathy Venkateswar who, in July 2012, attended a session of the United Nations in New York as a delegate of Virginia Gildersleeve.

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Call for GWI Centenary Project NFA Outstanding Women

We also know that each NFA has now, or has had in its history, outstanding women who have embodied the mission and vision of IFUW / GWI. We are asking each NFA to tell us about these women by sending us a short profile of no more than 2 outstanding women that we will share in digital format with the GWI family during the 2019 celebratory year. Deadline for final submission: 15 January 2019

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Early Bird Registration for the 33rd Triennial and Centenary Conference

Our intention in providing event and registration information early is to hopefully present you with the opportunity to take advantage of a discounted registration fee, low hotels rates, reasonable airline ticket prices and to generally plan your trip in the most cost-effective way possible. The current “Early Bird” registration fee will be available for a couple of months only, after which there is a substantial increase in the fee.

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Call for GWI Delegates

Deadline Thursday, 15 November 2018. The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Graduate Women International (GWI) calls attention to the transformative power of women’s and girls’ education and its ability to break the cycle of poverty around the world.

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