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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 

Call for 2019 Workshops information can be found HERE. Deadline to apply is 11 January 2019.

Call for Resolutions for the 33rd Triennial information can be found HERE. Deadline to apply is 2 February 2019.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

On 25 November the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will begin and run through 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Graduate Women  International (GWI) has created an impactful and easy-to-use advocacy campaign toolkit.

GWI Update Newsletter

March 2019

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, GWI galvanizes towards gender equal innovation opportunities.

On 8 March 2019 Graduate Women International (GWI)  join the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day; a day for world citizens to shine a spotlight on gender equity issues, how these issues impede global development, and how they can be eliminated. 

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Young Member Workshop and Update from the President

Peace through Education General Assembly, Centenary Celebration and Conference update. 

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a half – day workshop for young members called “Connecting the Power of GWI Young Members” on July 26, 2019.

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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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