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 inFocusMarch/April 2018
Call For Nominations For the GWI Board, GWI Standing and Special Committees and Assistant Treasurers
Deadline to submit candidates is Thursday, 7 February 2019.
The GWI Board of Officers invite members of National Federations and Associations (NFAs) and Independent Members to nominate qualified, experienced candidates for the following:
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.
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.read more
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.read more
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 2019read more
On 22nd September fifty Members of UWE (University Women of Europe) and accompanying husbands met at Chancellors Hotel, Manchester University to celebrate 💯 years of (some) women voting in the UK (& 90 years of all women getting the vote).read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more