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23
Oct

Mobilizing to Prevent a Lost Generation

8:00 am New York
Online
Organizer: World Vision

Mobilizing to Prevent a Lost Generation

8:00 am New York
Online
Organizer: World Vision

Mobilizing to Prevent a Lost Generation: a virtual event in the context of the 75th session of UNGA high-level week.

Register here.
27
Oct

Still Unprotected – Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection

10 am New York
Online
Organizer: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Save the Children, Child Protection Area of Responsibility

Still Unprotected – Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection

10 am New York
Online
Organizer: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Save the Children, Child Protection Area of Responsibility

In 2019, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Save the Children and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility published Unprotected, a report exposing shortfalls in humanitarian funding for child protection. With the global COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating risks to children’s protection it has become imperative to get an updated picture of state of child protection funding in humanitarian contexts, based on the latest data, including initial funding within COVID-responses. This month, they will launch a new report, Still Unprotected. 

This event will launch the new report and discuss its critically important findings.

Register here.
28
Oct

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Nicaragua: Lessons Learnt from 30 years of Research and Activism

Online
Organizer: Global Women's Institute

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Nicaragua: Lessons Learnt from 30 years of Research and Activism

Online
Organizer: Global Women's Institute

20 years ago, the study Candies in Hell was carried out in León, Nicaragua, and revealed that 1 out of every 2 women had experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. The study helped support the passage of the first law against domestic violence in Latin America. In 2016, a new follow up study, Candies in Hell +20, was carried out in León using the same methods to see if the prevalence of violence against women had changed. The results showed enormous reductions in physical and emotional violence by partners, whereas sexual violence by partners stayed the same. The study also found a very high prevalence of sexual violence by non-partners.

Join a webinar presentation and discussion of the results from Candies In Hell +20 and lessons learnt from 30 years of research and activism, including reflections from the women's movement. English and Spanish translation provided.

Register here.
09
Nov

Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Online
Organizer: Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Online
Organizer: Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted online by the United Nations under the overarching theme: Internet for human resilience and solidarity. The programme continues to develop around the four main thematic tracks:

  1. Data 
  2. Environment
  3. Inclusion
  4. Trust

The IGF 2020 pre-events, newcomers sessions, thematic introductory sessions, as well as the Open Forums, NRIs and DC sessions will be hosted from 2 to 6 November during the first meeting's phase.

The meeting will be officially opened on 9 November and closed on 17 November. During this 7-day phase, workshops, main sessions, the high-level leader's track, parliamentarians roundtable and thematic concluding sessions will be hosted. The MAG Chair wrote a blog on this update.

Learn more.
16
Nov

Global Week of Faith in Action for Children

Online
Organizer: Arigatou International

Global Week of Faith in Action for Children

Online
Organizer: Arigatou International

Arigatou International and partners are organizing the Global Week of Faith in Action for Children, which will take place between 16 to 20 November 2020, culminating with the celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, which marks Universal Children’s Day.

The Global Week will gather children and young people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, religious leaders, representatives from civil society and faith-inspired organizations, and multilateral agencies and governments to dialogue, reflect, and take action towards ensuring children’s rights even in times of crisis.

Learn more.
10
Dec

The Educate for Equality: UNGEI@20 Forum

Online
Organizer: UNGEI

The Educate for Equality: UNGEI@20 Forum

Online
Organizer: UNGEI

The Educate for Equality: UNGEI@20 Forum will host a series of curated documentary-like sessions led by UNGEI partners, followed by intergenerational  ‘real talks’ led by activists, experts and influencers to unpack the issues raised, answer questions and advocate for specific actions to drive progress for gender equality in and through education.  

Register here.