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GWI Update 31 August 2016
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Outgoing GWI President Catherine Bell and the incoming GWI President Geeta Desai at the 32nd Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa





 

— Graduate Women International news —

GWI hands over baton to incoming President Geeta Desai
Graduate Women International (GWI) welcomes the incoming President of GWI Mrs Geeta Desai, elected at the GWI General Assembly in Cape Town. Geeta, a member of Women Graduates-USA (WG-USA), has been an active member of GWI for a number of years, and is valued for her contribution to various committees. Geeta intends to bring her passion for women’s empowerment, and experience in organisational development, to advance the vision and strategy of GWI. Outgoing President Ms Catherine Bell was congratulated for her tireless efforts to energise the organisation, and forge new and exciting partnerships.


— GWI member news —

 Informative and interactive sessions at the GWI 32nd Triennial Conference
Members of GWI’s National Federations and Associations (NFAs) gave a variety of outstanding presentations, seminars and workshops at the GWI 32nd Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 21-23 August 2016. Workshops and seminars by members included presentations on their own experiences of implementing women’s empowerment projects, advocacy initiatives that have had impact, and pertinent research from a number of studies related to women’s and girls’ education and empowerment. In particular, a large amount of discussion was generated around promoting girls and women in the information and technology (ICT) and science sectors. Media Interest in the challenges and achievements of women working in the field of banking resulted in an ETV interview with two members from the South African Association of University Women (SAAWG), as well as an interview of GWI outgoing President, Catherine Bell. The broadcast will be available to view on the GWI website shortly.  

— Advocacy —
Closing the gender data gap with sex disaggregated data
The collection of sex-disaggregated data is approaching the same level of attention that women’s economic empowerment reached years ago. However, just as achieving women’s economic empowerment is not a straightforward task, collecting data to establish baselines on indicators specifically related to girls and women’s development requires a multi-sectoral approach and global support.  Only three of the 14 indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 5 are being regularly collected in most countries and have accepted international standards for measurement. Increasing the ability and capacity of countries to collect data and report on gender-related indicators also requires greater global financial commitment. GWI advocates for gender disaggregated data as a critical component of monitoring progress on girls’ and women’s empowerment and supports the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in doing so. Read more here.
Opportunities

UIA 4th Associations Round Table Asia Pacific
The Union of International Associations (UIA) Round Table will take place in Busan, South Korea, 28-29 September 2016. The 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific is an educational seminar where associations meet to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and to share experience and knowledge. The UIA is a research institute founded in 1907 to promote and document the work of international associations. Its primary task is the collection and dissemination of information on international associations. The UIA also promotes the work of international associations by organising educational activities, such as the Round Table. To register and for more information go here.
Legacies

As a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, GWI is sincerely grateful for all donations received from the wills of members and patrons, which make a significant difference in enabling advocacy activities and projects. By leaving a gift in your will to GWI, you are supporting the organisation to continue its mission to increase access to lifelong education for girls and women globally. Please remember to update your legacy to GWI if you have already made one for IFUW.
— Other information and events
  
September 13 - 16  European Association for International Education Liverpool, UK
September 19 - 20  Preventing Violent Extremism through Education New Delhi, India
October 22 IrFuW Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland
October 25 - 26 International Universities Networking Conference Istanbul, Turkey
November 27 - 30 Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 28 - 30 5th International Conference of Women’s Museums Mexico City

 

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