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Application Open for the Online Moderated Course on Care Economy

30 June 2015

The UN Women Training Centre is opening the period of application for Why We Care about Care: An online moderated course on Care Economy. This 8 week course will run from 14 September to 15 November, 2015 and will be held in both Spanish and English.

UPDATE: The registration for the online moderated course on Care Economy will be open until Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 4PM New York time (10pm CET). Interested participants can register and apply for this course here

UN Women Training Centre Annual Report 2014

10 June 2015

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce the publication of its Annual Report 2014. The report details the progress the UN Women Training Centre has made in supporting the commitment towards gender equality through offering high-quality training for gender equality. The training activities comprise a large variety of diverse training courses, programmes, tools and services.

Training for Gender Equality, Twenty Years On

28 May 2015

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to present its report “Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On”. The paper analyses how training for gender equality has evolved from the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) to the present day. By reflecting on what has worked well to date, and what challenges remain, the report represents a first step in mapping training for gender equality and identifying remaining gaps in knowledge. It contributes to the Training Centre’s work on improving training for gender equality through evidence-based practice, in line with our commitment to training as an essential component of a transformative approach to gender equality.

UN Women trains 23 local trainers to engage Liberian men for gender equality

14 May 2015

Twenty three representatives from civil society, the Government of Liberia and UN Women Liberia implementing partners have acquired new skills in ‘Engaging Men and boys for Gender Equality and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls’. Jointly organized by UN Women Liberia and the UN Women Training Center based in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, the four-day training focused on deepening participants’ knowledge and understanding of gender power relations, masculinity and violence against women; and strengthening participants' knowledge and skills in delivering effective training. During the Training of Trainer (ToT) workshop, participants learned and practicalized different theoretical and conceptual frameworks on understanding gender power relations regarding masculinities and violence against women and girls.

NEXT VIRTUAL DIALOGUE: Resistances, 6-13 May 2015

1 May 2015

The UN Women Community of Practice will hold its sixth Virtual Dialogue from 6th – 13th May, on the topic of Resistances in Training for Gender Equality. The objective of this Virtual Dialogue is to reflect on the nature and causes of resistances in training for gender equality, as well as strategies for overcoming resistances and harnessing them for transformative change (see concept note for full details).

I Know Gender

UN Women launches the I Know Gender Course for the UN System

14 October 2014

As we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark for women’s rights and gender equality, UN Women launches an online course meant to make basic gender equality knowledge accessible to all UN system staff. “I Know Gender: An Introduction to Gender Equality for UN staff” stems from collective efforts by UN Women and sister UN agencies to enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on gender equality and women’s empowerment for non-gender specialists. Integrating gender equality into daily work and life is at the heart of transforming the UN to achieve the post-2105 development agenda.

Gender on the move

A new UN Women training manual “Gender on the Move” seeks to build capacity for gender analysis among migration policymakers and professionals

18 December 2013

Around the world, a record number of women are now migrating to seek work and better lives. For many, migration yields these benefits; for others, it carries dangerous risks, such as exploitation in domestic work, and vulnerability to violence. Migration policies and practices have been slow to recognize these risks and take steps to make the process safe for women.

ILO Gender Academy

Development professionals to attend ILO Gender Academy

8 November 2013

To share knowledge and expertise, and advance the goals of gender equality in development work and planning, UN Women is co-sponsoring the second edition of the “Gender Academy”, a two-week programme of workshops and training for gender equality at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO).