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January 2017

WEBINAR: Innovations in Open and Distance Learning

January 25, 2017

Increasing access to safe, quality and gender sensitive open and distance learning (ODL) opportunities for women and girls is vital in our work to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). Join Dr. David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario, as he discusses innovations in ODL, specifically: What constitutes an innovation? What are the recent innovations in ODL? How can we innovate in ODL? After the presentation, the floor will be open for Q&A. We look forward to seeing you at the…

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February 2017

WEBINAR: Child Protection

February 28, 2017

Children everywhere have distinct and universal rights, yet many children globally are at risk of exploitation. Child protection targets a number of issues that leave children vulnerable, such as child marriage, child labor, trafficking, gender based violence, lack of birth registration, family separation and juvenile justice. Mr Anees Jillani, founder and member of SPARC’s Board of Directors, will join us to discuss child protection issues and initiatives, drawing on his work and activity on children rights and child protection in Pakistan.…

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March 2017

Webinar: Women and Leadership

March 30, 2017

Photo Credit: Institute of Adult Education, Tanzania  Leadership takes on many forms, but its ultimate purpose is to guide others. With growing pushes for gender parity and the focus of international events, such as IWD 2017, for a 50/50 world, it is important to nurture and develop women in more leadership roles. What are the challenges women face? How can we, as educators and civil society practitioners, encourage girls and women in leadership positions? Mrs. Frances Ferreira, Senior Advisor - Women…

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June 2017

GIRLS Inspire Webinar: Project Management

June 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Nonprofits today arrange a number of programs, designed to meet new policy objectives and donors requests. Good project management can ensure a timely launch, targets are met and outcomes are sustained. Join us for a discussion with Mann Deshi, our partner on our 1-year project, Reaching the Unreached. Hosted by Kuntal De, the webinar will explore successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the launch and completion of our girl training initiative. The event will last roughly one hour. After the…

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August 2017

Webinar: Financial Inclusion for Women

August 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Girls receiving bank accounts in India, with Mann Deshi.

Photo Credit: Mann Deshi Foundation  Access to financial services is seen as a key tool to promote economic growth. Yet, financial inclusion shows an emerging gender gap, with fewer women gaining access to financial services (www.cfr.org).Connecting women to financial services empowers them economically and in the household. More details on the event can be found here. Join us for a discussion on financial inclusion for women with Chetna Sinha, developer of the Mann Deshi Bank, the first rural cooperative in…

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October 2017

Webinar: Gender Equity in M&E

October 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Photo: Baseline Surveying in communities in India. Photo Credit: Mann Deshi Monitoring and evaluation is an important element of well-designed development programs. It is important to consider the different experiences, needs, and aspirations of men and women when designing programs. This session will focus on how the lens of gender can be integrated and applied to a monitoring and evaluation strategy. This includes examining ways women can be integrated into the M&E process, integrating gender sensitive questions and designing gender sensitive indicators.…

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January 2018

Webinar – Sustainability

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Photo by Alexander Klarmann on Unsplash Sustainability is our ability to meet our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. As we work towards the SDGs, it is important to reflect on our environmental impact and sustainable practices. This webinar will explore sustainability, how it can be integrated into our practice and its connection with education. Join us for a discussion on sustainability and the environment, led by Jennifer Long. Jennifer will be sharing her experiences in sustainability, from…

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September 2019

Webinar – Strategies for the implementation of Neighborhood Mentoring Clubs

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Mentoring is a system of semi-structured guidance through which a person shares their knowledge, skills and experience to assist others to progress in their own lives and careers. Mentoring is more than ‘giving advice’. It's about motivating and empowering the other person to identify their own issues and goals, and helping them to find ways of solving or reaching them (University of Cambridge, 2019). Since our work focuses on building community systems for sustainability, it is important to ensure that…

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November 2019

Webinar – Using STREET THEATRE to fight Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Street theatre is a powerful medium to raise awareness about social issues. Worldwide, it is recognized as an effective means to bring practical information to isolated communities. In low-income urban areas, this is a popular and accessible form of entertainment. Cleverly scripted plays, along with slogans, singing and dancing, allow important social messages to be transmitted. The idea is to portray real stories, for example, relating to women's safety and empowerment, by scripting them in the form of accessible street…

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February 2020

Webinar – How Gender Equality contributes to the SDGs

February 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Not only is gender parity a basic right for people, but it is also the bedrock for achieving peace and sustainability in the world (United Nations, 2020). Women and girls, everywhere, must have the same rights and opportunities as men and boys, and be able to live free of gender-violence and discrimination. Women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is essential to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all…

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