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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion.

Highlights ...

Journée internationale du travail social (JITS) : Travail social, genre et sexualité—vers plus d'inclusion et d'égalité

Conference

20 Mar 2019, Centre international de conférence Genève (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, room no 2, Geneva

World Social Work Day 2019: Social Work, Gender and Sexuality—Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion

The celebration of World Social Work Day in Geneva is focusing on the inclusion of women, as well as marginalized genders and sexualities, in all spheres of society. The event pays special attention to strategies and policies to combat the discrimination and inequality of these groups in all societies.


Journée internationale du travail social (JITS) : Travail social, genre et sexualité—vers plus d'inclusion et d'égalité

Side Event

14 Mar 2019, Ex-Press Bar, UN General Assembly Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

We Want Equal Access! Austerity Politics vs. Feminist Activism

This official side event of the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is a panel discussion on austerity and its impacts on gender inequality. The panel will explore how austerity measures have devastated women’s access to public services and increased their vulnerability in different European countries as well as in Latin America. Based on case studies, they will then discuss feminist strategies to counteract these developments.


Journée internationale du travail social (JITS) : Travail social, genre et sexualité—vers plus d'inclusion et d'égalité

Side Event

14 Mar 2019, Ex-Press Bar, UN General Assembly Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Empowering Women and Girls through Access to Public Services Including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

This event will feed into the priority theme for CSW63: “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.


Journée internationale du travail social (JITS) : Travail social, genre et sexualité—vers plus d'inclusion et d'égalité

Side Event

7 Mar 2019, Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

New Technologies and Human Rights: The Gender Dimension in Education and Work

New technologies are continually shifting and reshaping access to knowledge, training, networks and employment opportunities. Research indicates that these same technologies may put certain jobs at risk – particularly “female” jobs, like customer service, clerical work and sales jobs, which are likely to be automated – while also generating demand and job growth in other traditionally female-dominated sectors, such as education and health services. This event looks at how women are affected by new technologies, with a specific focus on the areas of education and employment.


Journée internationale du travail social (JITS) : Travail social, genre et sexualité—vers plus d'inclusion et d'égalité

Webinar

26 Feb 2019, Live Online

Webinar: Moving Beyond Exposure: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in Informal Coastal Settlements

Tackling disaster risk in informal settlements involves a nuanced understanding of exposure and vulnerability, as well as of people’s capacities to deal with an array of shocks and stressors—only some of which are linked to the environment and climate. Integrated and coherent policy solutions are needed that tackle not only hazard exposure, but also disaster vulnerability. This webinar brings together two renowned experts, Bina Desai and David Dodman, to discuss disaster-induced displacement and resettlement, and the associated risks people are facing in informal settlements. The issues at stake will be illustrated through examples of resettlement policies that seem to have worked for people, in order to highlight the interlinkages between social development and disaster risk reduction.