22 May 2015
The country research teams from the UNRISD project When and Why Do States Respond to Women’s Claims? will be participating in two events this summer, bringing research perspectives from Indonesia, China and India to international fora.
13 May 2015
UNRISD Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi was invited to take part in the Specialized Technical Panel on Poverty, Social Protection and Labour Markets at the 13th Meeting of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) Ministers of Labour and Social Affair in Timor-Leste.
9 Apr 2015
The Gender and Development Research Programme at UNRISD is moving forward with a dynamic new team!
UNRISD has launched a new Think Pieces Series, "Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights", to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. We asked feminist scholars and activists from around the world to reflect on the achievements ...
2 Mar 2015
The United Nations is marking 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains an ambitious agenda for women’s rights. While there have been improvements in many areas, women’s rights still have a long way to go. Beijing+20 is an opportunity to reflect on the Declaration and its impact in the context of the post-2015 agenda and to reinforce the commitment to fully and universally achieve women’s rights. UNRISD is today launching a new Think Piece Series as part of its contribution to the Beijing+20 process.
29 Jan 2015
After five years in Geneva, Sarah Cook has announced to staff, Board, donors and other key stakeholders that she will step down as Director of UNRISD with effect from 1 June 2015. Sarah’s stewardship of UNRISD leaves a rich research legacy. An indefatigable networker committed to raising UNRISD’s profile, Sarah also strongly advocated greater emphasis on communications and outreach, with visible and recognized results.
29 Jan 2015
UNRISD held a methodology workshop in Geneva on 15-16 January 2015 as part of the three-year research project "New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South". The aim of the workshop was to establish a coherent comparative framework and methodologies for the case studies foreseen in the project.
15 Dec 2014
A workshop to discuss the potential for future research on the gendered impacts of climate change in Chinese dryland areas is being held on 16 December 2014 in Beijing, China. Organized jointly by UNRISD and the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), the workshop is based on the results of the UNRISD report Gender Dimensions of Food and Water Security in ...