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What we are reading…

This post lists some of the readings we are sharing within our Network, that may be of interest and relevance to those exploring similar issues. It is organized only by what is most recently shared. We are not endorsing any articles or links shared. For an Emancipatory Socio-Economics Diane Elson http://www.rrojasdatabank.info/elson0.pdf Vision for a...

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Rula Quawas awarded a Fulbright scholarship

GRACE research team leader and Professor of English at the University of Jordan, Rula Quawas has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship and will be a scholar in residence for one year at the University of Champlain in Vermont starting in August 2013. Rula will teach courses pertaining to Arab feminisms and culture.

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Kazanka Comfort of GRACE Nigeria to speak in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal

Kazanka Comfort of GRACE Nigeria to speak in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal

GRACE Nigeria research team leader Kazanka Comfort spoke as a panelist in a series of presentations in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal the week of May 21, 2013. Further information on the events, organized by CUSO International, can be found here: http://cusointernational.org/WomenLeadership   Women: The Face of Potential in the Developing World Information on the...

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GRACE participation in the International Conference on Women in Science and Technology in Arab Countries

GRACE participation in the International Conference on Women in Science and Technology in Arab Countries

Several GRACE researcher leaders contributed to the Conference on Women in Science and Technology in Arab Countries. Egypt GRACE research team leader Prof. Saneya EL-Neshawy gave a poster presentation on her research, entitled “Female Farmer’s Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Egypt: a Tool for Empowerment,” during this Kuwait City event held April...

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GRACE researcher Dr Huda Ba Saleem recipient of talented early career women scientists award for the Arab region 2013

GRACE researcher Dr Huda Ba Saleem recipient of talented early career women scientists award for the Arab region 2013

GRACE Yemen researcher Dr. Huda Ba Saleem from the Faculty of Medicine, Aden University, has been awarded the Elsevier Foundation Award in life sciences for the Arab region for 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJr1exp9VKk The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World...

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Protecting Adolescents from Gender Based Violence through the Promotion of their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Rokhsana Ismail, who conducted the GRACE Yemen project, “How can ICTs be used to combat gender-based violence against women in Yemen?” has been invited to be a field supervisor on a Save the Children project. This regional project has the objective of enhancing protection of children and adolescents (10-17 years) in the MENA Region...

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Professor Rula Quawas removed from Her Post as Dean at the University of Jordan

Professor Rula Quawas was removed from her position as Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Jordan after some of her students produced and published a video on sexual harrassment. GRACE supports Rula and her students’ integrity, accomplishments and actions to contribute to reducing gender discrimination and sexual harassment. A...

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GRACE publications available on-line

The GRACE web site has been updated and reorganized. Information about GRACE-authored books and chapters, research reports, articles, presentations, interviews and media coverage, and project documents are now available on our web site.  The publications are linked if they are available online.

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GRACE researcher, Vera Baboun: First Female Mayor of Bethlehem

GRACE Palestine research team leader Vera Baboun is the first female Mayor of Bethlehem, elected following municipal elections October 20. http://www.terrasanctablog.org/2012/11/27/vera-baboun-the-first-woman-mayor-of-bethlehem/   http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=522818 http://www.maannews.net/arb/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=522778 “BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Having a woman compete for the municipal council of a city as famous and spiritually important as Bethlehem would have been seen as a pointless adventure a...

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Rwanda International Conference on Technology in Education invites Ineke Buskens to present as keynote speaker

The Rwandan Education Board held its first International Conference on Technology in Education 5-7 September 2012 in Kigali http://www.ricte.reb.rw/ Ineke’s keynote address on the second day:  ”ICT for Women’s Empowerment in Education: creating new paradigms of thinking, feeling and relating,” was well received. http://issuu.com/gracenetwork/docs/inekes_ricte_presentation        

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