1458 telephone number for assistance to flooded areas in RS

21.5.2014.

 1458 telephone number for assistance to flooded areas in  Republika  Srpska. 

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December 27, 2013
  

 

Mediterranean Women's Fund for NGOs

October 16, 2013

Deadline: rolling basis
Open to: women’s organisation based in the Mediterranean region
Grant: there is no indication in regards of the allocated budget for projects.

The Mediterranean Women’s Fund (MWF) was created in January 2008 through the initiative of women who have been involved for many years in promoting women’s rights in the Mediterranean region. Starting from their experiences of trying to finance their projects or those of other associations in Algeria, France, Turkey, Morocco and in Palestine, they have found that it is necessary to create a structure in order to provide financial support for the women’s rights movement in the region.

The Fund is based on the ethical principles of equality, of secularism and of respect for human beings and for the environment, as well as an engagement to promote peace. It is also based on international legislation concerning human rights and also on a holistic vision of society supported by the women’s movement around the world.

In general, MWF’s goal is to strengthen women’s movements and also to build transnational networks, which could further enhance the political, social and economic positions of women in the region. The main goal of the Fund is to sponsor projects targeting the issue of gender equality in the region and, in particular,

·        Capacity building of women’s organisations

·        Regional women’s networks

·        Activities raising awareness about violence against women

·        Leadership by young women

·        Advocacy and action for women’s rights

Additionally, the Fund develops specific themes for each of the interested countries in collaboration with its partner organisations. In doing so, the Fund wants to ensure that the most pressing issues are addressed in relation to the political context of each of the relevant countries.

Eligibility
Applicants must be from a women’s organisation based in the Mediterranean region. Organisations must be directed and governed by women, although the association could have male members. The applicant must demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and women’s human rights.

Priority is given to organisations with less than 5 years of experience in fundraising, organisations with no other funding or that cannot access governmental funding schemes, organisations based in country that receive little financial support from main development agencies and organisations that raise issues concerning to women’s rights.

The Fund does not support individuals seeking for scholarships, organisations without a clear focus on women’s rights, for-profit organisations and charity, international organisations applying in partnership with local organisations, governmental bodies and organisations affiliated to political groups.

Grant
There is no indication in regards of the allocated budget for projects
. Each application is studied individually.

Application
First of all, applicants should download the Request for Information Form from HERE . They will be asked to fill in a 2-page document with basic information about your organisation, its history, its main goals and a brief description of the proposed activities. Only selected applicants will be invited to submit an application (further information will be given to successful candidates). The Fund will assess proposals within 3 weeks.

Application can be sent all over the year since there are no specific deadlines. For further information, v¡please visit the official website.

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2013/09/16/mediterranean-womens-fund-for-ngos/#ixzz2f4XUhdDe

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University of Lausanne

August 20, 2013
To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Programmes concerned

Candidates must choose a Master's programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine, Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy, Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education. The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

Amount and duration of the grant

The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.

Required conditions

  •     The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
  •     The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.


Selection procedure

Candidates complete the "UNIL Master’s Grant" form and submit their application to the Office for socio-cultural affairs http://www.unil.ch/sasc (SASC, Unicentre, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, info.sasc@unil.ch) by 15 December 2013 at the latest. The application is examined by the University Rectorate to determine whether the candidate is admissible. In the event of a positive decision, the application is forwarded by the SASC to the UNIL Faculty responsible for the Master’s on which the candidate wishes to be enrolled. The Faculty selects applications and notifies the SASC of its opinion based on the candidate’s qualities, motivation and suitability for the Master’s programme. The SASC forwards shortlisted applications to the selection committee which will award grants to students meeting all criteria according to the available budget.

Decisions are not open to appeal.

Selection criteria

The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.

Application deadline for autumn semester 2014 and spring semester 2015

Applications must be submitted to the Office for socio-cultural affairs before 15 December 2013.

Documents

pdf Frequently asked questions (94 Kb)

pdf Application form (2731 Kb)

pdf Regulations (229 Kb)

For further information visit the official website.

 

Scholarships for postgraduate studies

August 20, 2013
Scholarships for nationals of Western Balkans fot the acadmic year 2013-2014, Republic of Slovenia

Scholarships for postgraduate studies in the field of natural sciences, technology or medicine are available for nationals of Western Balkans. They are awarded from academic year 2013/2014 onwards till the end of the individual study programme.

The subject-matter of the call for applications is the award of scholarship to the nationals of Western Balkans for postgraduate studies in natural science, technology or medicine at educational institutions in the Republic of Slovenia for individual level of education, more precisely for:

Master studies (second level),

Doctoral studies.

The scholarship will be awarded for:

living costs; in the total amount of EUR 8.400,00 for each study year;

and - tuition fee; the maximum granted amount of yearly scholarship for tuition fee for an individual year of study according to this call for applications shall amount to 100% of tuition fee, but not more than EUR 3,000.00 for individual study year.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 20, 2013.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

 

In Geneva presented 4th and 5th Report of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the CEDAW

July 21, 2013

Delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina composed of representatives from the Gender Equality Agency of BiH, Gender Centre of the Republic of  Srpska, Gender Centre of the Federation of BiH and the Commission for Gender Equality of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, participated in the 55th session of the CEDAW Committee at the United Nations in Geneva. Report of Bosnia and Herzegovina was considered on July, 19.2013, where members of the BiH delegation had the opportunity to present results of the fourth and fifth Report of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) and answer questions about the state of women's rights and gender equality in law and practice, as well as measures taken in BiH to fulfill obligations under the CEDAW. The conclusions and recommendations of the CEDAW Committee will be provided to all institutional and non-institutional partners, and will be presented to the Government and the National Assembly of the of the Republic of Srpska in the fourth quarter of 2013.

More about CEDAW and reports on CEDAW Convention can be found on our website at the following link: http://www.vladars.net/sr-SP-Cyrl/Vlada/centri/gendercentarrs/Pages/CEDAW_-_Konvencija_o_ukidanju_svih_oblika_diskriminacije_zena.aspx

Promotional campaign “Youth through the Prism of Gender Equality”

Jun 25, 2013

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In August 2012, Gender Center –Center for Gender Equity and Equality of the Republic of Srpska Government has started implementation of project “Youth through the Prism of Gender Equality”, supported by UN WOMEN. The main goal of the project is to raise awareness of young people in regarding better understanding of gender discrimination and stereotypes, through the promotion of gender equality in all spheres of life, in an innovative and interesting way. In accordance with that, the project activities include development of this web portal, as the place for young people to find all information on gender equality, as well as to interactively participate in exchange of opinions and attitudes regarding this issue. The idea was to enable young people through the forum and social networks to express their attitudes and facilitate mutual communication concerning the issues of gender equality, as well as other topics of interest for the youth.During the project implementation, we conducted a research and developed analysis “Women and ICT – Possibilities and Availability in Republic of Srpska”, we created web portal “Ravnopravno”, and printed promotional info graphic poster.  Results of the project were presented to citizens of 6 cities in Republic of Srpska, through promotional campaign and gave great results.

We visited 6 cities in RS (Banja Luka, Doboj, Prnjavor, Brod, Kozarska Dubica and Foca) in period April – June. Presentations were held in local elementary schools, high schools, NGO and municipal premises. We have established excellent cooperation with the representatives of these institutions as well as with representatives of the Ombudsman for Children of RS, who have been our partner during campaign.

During promotional campaign we inform directly 358 people of activities of project “Youth through the prism of gender equality”, portal “Ravnopravno”, and distributed large amount of promotional material.

Week of women in RS

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8. March - International Women's Day

Gender centre – Centre for gender equality of the Government of Republika Srpska is organizing “Week of women in RS, 8 March - International Women's Day (04-08.03.2013.)”. On this occasion we have organized various events and visits to women’s associations, Safe houses and women entrepreneurs across Republika Srpska.

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Center for Gender Equity and Equality of Republika Srpska

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August 15, 2012

Campaign “Youth through the Prism of Gender Equality”

In August 2012, Gender Center –Center for Gender Equity and Equality of the RepublikaSrpska Government has started implementation of project “Youth through the Prism of Gender Equality”, supported by UN WOMEN. The project will be implemented in the area of RepublikaSrpska in the period of 12 months.
The main goal of the project is to raise awareness of young people in regarding better understanding of gender discrimination and stereotypes, through the promotion of gender equality in all spheres of life, in an innovative and interesting way. In accordance with that, the project activities include development of Internet portal as the place for young people to find all information on gender equality, as well as to interactively participate in exchange of opinions and attitudes regarding this issue.
In addition, the idea is to enable young people through the forum and social networks to express their attitudes and facilitate mutual communication concerning the issues of gender equality, as well as other topics of interest for the youth. The portal will provide to the young people various useful information regarding summer schools, camps, volunteer opportunities, concerts, theater plays and other information that will be created in accordance with the needs of this population.

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Campaign “EQUALITY for Rural Women!” 2012

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October 15, 2012

Marking October 15 – the International Day of Rural Women and Campaign “EQUALITY for Rural Women!” 2012

Rural women have important role in economic survival of the family and community. However, they receive none or almost no recognition for their efforts, as they are often denied access to fruits of their labor or benefits of the development process...

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