[EDEQUITY] Visiting Scholars: UN INSTRAW

From: INSTRAW (instraw.hq.sd@codetel.net.do)
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 15:07:14 EST

This message was forward by Ambika Kapur of the Gender Healthy Schools in
Boston and Cambridge, MA

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to acquaint you with the United Nations International
Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
and its new Gender Awareness Information and Networking System (GAINS).
GAINS is an internet based system that will serve at the global level in
the production, management and dissemination of knowledge and
information on critical issues and trends from a gender perspective. The
prototype of GAINS was launched at the Special Session of the General
Assembly "Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the
twenty first century", also known as Beijing +5 (New York, June 2000).
For more information on GAINS, I would like to invite you to visit our
web site at www.un-instraw-gains.org.

GAINS will operate through a series of global networks of gender
researchers, trainers, information technology specialists and women's
organizations. These networks will serve as a permanent and dynamic
"virtual workshop" that will produce, exchange, manage and disseminate
gender related knowledge and information.

As a global institute for gender research and training, INSTRAW welcomes
visiting scholars who are on sabbatical to come to the Institute's
headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to conduct research
on topics of relevance to the international gender and development
agenda. In 2001, INSTRAW will be initiating global "collaborative"
research projects in a number of areas, including: a) theorizing o
violence against women, b) gender and information technologies (IT), c)
women and conflict resolution, d) the role of men in promoting gender
equality. Visiting scholars can work on these research projects or any
other related to the critical areas of concern identified by the
international community at Beijing +5. We are now looking at developing
innovative methodologies and break new ground in conducting such
research and training through new information technologies.

If you or other scholars in your university are interested in joining us
in 2001 please get in touch with me at estamiris@un-instraw-gains.org so
that we can discuss this further. I would also like to encourage you to
join our Platform for Research on Women and Gender Issues, through
collaborative research projects will be conducted. Attached is more
information on this Platform and an application form for joining it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,
Eleni Stamiris
United Nations INSTRAW
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: (809) 685-2111
Fax: (809) 685-2117

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