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News: GrOW Research Bulletin, Issue No. 2

Our bi-monthly research bulletin highlights publications and research coming out of the GrOW Research Series, and features written contributions by Canadian international development scholars and practitioners. This issue includes an article by Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, and a reflection on the 2017 Annual Conference of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).

Issue No. 2, July 2017


Conference: Global Need for Formal Childcare Conference, August 11 at McGill University

This mini-conference will bring together stakeholders and scholars to focus on the tensions between women’s work and child care, particularly as they relate to formal child care and women’s outcomes. The event will highlight policy implications of research findings and will be relevant for academics as well as policy-makers and practitioners at local and international levels. Thematic sessions will be determined based on submissions.

Conference will take place on August 11, 2017. Registration is mandatory but there is no conference fee.

For more information visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/popcentre/research/cpd-team-research/conference-global-need-formal-child-care


Call for Proposals: Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health

Through the Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health are addressed in low- and middle-income countries.

Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in humanitarian contexts, notably among internally displaced and refugee populations, as well as innovations that improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, so that they are empowered and have greater influence over their lives and futures.

Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to CAD $100,000 for up to 12– 18 months to develop and test the proposed innovation. Deadline to submit a proposal is August 3, 2017.

For more information about this competition, visit: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/funding-opportunities/


Call for Submissions: Data2x Big Data for Gender Challenge

Data2X, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is pleased to announce the Big Data for Gender Challenge. Researchers are encouraged to 1) use a combination of digital and conventional data sources to conduct gender analysis on a specific research question, or to 2) submit proposals for building practical tools to monitor the well-being of women and girls over time. Applicants can submit proposals for prizes of $100,000 or $50,000. Deadline to submit an application is July 7, 2017.

For more information about this competition, visit: http://data2x.org/big-data-gender-challenge/


Call for papers: GrOW Research Series

We are now accepting manuscript submissions for the GrOW Research Working Paper Series on women’s economic empowerment and economic growth. Submitting your paper to the series does not preclude you from eventually submitting your work for consideration in a scholarly journal, as you will retain full copyrights to your manuscript. Please note that for the current round of submissions, only papers associated with GrOW projects will be accepted to the series.

For more information, view our official call for papers: GrOW Research Series - Call for Working Papers


Event: Canadian Tour for Women’s Health and Rights, hosted by Inter Pares, Global Affairs Canada and Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health

With support from Global Affairs Canada, Inter Pares is bringing two representatives from Likhaan to Canada on a tour to talk about their work promoting women’s health and rights, and meet with people and groups doing related work in Canada. The tour will visit five cities from May 23 – June 1, and hold a public event in each. These events are free. Spaces are limited.

For more information and to RSVP visit: https://interpares.ca/news/womens-health-womens-rights-philippines-canada-and-beyond


News: GrOW Research Bulletin, Issue No. 1

Our bi-monthly news bulletin highlights publications and research coming out of the GrOW Research Series. View our latest issue today!

Issue No. 1, May 2017


Call for papers: Global Need for Formal Childcare Conference, McGill University

This mini-conference will bring together stakeholders and scholars to focus on the tensions between women’s work and child care, particularly as they relate to formal child care and women’s outcomes. The event will highlight policy implications of research findings and will be relevant for academics as well as policy-makers and practitioners at local and international levels. We invite research from all disciplinary and methodological perspectives including empirical and theoretical contributions. Research from all geographic areas will be considered, although we are especially interested in work in resource poor settings. Thematic sessions will be determined based on submissions. Conference will take place on August 11, 2017.

Deadline to submit an abstract is May 15, 2017.

For more information visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/popcentre/research/cpd-team-research/conference-global-need-formal-child-care


Event: Open Online Lecture Series on Care Economy, hosted by UN Women

UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce registration for the Open Online Lecture Series on Care Economy. A series of open webinars to enhance awareness and understanding on the critical place care work occupies in development, as well as the need to create policies aimed at creating a fair and equal social organization of care to advance human development, gender equality and women’s empowerment. Event will take place throughout May and June 2017.

For more information visit: https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/mod/data/view.php?d=6&rid=5716&lang=en