YEAR 1, NUMBER 2, 11 MAY 2008

YEAR 1, NUMBER 2, 11 MAY 2008

global alliance

GALE starts up in Latin America

In March, GALE organized a small meeting in Lima to discuss the preparation of her Latin American and Caribbean activities. Before the meeting, a quick scan of educational interventions and interest in GALE had started. A strategy meeting is planned in Mexico City, 29-31 July. »>

call for articles

Deadline for SUR Journal: 1 June

The HR University Network and ISHR invite contributions to be published in a special issue on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of Sur, the International Journal on Human Rights. The deadline for submission is 1 June 2008. Papers submitted after that date may be considered for later issues. »>

local news

Canada: IDAHO for healthcare

The Canadian Fondation Émergence chose healthcare as a theme for IDAHO (the International Day Against Homophobia) in 2008. Some people continue to think that homosexuality is a mental disorder while others mistakenly believe that it can be cured. »>

new materials

The GLSEN Lunchbox

The GLSEN Lunchbox is a plastic box with a series of suggestions on how to carry out training to educators and community members about making schools safer and more affirming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. »>


Human rights monitoring course

The University of Nottingham runs an annual summer school on the theme of “Human Rights Monitoring” in June 2008. The dates are 16-20 June and the course will focus on the reporting process of the United Nations Treaty Bodies and individual communications procedures. »>

alliance news

GALE Asia plans two projects

The Asian strategy group of GALE met from 28 till 30 January in Chiang Mai, Thailand to design concrete projects for regional and local implementation. GALE starts this year with two projects in Asia: a quick scan and a storytelling project. »>

call for case studies

Women challenge fundamentalism

The Association for Women's Rights in Development is gathering insights into the workings of religious fundamentalist movements and previously undocumented strategies employed by women's rights activists to successfully challenge them. AWID intends to share the selected case studies with women's rights activists around the world. »>