One week Training Course on Women's Studies For Participants from Middle East, West and Central Asia 19 - 24 July 2003 The first training course on women's studies will be held in July 2003 for a period of one week in Tehran by the Institute for Women's Studies and Research, a non-governmental organization based in Tehran that works to promote the status of the women in Iran and the region. The Institute has been the first non-governmental organization in shaping and drafting the women's studies course in Iran (this course is now taught in three main universities of Iran at BA level). This short course will be a six-day training course that will be held at the office of the Institute for Women's Studies and Research. The course is open to both Iranians and non-Iranians living in the Middle East and West and Central Asia. The professors of the course have been selected from the prominent professors. Those interested in attending the course should apply in written through email and they should attach their own CV. The participants should have a MS degree in one of the related disciplines or should prove that she or he has been working in a non-governmental organization for the past three years, or can use the knowledge obtained from the course in her or his work (as a government staff or journalists). The participants in the course should pass two pre- and post- tests, and they will be offered a certificate of attendance at the course. The participants should be registered and pay an amount of 500 US$ that should be paid through bank transfer. This fee covers the accommodation and training registration and materials. The course will be held in English. It means that the professor speaks in English and the training materials are offered in English. The participants should know English well (to write, speak and read) and this point should be mentioned in their application letter. The main goal for holding this training course is to familiarize the participants with the women's studies and its achievements in different fields. The contents of the training sessions are as follows: history of women's movement in the world, general information about the feminism, women's Studies and other disciplines (history, sociology, and psychology), debate on special issues of women in the region, women's rights, non-governmental organizations and women's issues. Activists of women's rights and representatives of non-governmental organizations, women managers of the governments in the region, students of all related fields, journalists and other persons interested in the issue can apply to attend at the course. The participants should be from one of the following mentioned countries in Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Asia and the Caucasus: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara and Yemen. For the selection of the participants, a gender and geographical balance will be observed. The course will be held with a minimum of 12 persons and a maximum of 20 people. If the course can not reach to its optimum minimum of 12 persons, it will be canceled for the summer, and will be held in another time during the next fall or winter. Those who have requested and accepted will be informed in due time. Those interested to attend at the course, should send his or her curriculum vitae before the end of March 2003, with a cover letter that shows why they are interested in attending the course via email (email@example.com). The requests will be studied by the scientific board of the Institute, and if accepted, they will be informed duly so that the participants can start the visa process and transfer of training fee. The Institute offers no fellowship for this course, however participants can request for a fellowship from their university or non-governmental organizations or other international organizations. The Institute will issue a letter of initial acceptance during the second week of April for those who are accepted and would like to profit from a grant or fellowship. Institute for Women's Studies and Research (IWSR) 23 West Nahid, Vali-e Asr Ave., In front of Mellat Park, Tehran 19677-56713, Iran Telephone : 00 98 21 205 06 94 Fax : 00 98 21 204 52 89 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.iwsr.org ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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