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EiE Events around International Women's Day 2024

26 February - 31 March 2024
Students in class at the Kurakano School in Niger
Credit: GPE, Niger, July 2021

8 March is International Women's Day!

In celebration, many INEE partners have planned events to advocate for increased awareness of gender inequality in education and to promote gender-responsive education. Below are listed, in chronological order, a few events that are relevant to gender equity, girls’ education, and education in emergencies around  International Women's Day. If you would like to include any additional events on this list, please reach out to

Wednesday, 28 February, 2024

Unpacking the Realities of GBV through a Feminist Lens in Palestine


28 February, 2024 at 9am ET


Webinar: Unpacking the Realities of GBV through a Feminist Lens in Palestine

Join GlobalDev4Palestine and incredible experts, Kifaya Khraim, Dr. Nahed Habiballah, and Dr. Gabriella Nassif for a discussion on confronting gender-based violence (GBV) against Palestinian women, girls, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. They will center the voices of Palestinian and Arab women and challenge western discourse that perpetuates the problematic framing of GBV against them. The panelists will expose the detrimental consequences of such narratives, igniting a call to action for justice and accountability.

Thursday, 7 March, 2024

Still Waiting for the Sky to Close: Women’s Organizations at the Frontline of the Ukrainian Crisis Two Years On  
Thursday, 7 March, 2024 at 10am ET

Hosted by VOICE and HIAS, and with the participation and insight of local women’s rights organizations, this webinar will bring women’s rights leaders from Ukraine and across the region together in dialogue to shed light on what they need to remain sustainable, as well as their priority concerns for refugee and war-displaced women and girls and other marginalized communities.

This webinar will be in English and Ukrainian with Ukrainian<>English interpretation available.

#SheDares Stories: Amplifying Women's Voices
Women for Women International
7 March, 2024 at 1pm EST 

Join Women for Women International on March 7th for #SheDares Stories: Amplifying Women's Voices, a virtual panel discussion about the lives of courageous women across Sudan, Afghanistan, and Palestine who are daring to stand up for their rights and bring change — even in the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.  

Tuesday, 12 March, 2024

“Power, Practice, and Potential: Social Protection and Adolescent Girls” 

Population Council

Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 at 9am ET


“Power, Practice, and Potential: Social Protection and Adolescent Girls”

Girls’ economic wellbeing is critical to their overall wellbeing and safe transitions to adulthood. Social protection can turn the tide for adolescent girls by allowing families to invest in their health and education. There is particular promise in integrated social protection, such as the combination of cash transfers linked to additional services or programming. Open to the public, this event will feature a presentation of a systematic review on the impact of social protection on adolescent girls, case studies on successful cash-plus programs, and a panel discussion between government representatives, bi-laterals, multi-laterals, and researchers. The event is co-hosted by the Population Council’s GIRL Center, UNICEF, and the Cash Transfer and IPV Research Collaborative.

Wednesday, 13 March, 2024

Launch: Intersections between Violence against Children and Violence against Women - Global Research Priorities

13 March, 2024 10:00 AM EST


Join UNICEF, WHO, and the SVRI, for the launch of the publication “Intersections between violence against children and violence against women: Global research priorities”. There is a growing global recognition that violence against women and violence against children, intersect in different ways. Establishing research priorities that focus on the intersections that exist between these two forms of violence is important to help advance our understanding of how to address these intersections in a more structured way and help measure progress to fill evidence gaps. Produced jointly by UNICEF, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), this report describes the process adopted to determine the priorities for research on the intersections between violence against children and violence against women, and covers the top 10 research questions identified. During this webinar we will be discussing the report briefs and exploring insights from partners who work at the intersection of these two forms of violence.

Monday, 18 March, 2024

Devex Leader Roundtable: The Gender Equality Edition


18 March, 2024 at 12pm ET | 6pm CET


the gender edition

This roundtable, coinciding with International Women's Month and the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women meeting, will explore strategies for promoting the rights of women and girls in challenging contexts. The event will focus on:

  • Scalable solutions for advancing gender equality.
  • The impact of upcoming global elections on gender issues.
  • Reproductive rights and their importance in gender equality.
  • Engaging men and boys in gender initiatives.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2024

The Right to Education for Women and Girls Affected by Displacement and Crisis: Exploring International Obligations, Innovations and Good Practices

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

19 March, 2024 at 9:00am ET


The Right to Education for Women and Girls Affected by Displacement and Crisis: Exploring International Obligations, Innovations and Good Practices

This panel will explore the ways and means by which innovations are developed to ensure refugee and displaced women and girls and those living in crisis affected settings have access to quality, gender equitable, and internationally recognized education that will open further opportunities for durable solutions, upward mobility, and viable livelihoods. It will consider models that seek to reach populations denied education – due to crisis, war, displacement or discrimination – from a human rights perspective, as a legally enshrined obligation of the international community, and as a means to achieving gender equality and reducing poverty.

Thursday, 21 March, 2024

Interactive Masterclass: Engage & Envision: Harnessing Photography in Participatory Research

Period Posse Presents

21 March, 2024 at 8:00am ET


Led by Dr. Sara Baumann, this Masterclass will provide insights and instruction on using photography-based methodologies to gain novel insights in menstruation-focused research.