Calls for Submissions and Participation

Online study of sexual communication and body image in women

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A request for participants for an online study of sexual communication and body image in women:

The University of Kansas and the University of Arkansas are interested in hearing about your experiences with sexual communication and body image. They are conducting a research study to better understand how women feel about their bodies and their experiences with sexual communication with partners.  Eligible participants will be women who are at least 18 years of age, and with Internet access.  

They’ve created an anonymous research survey, which may take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

If you choose to participate, the survey is entirely online here.

Please feel free to forward this email to friends, members of your organizations or groups, and/or colleagues who may be interested in learning more about this study. If you have additional questions about the study, please feel free to email Sonya Satinsky at or Kristen Jozkowski at

Call for applications: Ontario’s Sexual Violence Action Plan

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The Ontario Women’s Directorate is pleased to invite funding applications for two initiatives that support Ontario’s Sexual Violence Action Plan. Public Education Campaign - Phase Two: Draw-the-Line/ Traçons-les-limites

The Ontario Women's Directorate launches Phase Two: Draw-the-Line/ Traçons-les-limites

For more information, please visit their website.

Seeking Project Manager, FemNorthNet, CRIAW

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Deadline for application is Wednesday, September 19th, 4 p.m. EST.

CRIAW invites applications for a 2-3-day/week Project Manager to manage the FemNorthNet research project and its community leadership development initiative for underrepresented women in northern communities.

FemNorthNet explores the experiences of women with economic restructuring in Canadian northern communities. It is a Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Status of Women Canada funds the leadership development initiative through its Blueprints project.

This position is based in the CRIAW office in Ottawa.

Details of the Project Manager position are available on the CRIAW website.

Nobel Women's Initiative seeking two interns

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Closing date: September 15 2012

They’re looking for a dynamic ADVOCACY & POLICY INTERN who wants to learn more about how women’s rights organizations work and make a meaningful contribution to our advocacy and policy program.

They're also seeking an ONLINE MEDIA INTERN.

If you or someone you know are interested, please visit their website for information on qualifications, requirements, responsibilities, and how to apply!

Call for submissions: Making Menstruation Matter

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Making Menstruation Matter: 20th Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

Marymount Manhattan College

New York City

June 6-8, 2013

-How and why does menstruation matter?

-What is the role of the menstrual cycle in girls’ and women’s health, psychological wellbeing, development, social status, body image and sexuality across the lifespan?

-What can be done to remove the shame and secrecy about menstruation that continues to limit open conversation and the integration of the cycle into healthy embodiment?

Conference Highlights include:

-Appearance by feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem, the first recipient of SMCR’s Making Menstruation Matter Award

-Keynote by psychologist Jane Ussher, author of The Madness of Women: Myth and Experience (Routledge, 2011) & Managing the Monstrous Feminine: Regulating the Reproductive Body (Routledge, 2006)

-Plenaries on Public Health and the Menstrual Cycle and Using Social Media to Promote Menstrual Literacy

-Cutting-Edge Research Presentations

-Film Screenings

-The World’s 1st Ever Menstrual Poetry Slam

This multidisciplinary conference creates a space to engage these and related questions. Our members include physicians, nurses, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, women’s studies scholars, communications studies scholars, artists, literary and cultural critics, health educators, and menstrual activists.

Save the Date! June 6-8, 2013

Call for Abstracts: North American Refugee Health Conference 2013

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The planning committee welcomes you to submit a poster or oral abstract to the 2013 North American Refugee Health Conference. A limited number of workshops will also be considered.

The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. Health workers from many disciplines discuss the best health practices to optimize the care of refugee populations. We provide a forum for sharing up-to-date, evidence-based information, and a platform for research, advocacy and mobilization. The preliminary program is now available online.

The abstract acceptance deadline is December 3, 2012.  

For more important dates, abstract guidelines, registration details, and the preliminary program, please check the conference website.

Job opportunity at NNEWH (Toronto)

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The National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) is looking for a part-time Research Administrator (contract position until March 2013).
If interested, please find more details in the on-line posting (PDF).

The National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) is looking for a part-time Research Administrator (contract position until March 2013).

If interested, please find more details in the on-line posting (PDF).


Call for applications: Integrating Sex & Gender at the Laboratory Bench

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Deadline for applications: 15 November 2012  
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team in Gender, Environment & Health has sent out a CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to attend Integrating Sex & Gender at the Laboratory Bench: A "Concept Incubator" for Experimental Scientists
This meeting will be held in Toronto ON from 13-15 March 2013.  This meeting is funded by the CIHR Institute of Gender & Health.
They are seeking applications from researchers working in any field of basic experimental biomedical research in Canada who want to participate in a conversation about how we can appropriately account for sex and gender when undertaking laboratory-based research.  
For more information, please see the attached flyer, visit their website ( to download an application form, or email the organizers at
Applications are due on 15 November 2012.  Approximately 25 participants will be selected from among the applicants to attend the colloquium (as funding permits).  

CALL FOR PAPERS: Indigenous Mothering, Family and Community

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Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled Indigenous Mothering, Family and
Community: International Perspectives
Editors: Dr. D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Dr. Kim Anderson
The voices of Indigenous women worldwide have long been silenced by
colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent
generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that
their positions of respect within their families and communities might be
reclaimed. As part of this process of reinvigorating our spirits we are
compiling a volume exploring the issues surrounding and impacting

Request for proposals - How Gender Equality Programming Influences Humanitarian Outcomes

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UN Women, in collaboration with the IASC Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action, is commissioning a research study to assess how gender equality programming (GEP) influences humanitarian outcomes.  

While several studies have documented the negative consequences of gender-blind programming in emergencies, very few have looked for evidence that, conversely, the application of GEP has a demonstrable, positive impact on humanitarian outcomes.

Please find the RFP on UN Women's website.

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