Communications Roundup – November 23 – 27, 2020

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Did you know?

  • This Wednesday, November 25th was International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day that marks the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic   

Online events

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  • Watch CPDE and EU Development Co-operation webinar titled “Towards a convincing evidence base to enhance effective development cooperation.”  
  • Watch UN Women official commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:  
  • 27 November 2020 at 2-3:30PM (DHK) / 3-4:30PM (MNL) Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) is holding “Migrant issues through their lens” – Video showing and discussion on migrants’ issues and demands in Asia Pacific. Register here:  
  • 30 November at  6:30AM Argentina / 10:30AM Rabat / 11:30AM Cairo / 6:30 PM Philippines
    The Arab NGO Network for Development is holding the 2020 Southern Neighborhood Policy Seminar as part of the Majalat initiative, which aims to create a space for constructive dialogue at the regional level between the European Union and civil society organizations in the Southern Neighborhood region. For more information:   To register:  
  • 30 November at 12PM Argentina / 4PM Belgium / 11PM Philippines 
    The UN Mission of Austria, Light for the World and the International Disability Alliance are hosting this side event at COSP 13 Turning the Table: Capacities of Women and Girls with Disabilities to Implement the SDGs and Respond to COVID-19. Register here 


  • The International Trade Union Confederation is pressing for urgent and large-scale investment in rapid antigen testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, in order to bring the pandemic under control.  
  • In light of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, CONCORD reflects on the state of gender equality in their article ‘The will is there, but can the Gender Action Plan III pave the way to a gender-equal world?’  
  • A new report from Citizens for Financial Justices called Gambling with Our Lives exposes the impact of our over-reliance on the private financial sector to solve two of the most urgent emergencies of our time – the health and climate crises. Gambling with Our Lives:   
  • The GPEDC reflects on how a once-in-a-century pandemic is shaping partners’ efforts toward the effectiveness principles, and how the UN system can respond in their paper, Multilateralism in a time of COVID-19: A ‘perspectives’ paper of the Global Partnership  
  • Youth in Haiti, supported by Partners for Resilience, have launched a campaign to hold political leaders accountable for climate change action and developed plans to deal with climate change and to restore degraded ecosystems in their area. They presented their plans to the local government who is now happy to support the measures they proposed. Watch the video here:  
  • OECD released a policy brief titled ‘Response, recovery and prevention in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in developing countries: Women and girls on the frontlines’ which focuses on how to ensure that a gender lens is well-integrated through response, recovery, and prevention efforts to COVID-19 in development co-operation. 

Call for Projects

  • Call for Abstracts: From the Working Group on Conflict and Fragility: Policy Research on Development Effectiveness of the Triple Nexus, deadline 30 November 2020 (EN/FR/SP):  
  • World Justice Project launched a Call for Application to The World Justice Challenge 2021 for initiatives addressing Rule of Law challenges amid Covid-19. Apply until 11 December 2020:  
  • Black Sea NGO Forum launched a Call for Abstracts for the “Building Knowledge for CSO Cooperation in the Black Sea Region” Articles Series: 10 articles on topics related to regional cooperation, CSO leadership, and CSO resilience in the region during crisis. Apply until 15 December 2020:  

Good reads

  • Grassroots aid grows in middle-income Chile, as COVID-19 drives new needs:   
  • Read this article on the necessity of addressing self-care in the peacebuilding and human rights fields:
  • Colombia witnesses a massive national strike led by labour and progressive movements demanding President Ivan Duque respond immediately to the serious situations faced by the citizens of the country 
  • Afghanistan donor summit: Aid shortfalls loom as emergency needs rise: 

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