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(1) Call for Contributors to Issue 28 of Policy and Practice

Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 28 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review which is on the theme: 'The Development, Conflict and Security Nexus: Theory and Practice'. This issue is focusing on the securitisation of development, the increasing numbers of conflict situations, and their effects on society, people, democracy and world stability. We are particularly looking at how conflict is approached through education, particularly Development Education and related sectors such as Human Rights Education and Peace Education. Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com. The submission date for commissioned articles is Friday, 14 December 2018. 

(2) Ireland's 3rd National Action action plan on Women, Peace and Security - Call for Public Submissions

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, represented by the Conflict Resolution Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will lead the development of Ireland’s Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda is based on UN Resolution 1325, and related resolutions, which recognise the different affects that conflict has on women and girls. To help inform the development of Ireland’s Third National Action Plan, DFAT is issuing an open invitation for submissions to the Consultation Document, found on our webpage. All submissions on the development of Ireland’s Third National Action Plan are welcome, in particular from women, girls, men and boys who have been affected by conflict, living on the island of Ireland and national and international civil society representatives and organisations who are working on this issue. Submissions should be made in writing, in English or Irish and should not exceed 2,000 words. Submissions should be emailed to wpsconsultation@dfa.ie or sent by post to Women Peace and Security Consultation, Conflict Resolution Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 79-80 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. The closing date for submissions is Friday Friday 14 December 2018. For any queries related to Ireland’s National Action Plan, or the Public Consultation, please contact wpsconsultation@dfa.ie. Should you wish to unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time, please also email wpsconsultation@dfa.ie.

(3)  Registration open for Global Citizen Award

The GCA recognises and encourages international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. Apply today! The GCA is about: Promoting The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Global Justice; Highlighting the interdependence of the Global North and the Global South; Critically reflecting on global social justice issues; Global Solidarity; Change-Making; Advocacy and awareness raising. Who is it for?: All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing your award to be reflective, without restriction, on when you went volunteering. What will I get from it?: Champion global justice issues that your are passionate about; Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development; Social media, advocacy and reflective post writing skills; Network and make connections with like-minded people; Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network. The Global Citizen Award is funded by Irish Aid and EIL Intercultural Learning and supported by 23 partner volunteer sending organisations. If you are a change-maker and passionate about awareness-raising actions, register to participate.

(4) ActionAid Speech Writing Competition 2019 Now Open

Entries are now open for the ActionAid Speech Writing Competition 2019 to all young people aged 14-17 across Ireland. Young people choose a topic related to sustainable development and gender equality to write a speech on issues that matter to them. Find out more. Closing date: 18 January 2019.