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181. European Court rules that Portugal violated Freedom of Expression of Women on Waves

The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that article10, that guarantees the freedom of expression, was violated when the Portuguese government send warships to prevent the Women on Waves ship from entering Portugal in 2004. 

2009-02-04 22:44:49 / 919 readings

182. Protest Letter Reached Presidents of Georgia and Russia

GenderMediaCaucasus Journalists' Association organized in December the International Conference on War and Media.  The Conference participants adopted the Appeal to the Presidents of Russia and Georgia, demanding the start of direct negotiations. The Appeal was adopted on December 20, 2008, it was open for signing during one month, until January 20. Four hundred persons from 21 countries of the world signed it. Thanks so much to all of you who supported the action.

2009-02-03 21:07:57 / 1300 readings

183. Abortion film wins BBC Four award

Drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days has been named as this year's BBC Four World Cinema Award winner. The film, directed by Romanian Cristian Mungiu, follows two female friends from his home country after one becomes pregnant and wants an illegal abortion.

2009-02-02 14:23:13 / 923 readings

184. Czech EU Presidency to Focus on Human Rights Protection?

A number of events focused on human rights protection and support for gender equality will be held within the Czech Republic's EU presidency in the first half of 2009, Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Dzamila Stehlikova (Greens, SZ) said.

2009-01-31 21:42:09 / 911 readings

185. A Call for Signature to Support Training on Gender Violence Prevention in Spain

Let’s eradicate Gender Violence by training educational professionals. The law against Gender Violence sets out its inclusion into teacher training, as an essential requisite for its eradication. Universities are not currently applying the law. We demand that it be included into the new university training programmes for educational professionals.

2009-01-31 20:00:56 / 895 readings

186. In Island World's First Openly Gay Leader, to Take Power in Iceland

Johanna Sigurdardottir, 66, is to become interim leader until new elections are held in May following the fall of the administration of Geir Haarde amid huge public protests about the country's economic crisis.

2009-01-31 19:48:42 / 871 readings

187. CEDAW Diary 2009

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) has published a Diary for the year 2009 with the Convention of Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as its central theme! This publication, marking 30 years since the adoption of the Convention of Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by the UN General Assembly in December 1979, aims to raise awareness on the only comprehensive international treaty guaranteeing women’s human rights and the prevention of discrimination against women. 

2009-01-28 20:58:45 / 989 readings

188. YWCA of Albania Reaches Out to Female Prisoners

Female prisoners are often considered the most difficult prison population to manage. The stigma attached to female prisoners leaves them vulnerable to discriminatory care and support services while imprisoned. The stigma continues on release of their prison sentence as they struggle to reintegrate back into their communities.

2009-01-27 18:18:48 / 974 readings

189. Do You Want to Have a Leading Role in Promoting Women's Rights Around the World?

Mama Cash is seeking to appoint a Director of Development and Communications, based in Amsterdam, who is an experienced, entrepreneurial development professional with a proven track record in fundraising. The new Director will also lead Mama Cash through a state of the art online communications strategy to increase the awareness of the organisation as well as the mobility of its donors.

2009-01-27 16:52:35 / 841 readings

190. Gender Equality Prize

"The ‘Equality Prize’ was instituted to reward political parties that are committed to promoting gender equality in politics", explains Lluís Maria de Puig, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

2009-01-21 20:55:52 / 765 readings

191. 'Concern' over STIs among Women

Rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young women in Scotland are of "particular concern", a new report has warned.

2009-01-19 14:48:35 / 845 readings

192. Czech Republic - Disagreements on New Anti-Discrimination Directive Proposal

NGO position on the new Anti-Discrimination Directive Proposal in Czech Republic drastically differs from the position of the government.  Alexandra Jachanova Dolezelova from Gender Studies Center from Prague sent us an article on the proposal of new antidiscrimination directive and the position of the Czech Republic towards it which we are publishing below.

2009-01-05 16:48:34 / 979 readings

193. Appeal to the Presidents of Russia and Georgia

The Fifth International Conference of journalists, Gender and Media, War and Peace: Challenges and Overcoming was held in Tbilisi on Dec. 16-20. The conference adopted the Appeal to the presidents of Russia and Georgia demanding from them direct negotiations which is open for signing.

2008-12-28 17:41:15 / 1113 readings


Spirituality, religiosity and secular lives. Feminist challenges for theory and practice. Postgraduate course. Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia

25-29 May 2009.

2008-12-04 13:02:53 / 994 readings

195. Paying for Sex Became a Criminal Offence in Norway

The Norwegian Parliament has voted in favour of making payment for sexual acts a criminal offence in order to protect vulnerable women and children. The law passed with 44 votes in favour and 28 against and will come into effect on January 1, 2009.

2008-11-22 07:45:31 / 1279 readings
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