Despite numerous differences in the experience of transition processes in Armenia and Poland, closer investigation reveals that similarities exist, especially as regards gender issues. It therefore seems worth creating conditions to share good practices and building cooperation between our countries. The meeting was coordinated by Dr Jemma Hasratian, from Gender Studies from Yerevan University and Dr Beata Kowalska, Jagiellonian University, Poland and funded by the British Embassies in Poland and in Armenia.
During the third and most recent session of the Institute in Varna, Bulgaria(October 1-5,2005), participants engaged in three days of intensive small group collaboration - working on arguments for two hypothetical women's rights cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Both hypotheticals involved multiple issues of trafficking, sex slavery,rape, domestic violence, emergency contraception, sex discrimination, right to privacy, and ethnic discrimination. Institute participants composed an application to the court, responded to state answers to that application, and participated in a moot court session where they argued both sides of the case.
The United States Ambassador to Poland, Victor Ashe, visited the headquaters of NEWW/NEWW-Polska in Gdansk in September 1st, 2005.
Seminar, that summarised the half-year project and launched the Report - the local analysis of Gender Budget and women's situation in Gdańsk, took place in March 18-19 in Sopot, Poland.
Letters in Czech, Bulgarian and Slovak that consider the meeting on February 28 - to march 11th, on Beijing Platform for Action and the Outcome of the Twenty - Third Special Session of the General Assembly can be found on our web-page and send to the goverment of those countries.
In Ohrid, Macedonia from the 12th to 16th February 18 women from Central and Eastern Europe met to learn to write efficiently, informatively and interestingly for the web.
The Network of East-West Women cordially invites you to a gathering for members and friends who will be in New York for the CSW and Beijing+10 meetings.
The European Chapter of the International Asociation for Feminist Economics - IAFFE-Europe - organized an International Conference on Central and Eastern Europe: A feminist economic dialogue on transition and EU - enlargement in Budapest, January 21-22nd 2005.
Beijing+10 listserve is a list for individuals and NGOs from CEE/CIS region who are interested in contributing to and/or participating in the 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)that will take place between 28 February to 11 March 2005 in New York.
On 2nd December 2004 at the European Parliament a Public Hearing on 'The enlarged EU and its agenda for a wider Europe: What consideration for gender equality' took place. Organised by WIDE and based on 5 official regional reports, it gave the clear view over the women's situation in Europe.