2006 NEWW Board of Director’s Elections

News author: Malgorzata Tarasiewicz
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2006-02-23 15:17:55 / News read 2965 reading
NEWW is now accepting nominations for the 2006 NEWW International Steering Committee (ISC) elections. Participation in the nominating process and elections for the 2006 ISC is open to all NEWW members.

If you are not yet a member of NEWW, please complete our membership sign-up form located on NEWW-Polska’s web page ( and send your membership dues (if applicable) to the Gdansk NEWW office prior to nominating candidates or voting.

Over the last 15 years, NEWW has grown into a large network of feminist activists and organizations in the U.S. and the CEE/NIS. NEWW’s mission is to support the growth of grassroots women’s movements in the CEE/NIS through educational and informational exchanges, dialogue, and networking.

Our 2005 and 2006 projects included the Gender Budget project, the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute, NEWW On-line, the Book and Journal Project, and informal consultations and support to women’s organizations throughout the CEE/NIS region. NEWW works closely with members of the international donor community, governmental and intra-governmental organizations and other non-profits focused on women’s issues in the CEE/NIS.

NEWW’s International Steering Committee is comprised of 17 members; 11 of whom are from CEE/NIS and 6 from the U.S. NEWW’s ISC is a mix of elected and appointed members: 10 members are elected by the current NEWW membership and 7 are appointed by the newly elected ISC.

We are asking all NEWW members to submit names of those individuals you would like to nominate to the NEWW International Steering Committee by March 5, 2006. This is an opportunity to bring your representatives into the decision-making process of our organization.

Nominations should be sent to Gosia Tarasiewicz at In the subject line, please type “Nominations” – this will allow us to separate Board nominations from general email. You may make up to five nominations. Please include you contact information and a one-paragraph bio and second reference for each nominee in your email.

In accordance with the NEWW bylaws, the terms of five members of the present ISC are due to expire this year. However, all of them shall be running for re-election against the new nominees. These five members are:

1. Ann Snitow (US)
2. Joanna Regulska (Poland/US)
3. Mariam Chamberlain (US)
4. Delina Fico (Kosovo/US)
5. Isabel Marcus (US)

We will be electing five persons, including two from the CEE/CIS and three from the US, from among these five incumbents and all of the new nominees. There will be no pre-selection of nominees, rather the election will be open to everyone who is nominated and who accepts the nomination. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Job Description for NEWW ISC Members

Reporting to: ISC Chair
Term: 3 year term with possible reelection.

· Feminist
· Commitment to the mission, principles, goals and programs of NEWW
· Breadth of understanding and tolerance for viewpoints of others
· Respected member of the women’s movement in her country or/and in the CEE/NIS region
· Knowledge of NEWW substantive areas such as women’s human rights, economic and social policy, gender studies
· Experience in fundraising, accounting, media outreach and/or public relations, nonprofit management, and/or international co-operation
· Public visibility

Job Description and mandate:
Specific Duties:
 Attendance at ISC meetings. NEWW ISC members are expected to meet twice a year to advise on strategy, planning and policy, to work actively on NEWW projects, and to review NEWW's reports. It is the ISC’s policy that if an ISC member misses two consecutive ISC meetings, the ISC member should discuss with the ISC what her on-going involvement with the ISC will be, including whether she will resign from the ISC, taking into consideration the member’s other activities in NEWW. (We will make efforts to ensure that meetings are organized far enough ahead of time and according to ISC members’ availability. Some ISC meetings may take place online)

 Participate actively in developing and/or funding of at least one NEWW project. Presently, NEWW’s projects consist of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute, the Book and Journal Project, Legal and Economic Justice Alumnae Meetings, Gender Budgeting, building and sustaining a network in the CEE/CIS region, and NEWW On‑Line (website, bulletins and listserves).

 NEWW ISC members are requested to cover the costs of their participation in ISC meetings when possible and to pay annual membership dues.

 ISC members are expected to represent NEWW in their communities and to the public at large through speaking on behalf of NEWW, disseminating NEWW organizational and project information, and participating in conferences and events on behalf of NEWW. They should keep NEWW Executive Director informed about occasions on which they speak and/or participate in conferences on behalf of NEWW.

 ISC members are expected to work together with NEWW Legal and Economic Justice Fellows on enlarging and developing NEWW membership, by reaching out to potential members in the region, and particularly in their home countries, distributing NEWW PR and other materials, and keeping the membership informed about NEWW’s current activities.

 Fundraise for NEWW projects when possible, including making financial and in-kind contributions to NEWW, reviewing project proposals, helping organize fundraising events, going to meetings with donors with the Executive Director.

Board members can expect to spend at least 5 hours per month on NEWW business. Board meetings will be held twice a year, once in the U.S. and once in CEE/NIS. Board meetings generally last two weekend days.

Thank you in advance for participating in the 2006 NEWW ISC elections.

NEWW Nominations and Elections Task Force
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