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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 166  [2007-04-19 10:08:02]
Changing (Sex) of The Guard
NEWWFemale soldiers took over guarding Windsor Castle yesterday for the first time in its history.Around 40pc of the King's Troop soldiers are women.

Romani Women in Serbia
NEWWHuman Rights Problems Facing Romani Women in Serbia Brought to the Attention of the UN Women's Rights Committee Budapest, Belgrade, March 22, 2007: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), acting in partnership with Bibija, Eureka and Women's Space.

Gender Stereotypes in Media
NEWWIf violence is said to be a greater health threat than traffic accidents and malaria combined, and just as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer, then why is society's response to gender violence not as drastic as in these cases?

Victims of Discrimination in India
NEWWA report published in New Delhi condemns the tragic situation of women in countries hit by the 2004 killer wave: domestic violence, unemployment, lack of government aid, induction to prostitution and forced to sell their organs are just some of the problems highlighted. An appeal for local authority intervention.

Slave Trade Even in The U.S.
NEWWModern day slave trade: Human trafficking continues, even in the U.S. In an age where we tout our freedoms and barely recall the sins of our fathers, it is hard to believe that slavery still exists anywhere in the world. And yet it does. It is not limited to third world, undeveloped nations, but exists in industrialized nations.

New Feminist Website
NEWWWe are proud to announce the launch of our new website, which is including an online archive of every issue of HERESIES; A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics, published 1977-1992 .

iKNOW Politics (we recommend)

Gender Responsive Budgeting
NEWWThe Nordic Baltic Network For Gender Responsive Budgeting will arrange an international conference on this theme on: 10and 11 January 2008 Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius

Gender 2007: East meets West
NEWWFollowing on from the very successful "Thinking Gender" conference at the University of Leeds in 2006, the Centre for Women's Studies (CWS) at the University of York now invites proposals for a three-day trans- and interdisciplinary conference 3-5 July 2007.

Breaking Stereotypes- Photo Competition
NEWWPhotography, art and design students from the 27 EU Member States are invited to take part in the "Breaking Stereotypes" photo competition, to make a creative and refreshing statement for diversity and against discrimination.

Religion, Gender, Politics
NEWWEuropean Journal of Women's Studies presents special issue: "Questioning the Secular: Religion, Gender, Politics". Edited by Barbara Einhorn Vol. 15, Issue 3, August 2008.

Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
NEWWWomen with disabilities often discover that the social stigma of disability and inadequate care are greater barriers to health than the disabilities themselves. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities will help women with disabilities overcome these barriers and improve their general health, self-esteem, and abilities to care for themselves and participate in their communities.

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director