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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 167  [2007-04-28 10:15:19]
Resolution on Homophobia in Europe
NEWWThe European Parliament voted an amended resolution on homophobia with great majority 468 in favour 149 against 41 abstentions.

Mexico City Legalizes Abortion Early in Term
NEWWThe Mexico City legislature approved a bill Tuesday to make abortion legal during the first three months of pregnancy, a watershed vote that set the stage for court battles and social clashes between religious conservatives and liberals.

Against Female Genital Mutilation
NEWWThe decision by Muslim religious leaders in northeastern Kenya to talk about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) during Friday prayers has turned into a significant campaign against the practice.

Malaysia to Fight Trafficking of Women and Children
NEWWThe Malaysian Cabinet has approved a bill to fight the trafficking of women and children, a move welcomed Monday by an activist group that said it was the country's first law to fight the "huge problem."

We the Peoples 2007
NEWWDear Civil Society Colleagues, we invite your collaboration in the We the Peoples 2007 Survey. This survey will take up to 30 minutes of your time. You do not have to fill out the entire survey, please feel free to answer any or all of the questions. Your contribution is most appreciated and will form the basis of the We the Peoples 2007 report.

European Conference on Gender Equality
NEWWWe are pleased to invite you to the fifth European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education. The conference will be in Berlin, Germany, at Humboldt-University

WIDE Annual Conference 2007
NEWWWIDE's Annual Conference 2007 "New aid, old trade: What do women have to say?" will be hosted by the Gender and Development Working Group of the Spanish Platform of Development NGOs (CONGDE), in Madrid on 14-17 June 2007.

Training Seminars for Women Scientists
NEWWThe programme "Encouragement to Advance -Training Seminars for Women Scientists" is supported by the European Union. It intends to empower women scientists within the European Research Area (ERA) by offering training on appointment procedures for professorships in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. The trainings encourage mobility and supranational careers in research and higher education.

Global Monitoring Report 2007
NEWWThe 2007 Global Monitoring Report examines the responsibilities and accountability of donor countries, developing countries, and the international financial institutions to support attainment of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as agreed by 189 countries in 2000, and monitors recent performance against the MDG targets.

OSCE Annual Report 2006
NEWW2006 was a year of consolidation for the OSCE after the celebration of thirty years of the Helsinki Final Act in 2005. Across the three continents within the OSCE area, we made small steps and took great strides - each was important in equal measure in working for stability, prosperity and democracy in 56 States through political dialogue about shared values and through practical work that makes a lasting difference. This is the mission of the OSCE.

New Gender Talk and Practice in Global Islam
NEWWNew Book by Margot Badran: Feminism beyond East and West: New Gender Talk and Practice in Global Islam.

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