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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 168  [2007-05-16 10:16:21]
Petition Poland: Hands off Human Rights
NEWWSend a message to Poland's government that it must respect all human rights for all. Sign the petition below!

Ban of the Equality Parade
NEWWECHR Judgement considers banning gay rights marches being against the European Convention on Human Rights

Women's Fund for Peace and Human Rights
NEWWThe Women's Fund for Peace and Human Rights, which was authorized as an NPO in 2003, focuses on the global promotion of women's human rights and peace affecting the past, present, and future.

Sentencing to Seven Years of Imprisonment
NEWWThe Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Uzbekistan.

Women are Victims of Domestic Violence
NEWW"To fight domestic violence successfully, we must work together - women and men - and break the silence together" said Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, at a seminar held in Zagreb (Croatia) on 9 May, to discuss "Men's Active Participation in Combating Domestic Violence". The Council of Europe is spearheading a campaign to "change mentalities and the reality of victim's daily lives," she added.

UINIFEM Support Women in Peacebuilding
NEWWUNIFEM Launches Community-Based Programme to Support Women in Peacebuilding and Prevention of Sexual ViolenceUnited Kingdom Grants US$6.5 Million for Work in Six Conflict-Affected Countries

A Royal Lesson for Clinton?
NEWWFrench Candidate's Loss Shows Need to Balance Gender-Based Appeal.Elections abroad featuring female candidates, including this week's contest in France, don't answer the question of how open Americans are to electing their first woman president. But they do offer this hint: Voters have become more receptive to females who project gender-bending strength and substance, as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton tries to do, and more likely to reject those who don't.

Discussing Gender, Sexuality through a Film Festival
NEWWThe Indian capital is set to host a film festival on 'gender and sexuality, identities and spaces' starting May 12, with works of several artistes from different parts of the world

10th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women
NEWWWomen's Worlds Congress 2008 Theme Mundos de Mujeres / Women's Worlds 2008 is open to proposals in ALL fields and themes related to women, gender and sexuality in contemporary societies, as well as historically.

International Seminar on Time Use
NEWWThe deadline for submitting abstracts for the IATUR conference which will be held in Washington DC from 17-19 October 2007 has been extended to 15 May 2007.

Alternative Report To The Cedaw Committee
NEWWVoice of Difference – Group for Promotion of Women's Political RightsAutonomous Women's Center
Report includes period from 1992 till 2006

ActionAid: New Report
NEWWIn the world's poorest countries many children have gone without quality education for far too long, and as a result, the human capital that these countries need to grow and develop sustainably is still in desperately short supply.

GAPS Report: Involving Men in 1325 UN Resolution
NEWWGAPS report on involving men in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and securityHow can men play and integral role in the Security Council Resolution (SCR)? This report is based on a discussion held in conjunction with GAPS (gender action for peace and security) and the High Commission for Canada on involving men in the implementation of SCR 1325. It focuses on how and why SCR 1325 is relevant to men, as well as broader efforts to build sustainable peace. It explores strategies to increase their engagement with work around SCR 1325 at the UK and international levels.

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director