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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 171  [2007-06-21 10:20:40]
EU Gender Watch Reports Launch
NEWWExpert reports from nominated countries were written in order to compare (from a gender perspective) old and new European financial instruments (ENP) in three sub-regions. These sub-regions were represented by one country respectively: Georgia (representing Caucasus), Ukraine (representing EU Neigbouring countries) and Tajikistan (representing Central Asia).

Gender Equality Architecture at the UN
NEWWRecently the inter-governmental process on the consideration of the High-Level Panel report 'Delivering as One' on the United Nation as System-wide Coherence has started. We are happy this process is planned to take place in a transparent, inclusive and open process; we are very concerned that discussing the proposal as a whole will prevent agreement on parts of the proposal.

Basic Capabilities Index by Social Watch
NEWWThe Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) produced annually by Social Watch was launched on June 6th to coincide with the Summit of the world's Group of 8 most powerful countries, held on June 6-8 at the tourist resort of Heiligendamm, Germany.

Parliamentary Elections in Finland
NEWWIn recent parliamentary elections in Finland the number of women in parliament increased significantly from 75 to 84 among the 200 members. It makes 42 % and thus Finland is the third country after Rwanda and Sweden in the statistics on the proportion of women in the parliaments of Inter Parliamentary Union.

Women Journalists Becoming Targets
NEWWTwo Afghan reporters and an Iraqi journalist who received numerous death threats for her work covering sectarian violence were killed last week, in a string of attacks against women journalists in conflict areas, report ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontieres, RSF) and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

Discussion: Financing for Gender Equality
NEWWYou are invited to participate in the online discussion on the theme "Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women", which is being organized by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women. The discussion will run for four weeks from 18 June to 15 July 2007.

Hold Torturers Accountable
NEWWDo you read the newspaper and wonder why torture is happening? Do you cringe every time you hear your elected officials justifying the use of torture? Are you upset about the U.S. government extending impunity to those suspected of committing torture and eviscerating the human rights of people in its custody, but aren't sure what you can do to stop it?

Website on Gender Responsive Budgeting
NEWWUNIFEM has launched a new version of the website on Gender Responsive Budgeting -

Fatal Transactions: Summer School
NEWWUNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW and FATAL TRANSACTIONS invite students of IR, economy and political science from Central and Eastern Europe to Summer School devoted to the contemporary problems of AFRICA with special reference to CONFILCTS OVER NATURAL RESOURCES.

50 years of Women's Rights in EU
NEWWWhat has been achieved? What still needs to be done? The influence of motherhood ideologies on women's choices. Thursday 5 July 2007, 09:30-16:30 European Parliament, Brussels, Room 1 G 2, ASP Building.

Job Vacancy
NEWWTRIALOG is an EU funded project focusing on development NGOs (NGDOs) in the EU New Member States (NMS) and Accession Countries (AC). Its objectives are among others to raise awareness on development issues in the above mentioned countries and to help the local NGDOs to create platforms and get engaged in development policy issues both on national and EU level.

Call for Manuscripts: Gender, Sexuality, and Education
NEWWThe Winter 2007 issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly will be devoted to Gender, Sexuality, and Education. The following URL provides complete details:

Guide to Women's Land, Property and Housing
NEWWImplementation of women's rights to land, property and housing rights remains one of the more difficult challenges facing the world today. One of the difficulties associated with developing effective laws and policies on land rights stems from the immensely complex and diverse ways by which land is accessed, and the often gaping expanse between the position of formal laws and the reality of women's lives.

To Work or Not to Work
NEWWHow do women make the difficult choices in balancing both work and family? Can women really be "SuperMoms" and juggle diapers, deadlines and dinner? Some women choose to stay at home and be around their children, but what about those women who don't have that luxury of choice?

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