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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 176  [2007-09-27 23:06:34]
 
Decision to Penalize Poland for Pro-Life Law
NEWWIn June of this year, the Polish government appealed the ruling of a European Human Rights Court that ordered the largely pro-life nation to pay restitution to a woman who was not permitted to obtain an abortion under strict Polish abortion law. According to the Irish Times, the court yesterday rejected Poland's appeal and confirmed the previous ruling essentially granting a higher acknowledgement to European Union (EU) standards over the sovereignty of individual nations and their laws.
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EU Rebuffs Poland on Death Penalty
NEWWThe European Union rebuffed President Lech Kaczynski of Poland over his support for a return of the death penalty in the 25- nation bloc.
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Poland Refuses OSCE Election Monitors
NEWWThe Polish government has refused a request to let OSCE election observers monitor its elections on 21 October, dismissing such an obligation as "inappropriate".
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Gender Check
NEWWAn action to promote the balance between the work and private life of women and men in Europe.
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Poverty and Exclusion
NEWWDespite having some of the most developed social protection systems in the world, 68 million people remain at risk of poverty in the European Union. To address this challenge, EU leaders made a firm commitment to fight poverty as part of the Lisbon strategy and agreed on a coordinated approach, including common objectives, to combat exclusion.
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European Social Fund Celebrates 50 Years
NEWWIn Potsdam, Germany, a high-level event to mark the official 50th birthday of the European Social Fund (ESF) brought together EU Ministers and key players in the Fund. The event reflected on how the ESF is helping millions of Europeans join and progress in the job market. The next generation of ESF programmes (2007-2013) has a budget of EUR 77 billion for 27 Member States, providing funding in areas like training, ensuring better access to jobs, fighting discrimination and improving public services.
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Czech Republic Census of Prostitutes
NEWWAccording to official estimates, there are approximately 10,000 prostitutes of both genders in the Czech Republic, but NGOs believe there may be as many as 30,000. For the time being, precise statistics are lacking, but research commissioned by the Czech Labor and Social Affairs Ministry (MPSV) in collaboration with the Czech Interior Ministry may soon change that. The data will be used to elaborate social strategies and eventual legislative changes, according to Klara Holanová of MPSV.
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Human Rights over Military Might
NEWWThe British foreign secretary emphasized human rights over military might Tuesday, calling on the West to understand Muslims who fear the United States and urging the military rulers of Myanmar to show restraint in the face of massive street demonstrations.
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Equality in EuroMed Region
NEWWE-Consultancy is now looking for partners for the EU Tender Project "REGIONAL PROGRAMME ENHANCING EQUALITY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN THE EUROMED REGION - ENPI-SOUTH".
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First European Pro Bono Forum
NEWWThe Public Interest Law Institute (PILI) convenes the first European Pro Bono Forum in Budapest, Hungary on 18-19 October 2007.
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Global Information Society Watch 2007
NEWWThe Global Information Society Watch 2007 report - the first in a series of annual reports- looks at state of the field of information and communication technology (ICT) policy at local and global levels and particularly how policy impacts on the lives of people living in developing countries.
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World Health Statistics 2007
NEWWWorld health statistics 2007 presents the most recent health statistics for WHO's 193 Member States. This third edition includes a section with 10 highlights of global health statistics for the past year as well as an expanded set of 50 health statistics.
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Changing Gender Attitudes, Azerbaijan
NEWWAzerbaijan has lately attained significant achievements in promoting equal rights and opportunities for women and men. However, the advancement of women requires further effort, states the 2007 Azerbaijan Human Development Report on "Gender Attitudes in Azerbaijan: Trends and Challenges" launched today in Baku's Hyatt Park Hotel. The Report goes on to argue that "despite the equality of men and women declared in the Constitution and other laws including the recent Law on Gender Equality, there is still considerable gender inequality in many spheres of social, political and economic life".
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