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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 178  [2007-10-27 11:37:00]
Women and Subprime Mortgages
NEWWThere was a time when purchasing a home was something only married couples did. However, increasingly, single, widowed, and divorced women with and without children are making the choice to purchase a home on their own. Yet, the economic and social consequences of subprime lending practices on them are subjects few are discussing.

Ten Years of EES
NEWWSince its launch in 1997, the European Employment Strategy (EES) has played a central role in coordinating the EU's policies in order to create improved work for all. This publication describes its institutional structure, milestones and features. It is available in 22 official languages of the European Union.

Investing in Women
NEWWIn 2005 535,900 women died as a result of complications resulting from pregnancy and childbirth. Only 960 of these women were from industrialized countries. In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, it is time for the United States government to place an emphasis on investing in women throughout the world.

Panties for Peace
NEWWDear Female friends and honorary female friends (guys), please take a look at this campaign for women regarding Burma. It is kicking off in Thailand, India, US, EU, ASEAN countries and here.

TV Series: Why Women Count
NEWWWhy Women Count is a series of 41 x 5 minute programmes made by broadcasters and producers in 41 countries focusing on the theme of empowerment - and what it means in the lives of ordinary women and men around the world. The series aims to inspire, increase awareness and stimulate debate about the key role that women's rights and gender equality play in the social, economic and political development of their countries, communities and families.

Feminist Africa 8: Rethinking Universities I
NEWWUniversities in Africa are regaining global recognition as critical sites of knowledge production, yet they remain bastions of gender inequality. We are pleased to announce the launch of the first of two issues of FA dedicated to new feminist research and debates that enable us to rethink the role of Africa's postcolonial universities in the pursuit of gender equality and justice. How do the Universities advance or retard democratization in Africa? What space do they offer in which to pursue the transformation of African gender relations, or to reinscribe patriarchy in modern guise?

Director, Women's & Gender Studies Program
NEWWWake Forest University is seeking an advanced Assistant or early Associate Professor who will serve as Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, beginning August 2008. Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) at Wake Forest University is a vibrant interdisciplinary academic program that coordinates and stimulates a wide range of research, teaching and community service activities.

Making Governance Gender Responsive
NEWWGreetings from the Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) Institute for Gender, Governance & Leadership. We are pleased to invite you to the 8th training on "Making Governance Gender Responsive (MGGR)", which will be held on November 12-19, 2007 in Manila, Philippines.

Conference on Gender, Peace and Security
NEWWConference Brief: The EU & UNSCR 1325 point 8, Brussels, 6-7 November 2007. "Women: from target group to stakeholders in peace and security". Involvement of women in peacebuilding is essential for sustainable peace. This is acknowledged by both governments and civil society organisations. In 2000 the United Nations expressed a strong commitment to recognise and improve the position of women in conflict and peace processes with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325).

LOVA International Conference
NEWWLOVA - International Conference, 3 - 4 July 2008, Amsterdam, Ethnographies of Gender and Globalization, Call for panels and papers.

Expert Group on Gender & Excellence
NEWWWe are launching the gender & excellence expert group planned in the work programme 2007 for Science in Society.

Social Watch Report 2007
NEWWTo promote the political will needed for United Nations promises to become a reality, Social Watch was created in 1995 by a group of civil society organizations, with the aim of reminding governments of their commitments and independently tracking their implementation, country by country and at the international level. Since then, Social Watch has published a yearly report on progress and setbacks in the struggle against poverty and for gender equality, and today the network has members in over 70 countries on every continent.

Unpacking Globalization
NEWW"Unpacking Globalization: Markets, Gender, and Work" by Linda E. Lucas offers interdisciplinary analysis of the well-being of women and men as they cope with the changes of globalization.

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director