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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 179  [2007-11-13 05:35:50]
Polish Elections
NEWWPoland's opposition parties have won the parliamentary elections.

Millennium Goals Are Possible
NEWWThe world's poorest countries, even those of sub-Saharan Africa, are "approaching" the Millennium Development Goals, the new Trade and Development Index (TDI) indicates.

EU Strategy on Aid for Trade
NEWWOn 15 October 2007 the Council of the European Union agreed on an EU Aid for Trade (AfT) strategy that commits the European Commission and the EU member states to increase their annual spending on trade related assistance from 2010 to two billion euro each year.

Close Guantánamo
NEWWI am writing to you again from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. I am here to observe more pre-trial proceedings in the case of Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was fifteen years old at the time of his capture. This is the third time that the US Government has attempted to bring charges against Khadr.

Georgia's State of Emergency
NEWWReacting with concern to the imposition of a state of emergency in Georgia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said the independence of the country's Public Defender must be respected.

Rape as a Weapon of War
NEWWOn the eve of a Security Council debate in October 2007 on the role of women in peace and security, two senior United Nations officials stressed the need to combat gender-based violence and to ensure that violations of women's rights, including the use of rape as a weapon of war, are viewed as a security issue.

Decline in Abortion in CEE
NEWWAccording to the report recently released by the Guttmacher Institute (GI), there is a considerable drop in the number of terminations of pregnancy in Eastern Europe that significantly fuels the global decrease.

Launching a new Resource and Networking
NEWWLaunching a new resource and networking tool on assistance to women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Feminisms in Transnational Perspective
NEWWCall for Applications: Center for Women's Studies (Croatia): Feminisms in Transnational Perspective: Voicing Feminist Concerns - the postgraduate course at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia from May 26–30, 2008.

Director Women's and Gender Studies Program
NEWWWake Forest University is seeking an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor who will serve as Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, beginning August 2008.

SexPolitics: Reports from the Front Lines
NEWWSexPolitics - Reports from the Front Lines is the outcome of a project launched by Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW) in 2004: a transnational, cross-cultural research initiative that we hoped would capture some dynamics of sexual politics in our time. Research was performed in eight countries - Brazil, Egypt, India, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam - and in relation to two global institution, the United Nations and the World Bank.

Gender-Based Violence
NEWWThis book brings together some of the most interesting and innovative work being done to tackle gender-based violence in various sectors, world regions, and socio-political contexts. Articles cover a wide range of manifestations of gender-based violence, including femicide, or the murder of women because they are women, domestic and sexual violence, female genital mutilation or cutting, the sexual exploitation of girls at school, and trafficking for prostitution.

Giving Girls Today and Tomorrow
NEWWAdolescent girls hold the key to a world without poverty. With the right skills and opportunities, they can invest in themselves now and, later, in their families. If they are able to stay in school, postpone marriage, delay family formation, and build their capacity they will have more time to prepare for adulthood and participate in the labor force before taking on the responsibilities of motherhood.

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director