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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 180  [2007-11-25 14:00:20]
Join Monitoring Development EFF Affinity Group!
NEWWAre you interested in gender and development? Would you like to keep an eye on financial aid flows? Does gender budgeting sound interesting for you? This is the right place! Share your opinions! Discuss and learn from experts and practicioners! European Feminist Forum Affinity Group on Monitoring EU Development and Financial Aid Flows waits for you!

Financing for Gender Equality
NEWWGovernment budgets are the largest single source of finance for gender equality and women's empowerment for most countries. It is through national and subnational budgets that government promises are translated into practical policies and programs. The importance of the government budget combined with the slow progress in governments meeting their gender equality commitments is reflected in the growing number of international commitments that give GRB's a key role in promoting gender equality.

Internet-Discussion on Trafficking
NEWWThe first international internet-discussion on trafficking issues carried out by Women's Information Center under support of OSCE/ODIHR is finished. Women's Information Center express thanks to all guests of internet-discussion for assistance, comprehensive and interesting answers at the questions.

Naomi Klein Talks about Her New Book
NEWWThe Shock Doctrine shows in chilling detail how the free market has been backed up with violence over the last 30 years. I suspect it has stirred up a debate already.

Domestic Workers' Union - Trinidad
NEWW"Domestic employees are workers like any others" - spotlight interview with Ida Le Blanc (Domestic Workers' Union - Trinidad).

Iraqi Women & Children
NEWWImagine your family is living in Iraq. Your neighborhood has been bombed; you have no running water, no access to health care or education. You know your family would be safer if you were to leave your home, but where will you go?

Relief Efforts for Bangladesh Cyclone
NEWWAn organization that I belong to, Bangladesh Development Institute (see, is running the campaign "Donate a Meal" for victims of the cyclone SIDR that has recently hit Bangladesh, particularly in the Southwest.

Security and Development
NEWWThe 2003 European Security Strategy and the 2005 European Consensus on Development acknowledge that there cannot be sustainable development without peace and security, and that without development and poverty eradication there will be no sustainable peace.

Globalization, Gender and Transnational Feminisms
NEWWThe College of Saint Rose Women's Studies Program: Second Annual Regional Conference "Globalization, Gender, and the Challenge of Transnational Feminisms" SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 2008, Albany, NY

Enhancing Equality in the Euromed Region
NEWWTender called for an European Commission funded project "Enhancing Equality between men and women in the Euromed Region". We provide you here below with a summary of projects' main features: This programme contributes to the overall objective of supporting current dynamics and strengthening the capacity of qualified actors in order to promote equality between men and women and to provide follow-up for the Istanbul Ministerial conclusions.

The 11th AWID International Forum
NEWWThe 11th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development "The Power of Movements" November 14-17, 2008, Cape Town, South Africa,

Five CollegeWomen's Studies Research Center
NEWWA collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Scholarships in Repro & Sexual Health Law
NEWWUnique Graduate Scholarships in Reproductive and Sexual Health Law in the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto, Canada. The scholarship, which enables activist lawyers from developing countries to undertake the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, includes full tuition, travel and a stipend for living expenses.

Humanity in Action
NEWWHIA European Programs: Amsterdam · Berlin · Copenhagen · Paris · Warsaw June 3 (U.S. participants) / June 6 (European participants) - July 8, 2008.

Feminist Media and the Social Forums
NEWW"Alternative" events focusing on globalisation, such as the European and World Social Forums, and the World Summits on the Information Society generally ignore issues related to women's rights. This article describes the experience of a team of women - some professional journalists, and others who had never written for publication - which created its own media in order to provide a feminist perspective on several of these events.

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director