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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 187  [2008-03-08 10:34:06]
You're Fired
NEWWImagine you're one of the 13 men on this all-male board of a large company and are told five of you must go to be replaced by women. Unlikely? Not in Norway, where they're enforcing a law that 40% of directors must be female.

Maternity Should not be an Obstacle
NEWWMarch 3 is the national holiday Mother's Day in Georgia. It is another occasion to think about what does being a mother in Georgia mean, and what are the problems Georgian mothers face.

Cambodian Acid Violence Against Women
NEWWAcid violence defies any bounds of comprehension. It is a violation born and nurtured in hell itself, a pitiless, hideous evil. It takes away both skin and flesh and the very soul of the victim. And it does so with finality that is often absolute.

Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life
NEWWThe Women's World Summit Foundation cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 15th annual PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life, honouring creative and courageous women and women's organisations working to improve the quality of life in rural communities around the world.

2008 Felipa de Souza Award
NEWWhe International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) announced today that it would award its 2008 Felipa de Souza Award to two outstanding nominees-the Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) and Chilean trans activist Andrés Ignacio Rivera Duarte. IGLHRC's Felipa Award recognizes the courage and effectiveness of groups or leaders dedicated to improving the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) and other individuals stigmatized and abused because of their sexuality or HIV status.

Capitalism in an Apocalyptic Mood
NEWWThe current global financial crisis is symptomatic of a capitalist growth model driven by financial speculation that is disconnected from the stagnant real economy, argues Walden Bello.

7th European Feminist Research Conference
NEWWCall for papers: The 7th European Feminist Research Conference is an international event based on cutting-edge scholarship. The conference will reflect a diversity of feminist and gender studies research incorporating perspectives from across the broad spectrum of the humanities and social sciences. The focus is on the way in which knowledge, politics, and the imagination inform gendered cultures in contemporary Europe.

Supporting Women in Scientific Careers
NEWWIn cooperation between the EU-projects "Encouragement to Advance - Training Seminars for Women Scientists", coordinated by the Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS, and "Advanced Training for Women in Scientific Research", coordinated by Danube University Krems, the dissemination conference "Supporting Women in scientific careers" will be held in Brussels on June 26th and 27th, 2008.

AIDS 2008 Update
NEWWAs the conference draws near and many deadlines have already passed, we urge those wishing to attend AIDS 2008 - or submit a satellite, exhibition or affiliated event application - to be aware of the limited time left to do so. The most up-to-date information can be found on the conference website,

Researcher (Part-Time)
NEWWCatalyst Inc., a leading non-profit research and advisory group working to improve and advance women in the workplace seeks a part-time, graduate student researcher.

Associate Professor of Women Studies Needed
NEWWThe Women Studies Program at Oregon State University invites applications and nominations for a full-time 9-month Assistant or Associate Professor position specializing in multiracial, Black, Chicana, Latina, Native American, and/or Asian American feminisms.

Vacancy UNDESA
NEWWThe Department of Economic and Social Affairs is looking for the Chief of Branch, Location: New York.

Call for news items for the IAFFE Newsletter
NEWWIt's just about time for the next IAFFE newsletter. So, if you would please send me any news items to include in the next newsletter that would be wonderful! Photos also would be very welcome! Please send any feminist economics material you would like to share with members from around the world.

Exploring Dimensions of Masculinity and Violence
NEWWReleased by CARE International and the International Center for Research on Women, a report explores social constructions of masculinity and how those constructions lead to attitudes and behaviors toward women. It is based on data gathered through the Western Balkan Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative.

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director