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   biul_gdansk Newsletter No. 190  [2008-05-08 09:42:15]
Women Against the Division of Bolivia
NEWWBolivia, 4 May: support our sisters and the people of Bolivia who are mobilizing all over the country to stop the separatist ambitions of the racist elite of Santa Cruz.

Hungary - Cries Unheard
NEWW"I have worked as a judge for 20 years but, to tell you the truth, I myself would not report rape. It is very difficult because of the procedures, the attitudes, and social conventions. It is the victim who has to defend and prove everything."

Global Food Crisis
NEWWThe current global food crisis will impact most in the world's poorest countries civil society leaders said in Accra today. "Increases in global food prices are hitting people hard in the Least Developed Countries" Demba Moussa Dembele, Board member of LDC Watch told a meeting organised by LDC Watch on the opening day of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

1968 The Mysterious Chemistry of Social Change
NEWW1968 saw more young Americans drawn to the left than any time since the 1930s. In a Gallup survey of student opinion conducted in the spring (before the May events in France), 69 per cent considered themselves "doves" on Vietnam, 16 per cent agreed that the war in Vietnam was "pure imperialism" and 8 per cent identified themselves as "radical" or "far left" (a 100 per cent increase in a year). In the autumn, a Fortune magazine survey revealed that half of all college students thought the US was a "sick society" and 368,000 of them now considered themselves "revolutionaries".

Making Globalization Work
NEWWGlobalization as a corporate-led process has come under much justifiable criticism. This paper attempts to give the term analytic content distinct from its more ideological formulations. It then focuses on a normative analysis of globalization from the capabilities perspective.

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
NEWWWWSF is happy to share with you that 786 organizations from 128 countries joined the international coalition marking the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse last year, organizing activities and events on 19 November or supporting the Day in general.

Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute
NEWWThe Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) announces its seventeenth annual Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Krakow, Poland. Widely known for creating an intimate forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the Institute offers an intensive program that is equivalent to a full semester of graduate study.

Spring Day for Europe 2008
NEWWOrganised by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Parliament and other EU institutions, Spring Day for Europe is an annual event open to all schools in Europe as well as in the rest of the world. Schools are encouraged to organise events between 25 March to 30 June, with a particular focus on 9 May when Europe Day is celebrated, to help students better understand how the EU and its institutions work, and promote European citizenship.

Sexual Health Strategy
NEWWYouAct is organizing a Study Session for young people active in the field of SRHR with title: "Improving the Health of Young People in Europe towards a Sexual Health Strategy" in July in Strasbourg (6 - 12 of July).

Anita Borg Change Agent Awards
NEWWThe Anita Borg Change Agent Awards celebrate the accomplishments of technical women from emerging countries. These awards are designed to recognize up-and-coming leaders that impact or advance women's participation in technology, while also internationally expanding the reach of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

UN Trust Fund
NEWWThe UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women, is launching its annual call for proposals for 2008. The call continues to focus on supporting the implementation of national policies, laws and actions plans on ending violence against women.

Congress of Women in Politics and Governance
NEWWGreetings from the Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN-ISDR). We are pleased to invite you to the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance which will be held on October 19-22, 2008 at the Dusit Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The theme of the congress is "Gender and Climate Change".

Chaste Wives and Prostitute Sisters
NEWWThis book is an anthropological study of the unusual coincidence of prostitution and patriarchy among an extremely marginalized group in north India, the Bedias, who are also a de-notified community.

Financial Psychology of Worry and Women
NEWWThis paper provides a review of significant academic studies and non-academic research endeavors in the realm of negative emotions (with an emphasis on worry), gender, and decision making. The author encourages behavioral finance researchers to place greater attention into the development of new research studies and academic papers in the area of negative affect (feelings, emotions, moods).

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Malgorzata Tarasiewicz NEWW/NEWW-Polska Director