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   biul_gdansk 2009-01-12 18:06:37 (Newsletter 201)

NEWW is Participating in “No Violence against Women” - Internet Conference

From November 25, to December 10 the third internet conference “No Violence against Women” is taking place at: www.conference.ginsc.net. At the Conference discussion is held between the civil society and decision-makers.


Czech Republic - Disagreements on New Anti-Discrimination Directive Proposal

NGO position on the new Anti-Discrimination Directive Proposal in Czech Republic drastically differs from the position of the government. Alexandra Jachanova Dolezelova from Gender Studies Center from Prague sent us an article on the proposal of new antidiscrimination directive and the position of the Czech Republic towards it which we are publishing below.


Paying for Sex Became a Criminal Offence in Norway

The Norwegian Parliament has voted in favor of making payment for sexual acts a criminal offence in order to protect vulnerable women and children. The law passed with 44 votes in favour and 28 against and will come into effect on January 1, 2009.


Appeal to the Presidents of Russia and Georgia

The Fifth International Conference of journalists, Gender and Media, War and Peace: Challenges and Overcoming was held in Tbilisi on Dec. 16-20. The conference adopted the Appeal to the presidents of Russia and Georgia demanding from them direct negotiations which is open for signing.


Shirin Ebadi is Endangered

The situation of Nobel peace laureate and human rights defender Shirin Ebadi grows increasingly critical. Over the last two weeks the organization she heads, Defenders of Human Rights Center, was shut down, false accusations of tax evasion were made against her in the media, her private law offices were raided and confidential case files seized, and on January 1st a mob of 150 demonstrated in front of her house in an orchestrated attempt to connect her to the Israeli actions in Gaza.


Emergency Protests on Gaza

Israeli strikes continue on Gaza throughout Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon, 279 now dead and more than 900 injured. The death toll of the attacks rose to 279, with 900 injured 180 seriously so. Activists prepare protests around the world on Monday 29 December, 4.00pm – 6.00pm.


Exceptional Uzbek Woman Honored in Geneva

Mutabar TADJIBAEVA, released from prison on the 2nd of June and for the first time allowed to travel abroad, will receive the 2008 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.


Summer course on “Work and Inequality in a Global Economy"

Course Dates: JUNE 29 – JULY 10, 2009, Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, Detailed course description: http://www.sun.ceu.hu/work


Feminism in a Transnational Perspective- Postgraduate Course

Spirituality, religiosity and secular lives. Feminist challenges for theory and practice. Postgraduate course. Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia 25-29 May 2009.


Social Watch Report 2008 Rights is the Answer

Social Watch 2008 report Rights is the Answer was launched Monday at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha, Qatar. NEWW-Polska is the co-author of the chapter relates to Poland.