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   biul_gdansk 2009-02-19 09:36:25 (Newsletter 205)

Call for Papers for conference in Montreal on the 20th Anniversary of the Polytechnique Massacre of Women

On December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, a man murdered 14 women because they were women. He declared in a letter that he wanted “to send feminists back to their maker” because they had “always ruined [his] life.” The social shock wave touched off by this anti-feminist assault has given rise to debates over the meaning of the event.

Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award 2009 Nominees Sought

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Established in 2002, the Mary Fran Myers Award recognizes that vulnerability to disasters and mass emergencies is influenced by social, cultural, and economic structures that marginalize women and girls, and may also expose boys and men to harm.

OSI Women's Program Call for Proposals

Proposals must be received using the attached template in English by email (preferred), fax or mail on or by March 8, 2009. The mission of IWP is to use grant-making and programmatic efforts to promote and protect the rights of women and girls in priority areas around the globe where the principles of good governance and respect for the rule of law are absent or destroyed because of conflict. IWP seeks to promote the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality in law and practice, and the empowerment of women to ensure participation in the democratic processes.

World Outgames 2nd International Conference on LGBT Human Rights

The name of the conference "Love of Freedom - Freedom to Love" summarises what it is all about: the love for the freedom that allows us our love life, our sexuality and our gender identity without fear or discrimination or criminalisation. Under this banner, the overall goal of the conference is to reaffirm and defend the human right of every LGBT person in the world to participate fully, equally and openly in every part of life.

Call for Applications: World Pulse: Voices of Our Future

Welcome to the Voices of Our Future Applicants group! By joining this group, you are embarking on an exciting journey on the frontiers of new media and global womenʼs empowerment. We are thrilled you have decided to apply.

'For Diversity. Against Discrimination.': EU Award-winning Articles

The EU's 'For Diversity. Against Discrimination' prize for journalists has been awarded today to a French article about gay football players, in a tie with a Danish article about women who convert to Islam. The third prize went to a Portuguese article while the special Roma Award has been won by a Greek journalist. The award ceremony will take place in Prague this evening at the Kaiserstejnsky Palace.

Leadership through the Gender Lens - International Conference Call for Papers

An International Conference on Leadership through the Gender Lens: Women, Men and Equality in Organisations, October 22 - 23, 2009, Venue: Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.

Two Job Announcements at ERGO Network

The European Roma Grassroots Organizations (ERGO) Network is announcing the opening of two exciting positions with the organization. Please, note that the positions have different closing dates for submissions and the closing date for Policy and Information Officer is with the prolonged term till 23th of February 2009.

Employment and voluntary opportunities at Women and Children First (UK)

We are currently seeking a Programmes Manager who will work with WCF’s partners to develop and implement innovative programmes which address maternal and newborn health, focus on community mobilisation, and have an impact on women’s empowerment in some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia.

The European Roma Rights Centre Seeks Legal Consultants for Trafficking Study

The ERRC is currently seeking 4 legal consultants to work on a project it is implementing in partnership with People in Need Slovakia (PiN) on trafficking Romani youth and women in Eastern and Central Europe. Within this project, implemented in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria, the ERRC and PiN seek to analyse the effectiveness of national laws and policies in prevention and victim support, and are looking for consultants for its implementation.

Report "New Realities concerning European Left Wing Gender Equality Politics: Case Study of Women in Left Wing Parliamentary Parties in the South Eastern European region"

There is a common belief, that labor, socialist and SD parties and their women's organizations are the champions of gender equality efforts in their countries. There are some signs indicating that this is not any more the case everywhere in traditional democratic European societies with strong SD parties; for example in Germany...