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   biul_gdansk 2009-03-24 13:41:26 (Newsletter 208)

Professor Ann Snitow: Summer Course in Gender Studies & Feminist Theory

The eighteenth Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute, organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) of The New School for Social Research, will take place in Wrocław, Poland, from July 9–26, 2009. TCDS will welcome forty junior scholars from the US, Europe, and other parts of the world for this intensive three-week program of study in society, culture and politics.

Isabel Marcus Domestic Violence Fellowship. Call for Applications

An exciting educational and legal practice-oriented opportunity for a young practicing lawyer from Central Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, the Caucasus or the Central Asian Republics with a deep interest in domestic violence (primarily against women and children) legal issues who works with or in a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with domestic violence in their country.

Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality Finally Appointed

Virginija Langbakk, long time SIPU International (Swedish Institute for Public Administration) consultant was appointed by the European Commission to become Head of the European Institute for Gender Equality, a new EC agency under establishment in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Obama Establishing White House Women's Council

Women will soon have a larger voice in the White House. President Obama plans on signing an executive order today (11.03) establishing the White House Council on Women and Girls, which will deal with the role women play in the U.S. economy, among other issues.

"Irena's Vow" Tells a Story of a Polish Heroine

In 1982 Irena Gut Opdyke was named by the Israeli Holocaust Commission a Righteous Among the Nations, a title given to people who risked their lives by aiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust, and was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor, Israel's highest tribute, in a ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

Tolekan Ismailova, Human Rights Activist Arrested in Kyrgyzstan

Women's Learning Partnership's Kyrgyzstan Partner Tolekan Ismailova of Citizens Against Corruption (CAC) Arrested During Peaceful Gathering.

Crisis and Gender in Poland

The financial crisis, that has spread across all global markets, does not remain without an impact onPoland. Article by Mariusz Czepczynski, PhD. Gdansk Univeristy.

Conference: The Scientific and Technological Careers of Women and Men

"Private Temporalities, Professional Temporalities; Public and Corporate Policies", November 26-27, 2009. Maison de l'UNESCO Paris, France.

John Humphrey Freedom Award 2009

Rights & Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) presents the John Humphrey Award each year to an organization or individual from any region of the world, including Canada, for outstanding achievement in the promotion of human rights and democratic development.

Consultant in Ukraine: International Expert on Gender Mainstreaming into Education

"Recently Ukraine demonstrated its support to the elimination of gender inequality in the national education system through the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities of Women and Men” and in the tasks of the State Programme of Ensuring Gender Equality in Ukrainian Society 2010."

Women 2000 and Beyond: The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality

Gender equality is not a women’s issue; it concerns men and boys as well as women and girls. Garnering sufficient support for the profound social changes required by the gender equality agenda cannot be achieved by women alone. It also requires the active involvement of men, all the more so as they often control the resources needed for this work.