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   biul_gdansk 2009-07-15 05:50:03 (Newsletter 212)

The South Baltic - Violence Free Zone

The first partners’ meeting was held in Sopot on 28th-29th May 2009 in the framework of the project “The South Baltic Domestic Violence against Women Free Zone”. The organizer of the meeting was the Network of East-West Women NEWW-Polska. The participants were the partners of NEWW in the project: Mona Olausson from the Women’s Shelter in Karlshamn, Sweden, Jurgita Cinskiene from Kretinga Womens' Information and Training Center, Lithuania and Ludmila Wasiliewa from Blagosemya Organization in Kaliningrad, Russia.

European Observatory on Violence against Women in Gdansk

The meeting of the Observatory on Violence against Women took place in Gdansk on 18-19 June 2009 that was organized by the Network of East-West Women NEWW-Polska. The Observatory is the project managed by the European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women that was established by the European Women’s Lobby in 1997.

Deadline for Applications for Women's Human Rights Training Institute 2009-2011 Extended till July 20

Deadline for applications: 20 July 2009. The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), in cooperation with the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and the Network of East-West Women (NEWW), are announcing their Call for Applications for the Third Round of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), 2009-2011.

The Czech Contribution to an Effective Gendered Development

The ProEquality Centre of the Open Society has coordinated the priority of gender and development during the project and has contributed with the study on development effectiveness and gender to the publication, which was presented at the conference CSOs Development Effectiveness in Prague on 23-24 June.

Appointment of White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

June 26, 2009. Washington, DC – Vice President Biden, the author of the landmark Violence Against Women Act, announced today the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women.

Invitation: Gender & Transformation: Women in Postsocialism

The Gender and Transition Workshop at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies invites speakers to submit proposals for talks for the academic year 2008-2009.

Make Noise for a Free Choice

Take Action: Petition: Europe's Women's Right to Free, Legal and Safe Abortions - Make Noise for Free Choice.

Inclusions, Exclusions, and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World

"Inclusions, Exclusions, and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World" is the theme of the international and interdisciplinary gathering of and about women to be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada from July 3-7, 2011.