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   biul_gdansk 2009-10-01 07:24:27 (Newsletter 214)

Power to Change

Power to Change is a new European resource to help victims of domestic violence. It is a practical guide to running support groups and self-help groups with victims and survivors of domestic violence.

2009 16 Days Take Action Kit

The 2009 16 Days Take Action Kit can be downloaded in PDF or Microsoft Word format. If you are willing to translate any of the following materials into a different language, please contact the Center at

EWL Women, the Financial and Economic Crisis - the Urgency of a Gender Perspective

The initial crisis and subsequent recovery plans at different levels – European, national and international (G20) – have failed to acknowledge, understand, analyse and rectify the gender impact of the crisis.

DAPHNE Project at the University of Ljubljana

The two year Daphne research project Ways of Implementing the EU Directives on Violence against Women, Children and Youth: Good Practices and Recommendations has just been successfully accomplished.

Film: Trial of a Child Denied - Coercieve Sterilization - Czech Republic

When Helena Ferenciková was 19 years old and in the throes of labor with her first child, she was told to sign a document. Only afterwards did she realize she had authorized her own sterilization.

A Grim Reality: Violence against Women in Nepal

There is global existence of domestic violence against women which differs only in range and nature between the societies. The male dominations in state, society, culture and family structure nurture the unequal power relations favoring male in both public and private spheres which eventually lead to the practices of domestic violence against women.

What Remains of Srebrenica: Motherhood, Transitional Justice and Yearning for the Truth by Olivera Simic

This article explores the role of the local non-governmental association ‘Mothers of Srebrenica’ in the complex transitional justice processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The association gathers women who survived the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995 and creates an important public space for the crying out of their grievances and lobbing for their goals.