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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Although perceived changes in political participation patterns amongst young people in recent years have attracted much academic research in established democracies this remains an understudied area in the newer post-communist democracies of Central...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The European Union (EU) has made almost no progress in closing the wage gap between women and men in the last decade, according to a recent report by the European Commission. Women in EU member states earn an average of 15 percent less than men,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Inequalities between men and women are not adequately addressed in aid programmes for countries of the former Soviet Union, a new study has concluded. To read the full article, please visit IPS News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The report, "Women and men in decision-making 2007," said the proportion of women members in parliaments in European countries is "still well below the so-called critical mass of 30 percent deemed necessary for women to exert meaningful influence on...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
During the 2004-2009 EP legislature Malta and Cyprus were the only two out of 27 Member States without any women MEPs. Does this reflect a male-dominated Mediterranean mentality or will the trend be broken in the upcoming June elections? More...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women MPs have requested an amendment to the law on elections, saying they do not have fair representation. At a meeting Monday (May 25th), a bloc of female lawmakers called for changes to the current system, which is based on closed lists....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pressure is growing on European Union leaders to appoint a woman as the bloc's president or foreign affairs chief and break the male grip on its top jobs.EU leaders hope to decide who will fill the post at a summit in Brussels on Thursday but...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
After their meeting in Cadiz, organized by the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, the EU women ministers and political leaders have signed a joint document which is a statement of principles, objectives and termination of the current reality...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In an unprecedented development, the main political parties in Kosovo have joined together and agreed on a new president.Their choice was the deputy director of the Kosovo police, General Major Atifete Jahjaga. Following parliament's vote...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
European Parliament MEPs demanded that gender mainstreaming must be implemented in the EU cohesion policy in a mini-hearing with external experts on Gender Mainstreaming in the EU Cohesion Policy organised by the Committee on Regional Development...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), calls on the Polish Presidency to continue to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe and, in particular, to ensure progress in the adoption of gender-related legislation which is currently on the table, to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The European Parliament on Wednesday (6 July) advised EU businesses to hire women in their executive boards by next year or face a mandatory quota of 40 percent modelled on the Norwegian experience. Women should make up 30 percent of top...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ewa Kopacz had become Poland’s first woman who has been elected as Speaker of the Sejm (Polish Parliament- lower house) A candidate for the Civic Platform party led by Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Kopacz, a pediatrician, won 300 votes out of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The first transsexual member of the Polish parliament will be sworn in today. Anna Grodzka represents the Palikot movement, a new, anti-clerical political force that scored a major surprise in this strongly Catholic nation by winning 10 percent of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The members of the European Parliament will vote on 17 January on who should be their president for the next 30 months. Although the Parliament is fond of speaking about democracy, its internal procedures are not transparent, and women are still...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
European universities are failing in the way they use human resources. Women are underrepresented at the top levels of academia, and there are good reasons to think that this damages universities. In the 27 countries making up the European...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
4 Mar 2012  - Despite pushes from international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) or the European Union (EU) to promote gender equality in Central and Eastern Europe, access to funding for such initiatives remains largely conditional...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
20 Mar 2012 - When the Kosovar government released its ambassadorial nominations last fall, there was a glaring omission — no women were on the list. A group of women members of parliament (MPs) protested at a news conference, which led the...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:  1.      What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Human Dimension Seminars are organized by the OSCE/ODIHR in accordance with the decisions of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) Summits in Helsinki (1992) and Budapest (1994). The 2011 Human Dimension Seminar will be ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
We would like to invite you cordially to our workshop, concerning thelast 30 years of the East and West European history from the perspectiveof women. The course will take place in June in Cracow, Poland. If youare interested let us know and we'll...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
KARAT Coalition together with project partners in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine invites applications for participation in the training on the Optional Protocol to CEDAW which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 10-13 September 2008. The...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
This paper assesses trends in women’s labor-market positions in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland from 1989 to 2002. It also examines how these trends are related to the reformulation of women’s social rights, especially those concerning women’...
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
This report describes a collaborative project between the Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies at Rutgers University; the Information Center on Women’s Organizations and Initiatives (OSKA) in Poland; and the Kharkiv Center for Women...