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The Association for Women's Rights in Development Issue 136 (share if you think it is good stuff)

  • Subject: [cg] The Association for Women's Rights in Development Issue 136 (share if you think it is good stuff)
  • From: "a.h.steely" gfcp@mindspring.com
  • Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 20:55:57 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: <contribute@awid.org>
 Issue 136

  1) Upcoming Conference: "Our Environment:  Latinos and Environmental
Justice"
  2) Upcoming course: "1st Regional Training Session on Human Rights
Education for Teachers and Activists from Southeastern Europe"
  3) Upcoming conference: "11th GASAT International Conference on Gender And
Science And Technology (GASAT11)"
  4) Upcoming course: "International Human Rights Academy"

ANNOUNCEMENTS / ANUNCIOS / ANNONCES

  5) Call for papers: "Lifelong citizenship learning, participatory
democracy
and social change"
  6) Call for Papers: "Re-searching Research Agendas: Women, Research and
Publication in Higher Education"
  7) Call for papers: "Beyond Post-Communist Transition: Reconstruction and
Development in South-Eastern Europe"
  8) Call for abstracts: "Women, Science and Sustainability: 20th Pacific
Science Congress"
  9) Call for papers: "Development in Transition"


RESOURCES / RECURSOS / RESSOURCES

  10) New discussion forum: "Re-Inventing Trade:  Challenging norms of
Gender, Law and Development"
  11) New Website: "Gender and Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation"
  12) New electronic journal: "Feminist Africa"
  13) New Website: "Annual Review of Population Law"
  14) New Publication: "Placing Gender at the Centre of Health Programming:
Challenges and Limitations"
  15) New Publication: "Balancing the load: Women, Gender and Transport"
  16) New Publication: "Core Obligations: Building a Framework for Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights"
  17) New Publication: "Transition, Privatization and Women"

NEWS / NOTICIAS / NOUVELLES

  18) "Duma gives initial nod to voting machines"

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL / LLAMADAS INTERNACIONAL / APPEL INTERNATIONAL

  19) Urgent appeal: "Woman Re-Arrested, Following Escape from Stoning"


* Una sinopsis en español se encuentra al principio de cada anuncio.
* Vous trouverez un résumé en français au début de chaque annonce.
________________________________________________________________

EVENTS / EVENTOS / ÉVÈNEMENTS
_____________________________________________________________________
1) Upcoming Conference: "Our Environment:  Latinos and Environmental
Justice" / Michigan, U.S.A. / 22-24 November / For further information,
please contact: perfecto@umich.edu

* Conferencia: Nuestro Ambiente:  Latinos y Justicia Ambiental" / Michigan,
EEUU / 22-24 de noviembre 2002 / Para más información, por favor contacte:
perfecto@umich.edu

* Conférence : " Les latinas et la justice pour l'environment " / Michigan,
É-
U, 22-24 Novembre 2002/ Pour des renseignements supplémentaires, veuiller
contacter : perfecto@umich.edu

NUESTRO AMBIENTE:  LATINA/OS AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
November 22-24
The Educational Conference Center
School of Social Work,
1080 S.University St.
ANN ARBOUR, MICHIGAN

This conference will focus on environmental injustices such as pesticides
versus farmer's rights, indigenous knowledge versus genetic modification,
environmental justice versus drug wars, cross-border issues such as land and
water claims, migrant workers, issues relating to community organizing and
will end with a search for alternatives.
_____________________________________________________________________

2) Upcoming course: "1st Regional Training Session on Human Rights Education
for Teachers and Activists from Southeastern Europe" / EIP Slovenia, School
for Peace / 24-28 February 2003 / Maribor, Slovenia / For more information
and application forms, please contact: Alenka Bregant at:
solazamir@eip-ass.si

* Curso: "Primer sesión regional de capacitación en educación en derechos
humanos para profesores y activistas de Europa Sur-este" / EIP Slovenia /
Escuela para la paz / 24-28 de febrero 2003 / Maribor, Slovenia / Para más
información y un formulario de inscripción, contacte: Alenka Bregant au:
solazamir@eip-ass.si

* Cours: " Première session régionale d'entraînement pour les
enseignanant(e)
s et activistes de l'Europe sud-est " / EIP Slovénie, École pour la paix /
24-
28 février 2003 / Maribor, Slovénie / Pour les renseignments supplémentaires
et une formulaire d'inscription, veuiller contacter : Alenka Bregant au:
solazamir@eip-ass.si

EIP Slovenia - School for Peace in cooperation with Peace Institute is
organizing the 1st Regional Human Rights Education Training Session for
teachers and human rights activists focused on South Eastern European
countries entitled "Human Rights Education against Racism and Xenophobia".

The goals of this seminar are:

- to present and exchange experiences, methodologies, pedagogical
approaches,
means of implementation and evaluation;
- to establish the networking amongst teachers and NGO representatives on
human rights education especially in SE Europe

Alenka Bregant
EIP Slovenia - School for Peace
Robiceva str. 9
SI-2341 Limbus
Slovenia
Phone: +386 24 611 585
GSM: +386 31 577 971
web: http://www.eip-ass.si e-mail: solazamir@eip-ass.si
_____________________________________________________________________

3) Upcoming conference: "11th GASAT International Conference on Gender And
Science And Technology (GASAT11)" / Reduit, Mauritius / 6-11 July 2003 / For
conference details, please see:
http://www.gasat-canada.org/conference/c1.html

* Conferencia: "11va Conferencia Internacional GASAT sobre Género, las
Ciencias y la Tecnología" / Reduit Mauritius / 6-11 de julio 2003 / Para más
información, visite: http://www.gasat-canada.org/conference/c1.html

*Conférence : " Onzième Conférence Internationale GASAT au sujet du genre,
la
science et le technologie " / Reduit Mauritius / 6-11 juillet 2003 / Pour
les
renseignements supplémentaires, veuillez voir : http://www.gasat-
canada.org/conference/c1.html

The Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT) Association is an
international
association of people concerned with issues arising from interactions
between
gender and science and technology. GASAT 11 will be held in Le Reduit,
Mauritius in the summer of 2003, organized by the Mauritius Institute of
Education. The theme of the conference is STEPS: Gender Steps Technology and
Economic Paradigm Shifts.

Themes of the conference are:
- Recognizing and promoting the contribution and relevance of indigenous
knowledge in improving the quality of life
- Encouraging scientists, technologists an mathematicians to develop
integrated strategies to attain overall sustainability
- Considering gender dimensions of Citizenship Education

GASAT international conferences are held every two-three years and have been
central in establishing strong and influential networks of  individuals and
organizations that are engaged in research and grassroots activities with a
view to promoting gender equity in science and technology. The contributions
and proceedings of GASAT conferences provide an important source of
information on research and interventions in the field of gender, science
and
technology. In addition, GASAT provides an international forum for sharing
research findings and strengthening global networks.

Contact:

Dr. Yashwant Ramma,
Conference Secretariat
Mauritius Institute of Education
Le Reduit,  Mauritius
Tel: 230 4661940; Fax: 230 4674378,
Email: yashramma@hotmail.com, yash_mie@yahoo.com, osmie@intnet.mu

Cross-posted from the International Gender, Science and Technology Digest,
WIGSAT: shuyer@wigsat.org

_____________________________________________________________________

4) Upcoming course: "International Human Rights Academy" / 6-18 July 2003 /
Ghent, Belgium / Application deadline: 1 March 2003 / For more information,
please see (after Nov. 15): http://www.law.rug.ac.be/pub/humanrightsacademy/

* Curso: "Academia Internacional sobre Derechos Humanos" / 6-18 de julio
2003 / Ghent, Belgium / Fecha límite para inscribir: 1 de marzo 2003 / Para
más información, por favor visite:
http://www.law.rug.ac.be/pub/humanrightsacademy/

* Cours: " Académie des droits de la personne international " / 6-18 Juillet
2003 / Ghent, Belgique / Date limite :  1 mars 2003 / Pour des
renseignements
supplémentaires, veuillez voir (après le 15 nov.) :
http://www.law.rug.ac.be/pub/humanrightsacademy/

The International Human Rights Academy is a human rights course, organized
every year alternately in South Africa and in Europe under the auspices of
Ghent University (Belgium), the University of the Western Cape (Republic of
South Africa), Utrecht University (The Netherlands), the Norwegian
Institute
of Human Rights at the University of Oslo (Norway), together with  the
Washington College of Law at American University (United States of
America).
The Belgian Government is providing financial support to the programme.

The various intensive courses that make up the Academy are designed to
provide high quality legal education in comparative international human
rights and in humanitarian law, with emphasis on the practical aspects in
the
various fields.

Courses include the universal system of protection of human rights, the
regional systems of protection of human rights, the American, African and
European human rights systems, international criminal law and human rights,
international humanitarian law, transitional law, social and economic
rights, children's rights, women's rights, minority rights, rights of
refugees, the prohibition of torture in international human rights law,
universal jurisdiction, foreign policy and human rights, human rights from
an Asian and Arab perspective, etc.

Lectures are given by teachers of the organizing universities and institutes
and by highly experienced practitioners in the field of human rights.

Level: graduate, professional.

Participants: academics, post-graduate students, staff of international
organizations, staff of international and national non-governmental
organizations, judges, lawyers and other legal practitioners from countries
all over the world. Admittance presupposes a fair knowledge of human rights
law.

Tuition and lodging: the cost of participation is $ 900 per student. The
amount covers Tuition, Course materials, Full board, including accommodation
and food. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to participants
from developing countries. The organizers of the Academy can, if the
participant so wishes, help him to make the necessary travel arrangements.
Participants must make their own visa requirements and take care of adequate
medical, travel and damage insurance coverage. The organizers of the Academy
will contact the Belgian diplomatic or consular institutions in the
participant's country in order to help the participant in obtaining a visa.
Participants will be lodged in Ghent University accommodation.

Further information, including the application form, which has to be filled
on-line, can be found (from 15 November 2002) on:
http://www.law.rug.ac.be/pub/humanrightsacademy/


Contact Information:

Mr. Willem Boone
International Office
Law Faculty
Utrecht University
Janskerkhof  3
3512  BK  Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +  31  30  253 72 89
Fax: +  31  30  253 70 05
E-mail:   w.boone@law.uu.nl

Cross-posted from Global Human Rights Education listserv: hr-
education@hrea.org

_____________________________________________________________________

ANNOUNCEMENTS / ANUNCIOS / ANNONCES
_____________________________________________________________________

5) Call for papers: "Lifelong citizenship learning, participatory democracy
and social change" / Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) / University of
Toronto, Canada / 15-17 May 2003 / Submission deadline: 30 November 2002 /
Please send proposals and inquiries to tlc@oise.utoronto.ca with May 2003
CL/PD Conference in the Subject

* Pedido para artículos: "Aprendizaje para toda la vida sobre ciudadanía,
participación, democracia y cambio social" / Centro de Aprendizaje
Transformativa (TLC) / Universidad de Toronto, Canadá / 15-17 de mayo 2003 /
Fecha límite: 30 de noviembre 2002 / Por favor, envíe sus propuestas y
preguntas a: tlc@oise.utoronto.ca con "May 2003 CL/PD Conference" como
sujeto.

* Demande d'articles : " L'apprentissage de toute une vie au sujet de la
citoyenneté, la démocratie participative et le changement social " /
Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) / Université de Toronto, Canada / 15-17
mai 2003 / Date limite : 30 Novembre 2002 / Veuillez envoyer tous
propositions au tlc@oise.utoronto.ca avec " May 2003 CL/PD Conference "
comme
sujet

An international conference organized by the Transformative Learning Centre
(TLC)of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of
Toronto
(OISE/UT) in collaboration with the Instituto Paulo Freire (IPF), Brazil
University of Toronto, Canada May 15-17, 2003.

The theme for this conference, that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the
Transformative Learning Centre, is 'Lifelong citizenship learning,
participatory democracy and social change: local and global perspectives'.

This conference builds on three conferences held recently at OISE/UT: the
first international conference on Social Movement Learning (March 2001), the
fourth international conference on Transformative Learning (November 2001),
and the third forum of the Citizenship Education Research Network (May
2002).

Among some of the possible topics and concerns for discussion in this
conference are the following:

-lifelong learning: dominant and counter-hegemonic discourses, policies and
practices
-the contestation over citizenship and democracy; feminist and indigenous
perspectives
-domestication or emancipation? A Freirian reading of citizenship education
-citizenship learning in formal, non-formal and informal spaces
-citizenship, nation-states, and supranational entities in a globalized
world
-global citizenship, universal human rights; immigrants and refugees
-ecopedagogy and eco-justice; the charter of the earth
-citizenship education in multicultural societies
-bridges between global education and local community development
-workplace democracy,  local governance, democratization of the state
-healthy communities, public spaces and the commons: pedagogy of the city
-substantive and formal democracy; issues of inclusion and exclusion
-deliberative practices, conflict resolution, peace education
-gender, race and class issues in citizenship learning and participatory
democracy
-representative and participatory democracy: theoretical and practical
issues
-pedagogical dimensions of participatory democracy
-multiple pedagogical spaces for citizenship learning
-social movement learning; popular education; legislative theatre
-connections between citizenship learning, participatory democracy and
social
change

Proposals must include:

- Title of workshop/presentation/panel (please specify)
- Type of presentation (paper presentation, discussion, theatre, etc.)
- 3-paragraph description of workshop/presentation
- Name, mailing address, and e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of
contact
person.
_________________________________________________________________

6) Call for Papers: "Re-searching Research Agendas: Women, Research and
Publication in Higher Education" / Curtin University of Technology, Perth,
Western Australia / 25-27 June 2003 / For more information and an
application
form please see: http://www.uts.edu.au/oth/wexdev

* Pedido para artículos: "Re-investigando Agendas de Investigación:
Mujeres, la Investigación y Publicación en Educación Superior" / Universidad
de Tecnología Curtin / Perth, Australia Occidental / 25-27 de junio 2003 /
Para más información y un formulario de inscripción, por favor visite:
http://www.uts.edu.au/oth/wexdev

* Demande d'articles : " La re-cherche des ordres du jour : Les femmes, la
recherche et les publications en études supérieurs " / Université Curtin de
technologie, Perth, Australie de l'ouest / 25-27 juin 2003 / Pour des
renseignments supplémentaires et une formulaire d'inscription, veuillez
voir : http://www.uts.edu.au/oth/wexdev

Topics to be covered include:

- Strategic Issues in Higher Education Research and Development: national
and
institutional research priorities; disciplines and research; research
cultures
- Gender and Research: gender, race and class; time constraints; work and
family, research, teaching and administration
- Personal Reflections on Careers in research and publication, promotion and
employability
- Change and Transformation:  rethinking the PhD; impact of new technologies
- Mechanisms to Improve Research Productivity: mentoring for success;
networking; support systems; project management
- Upgrading Processes of Research and Publication: application; assessment;
peer review; accumulative advantage
- Research and Consultancies: industry links, public versus private;
accountability and intellectual property
- Exploring Research Partnerships: globalization and research
- Feminist Pedagogies

The call for papers and application form are downloadable from the web-site:

Colleen Chesterman
National Director, ATN WEXDEV Program
University of Technology, Sydney
P O Box 123, SYDNEY   NSW   2007
Australia
P) 61 2 9514 2931
F) 61 2 9514 1327
E-mail:colleen.chesterman@uts.edu.au

Cross-posted from the International Gender, Science and Technology Digest,
WIGSAT: shuyer@wigsat.org
_______________________________________________________________

7) Call for papers: "Beyond Post-Communist Transition: Reconstruction and
Development in South-Eastern Europe" / Centre for Russian and East European
Studies, University of Toronto, Canada/ 7-8 February 2003 / Application
deadline: 22 November 2002 / For more information, please contact:
see.reconstruction@utoronto.ca

* Pedido para artículos: "Pasando la Transición Pos-Comunista:
Reconstrucción
y desarrollo en Europa Sur-Este" / Centre de Estudios Rusos y Este-Europeos
/
Universidad de Toronto, Canadá / 7-8 de febrero 2003 / Fecha límite: 22 de
noviembre 2002 / Para más información, por favor contacte:
see.reconstruction@utoronto.ca

* Demande d'articles : " Au delà de la transition poste-communiste :
Reconstruction et développement en sud-est de l'Europe " / Centre pour les
études russes et est-européenes, Université de Toronto, Canada / 7-8 février
2003 / Date limite : 22 novembre 2003 / Pour des renseignements
supplémentaires, veuillez voir : see.reconstruction@utoronto.ca

BEYOND POST-COMMUNIST TRANSITION: RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH-
EASTERN EUROPE

Over the past decade, the countries of South-Eastern Europe have undergone
traumatic regime changes, including in some cases wars of secession, and
profound shifts at the social base. One of the results of these changes has
been an unprecedented number of reconstruction initiatives. These
initiatives, both international and domestic, address economic, social and
political needs, and indeed in many cases can be understood as attempts to
resolve an impasse in development which most of the region has faced since
the late 1970s.

The Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the Munk Centre for
International Studies (University of Toronto), will be hosting an
interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the topic of reconstruction
and development. We are interested in papers dealing with any of the
following three broad issue areas, preferably in a comparative manner:

Political and institutional reconstruction issues of state consolidation,
nation building, interest representation, problems in functioning of
political institutions, "democratization" initiatives, etc.

Socio-economic development viewed from sociological, anthropological and
political-economic perspectives, including issues of elite formation and
organization, economic policy development, socio-economic impact of policy
choices, international aspects of development, etc.

Development of civil society including issues of gender equality and women's
development, media, religion, minority rights, etc.

We will be considering only those papers dealing with the following
countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia
(FYROM), Montenegro, Romania and Serbia (including Kosovo).

SUBMISSIONS

This conference is open to graduate and post-doctoral students. Those
wishing
to participate should send a CV and a 300 word abstract as an e-mail
attachment in Word 97 or as an .RTF file to see.reconstruction@utoronto.ca
or
by fax to (416) 946-8939 or by mail to: Conference on Reconstruction and
Development in South-Eastern Europe, Centre for Russian and East European
Studies, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1
Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7.

Participants are strongly encouraged to seek funding to cover their travel
costs. Accommodations will be provided by organizers, subject to
availability.

Cross-posted from Network of East-West Women listserv: neww@neww.org

_____________________________________________________________________

8)  Call for abstracts: "Women, Science and Sustainability: 20th Pacific
Science Congress" / Bangkok, Thailand / 17-20 March 2003 / Submission
deadline: 30 November 2002

* Pedido para artículos: "Las mujeres, la ciencia y la sostenibilidad:
20ario
Congreso Científico del Pacífico" / Bangkok, Tailandia / 17-20 de marzo
2003 / Fecha límite: 30 de noviembre 2002 / Para más información, por favor
contacte: wanasri@20pscbangkok.com, o viste: http://www.20pscbangkok.com

* Demande d'articles :  " Les femmes, la science et le soutien de
l'environnement " / Bangkok, Thaïlande / 17-20 mars 2003 / Date limite : 30
novembre 2002 / Pour des renseignements supplémentaires, veuillez contacter:
wanasri@20pscbangkok.com, ou vister: http://www.20pscbangkok.com

Continuing a tradition of symposia at Pacific Science Congresses and Inter-
congresses (Women and Development, Honolulu, 1991; Human Resources for the
Future: Women and Young Scientists in Asian and Pacific Science, Beijing,
1995; Women Science and Development: From Indigenous Knowledge to New
Information Technologies, Fiji 1997,  Women and Science, Sydney, 1999) the
PSA Taskforce on Human Resources for the Future is organizing a
symposium, "Women Science and Sustainability" at the 20th Pacific Science
Congress in Bangkok, March 2003.

As we acknowledge the increasing interconnectedness of peoples and places,
the scientific community is grappling with defining a "science of
sustainability" (International Initiative on Science and Technology for
Sustainability) that meets fundamental needs while preserving the earth's
life-support systems and alleviating hunger and poverty.  At this juncture,
in addition to equity concerns, it is critical that all human resources and
all perspectives be brought to bear on the critical challenges facing
humanity as we attempt to define sustainable development based on the three
pillars of environmental, social and economic sustainability.  This
symposium
invites papers on a wide-range of topics related to gender and science
including the emerging arena of sustainability science and,because of a
focus
on extreme events in several of the other Congress symposia, gender and
disasters.

Information:
National Research Council of Thailand
196 Phaholyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 579 2690, +66 2 940 6369
Fax: +66 2 561 3049, +66 2 579 2285
E-mail: wanasri@20pscbangkok.com
http://www.20pscbangkok.com

Cross-posted from the International Gender, Science and Technology Digest,
WIGSAT: shuyer@wigsat.org

_____________________________________________________________________

9) Call for papers: "Development in Transition" / Journal of Development
Studies / Submission deadline: 1 December 2002 / For more information,
please
contact: Jodie Fonseca at: jodie.fonseca@tufts.edu

* Pedido para artículos: "Desarrollo en transición" / Jornada de estudios de
desarrollo / Fecha límite: 1 de diciembre 2002 / Para más información, por
favor contacte: jodie.fonseca@tufts.edu

*Demande d'articles : " Développement en transition " / Journal des études
de
développement / Date limite : 1 décembre 2002 / Pour des renseignements
supplémentaires, veuillez contacter Jodie Fonseca au :
jodie.fonseca@tufts.edu

PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Development Studies is announcing a call for
apers for its spring 2003 issue on DEVELOPMENT IN TRANSITION.

Practitioners and theorists in the development field today face a rapidly
changing world.  Long-standing assumptions have been challenged in the face
of the Johannesburg Summit, the aftermath of the cold war and the terrorist
attacks of 9/11, and intensifying public criticism of the IMF and World
Bank.

Public health and the environment are also coming to the forefront of the
issues facing development practitioners around the world.

How is the discipline changing (or not changing) to reflect these shifting
priorities?  PRAXIS is currently seeking submissions from development
professionals addressing this question.

PRAXIS invites experienced practitioners and academics to submit papers,
essays, and book reviews on the topic described above.  Submissions can be 5
to 30 double-spaced pages and should be submitted with a one-paragraph
abstract of the work.  References must be in endnote format in accordance
with the Chicago Manual of Style.  Please send submissions electronically,
either on disk or through email.

Jodie Fonseca
Editor-in-Chief
PRAXIS:  The Fletcher Journal of Development Studies
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 USA
_____________________________________________________________________

RESOURCES / RECURSOS / RESSOURCES
_____________________________________________________________________

10) New discussion forum: "Re-Inventing Trade:  Challenging norms of Gender,
Law and Development" / AWID and the UBC Faculty of Law / Please see:
http://www.islandnet.com/~mko/clients/law/

* Nuevo foro de discusión: "Re-inventando el comercio: las normas de sobre
el
género, la ley y el desarrollo" / AWID y la Facultad de Derecho de la
Universidad de BC, Canadá / Para más información, por favor visite:
http://www.islandnet.com/~mko/clients/law/

*Nouveau forum de discussion: " Réinventer l'échange :  Changer les normes
du
genre, la loi et le développement " / AWID et la faculté de loi de UBC /
Veuillez voir : http://www.islandnet.com/~mko/clients/law/

The purpose of this site is for participants of the AWID forum to be able to
talk to each other and us about the impact of trade led development on
women.  In our work on re-thinking the role of law in the context of
globalisation, we recognize the need to consider the experiences of women
who
are challenging international trade law from the grass roots. These
narratives are a valuable addition to legal analysis, and help to deepen our
understandings of how these transnational laws and institutions affect local
women and communities.
We are interested in questions such as:
-How do the imposition of trade laws affect local issues?
-Do they affect the outcomes of local struggles?
-How are women affected by these transformations?

Our research is only the beginning of the project. Your contributions will
help to strengthen our collective analysis and understanding of these
issues.
_____________________________________________________________________

11) New Website: "Gender and Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation" /
Please see: www.gwsafrica.org

* Nuevo sitio de web: "Género y Estudios de Mujeres para la Transformación
de
África" / Por favor visite: www.gwsafrica.org

* Nouveau site web: " Les études du genre et des femmes pour la
transformation d'Afrique " / Veuillez voir : www.gwsafrica.org

The Strengthening Gender & Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation (GWS
Africa) project web site is the first ever site, wholly dedicated to the
promotion and development of Gender and Women's Studies on the African
continent. The vision of the AGI's Strengthening Gender and Women Studies
for
Africa's Transformation (GWS Africa) Project, is of an African continent
enriched by a robust and dynamic intellectual environment which supports
African teaching and research in the field of gender and women's studies and
contributes to democratisation and gender justice.  The mission of the AGI's
GWS Africa Project is to strengthen African teaching and research in gender
and women's studies by bringing teachers and researchers based in African
universities together in a series of carefully designed training, research
and publishing activities, and a combination of online communications and
workshops.  The African Gender Institute has established www.gwsafrica.org
in
collaboration with the community of scholars currently engaged in gender
studies all over the continent, and we invite ongoing dialogue and
networking.
_____________________________________________________________________

12) New electronic journal: "Feminist Africa" / Gender and Women's Studies
for Africa's Transformation / To view the journal, please see:
http://www.feministafrica.org

* Nuevo jornada electrónica: "Feminista Africana" / Género y Estudios de
Mujeres para la Transformación de África / Para ver la jornada, por favor
visite: http://www.feministafrica.org

* Nouveau journal électronique: " L'Afrique féministe " / Les études du
genre
et des femmes pour la transformation d'Afrique / Pour voir le journal,
veuillez voir : http://www.feministafrica.org

In October 2002, GWS Africa announced the launch of a new electronic
journal -
Feminist Africa (FA).  Feminist Africa is a publication which has grown out
of the African Gender Institute's many years of commitment to capacity-
building, research, networking and teaching in an environment in which
market-
oriented approaches now threaten to undermine progressive African gender
initiatives.

Cross-posted from Women of Uganda mailing list: info@wougnet.org
_____________________________________________________________________

13) New Website: "Annual Review of Population Law" (in English) / Harvard
Law
School / To view the review, please visit:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/annual_review/annual_review.htm

* Nuevo sitio de web: "Boletín Anual sobre la Ley de Poblaciones" / Escuela
de Derecho de Harvard / Para ver el boletín, por favor visite:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/annual_review/annual_review.htm

* Nouveau site web: " Revue annuelle des lois concernant la population " /
École de loi, Harvard / Pour examiner ce revue, veuillez voir :
http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/annual_review/annual_review.htm

Contents:

- Database history
- Subject matter
- Search database
- Abortion laws
- Population policies
- Domestic violence
- HIV/AIDS
- Female genital mutilation
- Related sites

This web site contains a database of summaries and excerpts of legislation,
constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from
every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive
rights and health, women's rights, HIV/AIDS and related topics. Some of the
most important topics are listed below under subject matter. The period
covered by the database is 1974 through the present (2002).

This web site also contains files on specific topics reproducing the laws
from selected countries in the world dealing with these topics. At present,
there are files on abortion laws, population policies, domestic violence,
HIV/AIDS, and female genital mutilation.

Cross-posted from Gensalud mailing list: andersoh@PAHO.ORG
___________________________________________________________________

14) New Publication: "Placing Gender at the Centre of Health Programming:
Challenges and Limitations" (in English) by Carol Vlassoff and Claudio
García
Moreno / Social Science and Medicine 54: 1713-1723. 2002 / Please see the
full text at: ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com/

* Nueva publicación: "Poniendo Género como Enfoque de la Programación de
Salud: Retos y Limitaciones" (en inglés) / por Carol Vlassoff y Claudio
García Moreno / Ciencia Social y Medicina 54: 1713-1723 / 2002 / Para leer
la
publicación, por favor visite: http://www.sciencedirect.com/

* Nouveau publication: " Mettre le genre au centre des programmes de santé :
défis et limitations " (en anglais) par Carol Vlassoff et Claudio Garica
Moreno / Social Science and Medicine 54: 1713-1723. 2002 / Veuillez voir le
texte au complet au: ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com/


In this paper we argue that a gender analysis is fundamental to health and
health planning. We begin with a definition of gender and related concepts
including equity and equality. We discuss why gender is key to understanding
all dimensions of health including health care, health seeking behaviour and
health status, and how a gender analysis can contribute to improved health
policies and programming. Despite the many reasons for incorporating gender
issues in health policies and programmes many obstacles remain, including
the
lack of attention to gender in the training of health professionals and the
lack of awareness and sensitivity to gender concerns and disparities in the
biomedical community. We argue that the key to placing gender values firmly
in place in Health for All renewal is a change in philosophy at all levels
of
the health sector and suggest ways in which such a change can be implemented
in the areas of policy, research, training and practical programmes and
interventions."

Cross-posted from Gensalud mailing list: andersoh@PAHO.ORG
__________________________________________________________________

15) New Publication: "Balancing the load: Women, Gender and Transport" (in
English) Coedited by Priyanthi Fernando and Gina Porter / Published by Zed
books in association with IFRTD / June 2002

* Nueva publicación: "Equilibrando la carga: Mujeres, Género y Transporte"
(en inglés) / por Priyanthi Fernando y Gina Porter / Publicado por Zed books
en asociación con IFRTD / June 2002 / Para obtener una copia, por favor
escribe IFRTD a: publications@ifrtd.org

* Nouvelle publication:  "La Balance:  Les femmes, le genre et le transport"
(en anglais) co-éditée par Priyanthi Fernando et Gina Porter / Publiée par
Zed books en association avec IFRTD / juin 2002

It is now familiar knowledge that tackling poverty must take into account
policies to increase women's opportunities for micro- enterprise.  In rural
areas, that means access to markets and transport. Yet, transport policy
makers and providers have paid almost no attention to gender equity, and
gender researchers in development have seldom examined the crucially
important role which transport plays in women's lives.

This book draws together local level research from 15 countries across Asia
and Africa, to help understand how gender affects men and women's access to
transport, and what steps can be taken at community provider and policy
levels to improve the situation. It presents fascinating information about
different forms of rural transport in diverse settings; the social roles
transport plays; the uneven gender-influenced access to it; and the impacts
poverty, culture and gender-insensitive provision have on women's lives in
relation to transport.  See the list of contributions at the end of this
announcement.

Of great practical importance are the various proposals the contributors,
and
those who discussed their findings in a series of workshops, make for
tackling what can only be described as women's mobility poverty.

Free Copies are available (subject to availability) to organisations and
individuals in the developing world. To obtain a copy please email the IFRTD
Secretariat at publications@ifrtd.org

Individuals and organisations in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New
Zealand should contact Zed books at sales@zedbooks.demon.co.uk

Cross-posted from the International Gender, Science and Technology Digest,
WIGSAT: shuyer@wigsat.org
___________________________________________________________________

16) New Publication: "Core Obligations: Building a Framework for Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights", (in English) edited by SHR Audrey Chapman and
Sage Russell / Published by Intersentia, Antwerp (2002)

* Nueva publicación: "Obligaciones Núcleos: Construyendo un marco para
derechos económicos, sociales y culturales" (en inglés) / por SHR Audrey
Chapman and Sage Russell / Publicado por Intersentia, Antwerp / 2002 / Para
obtener una copia, por favor viste: www.intersentia.c o escribe:
mail@intersentia.be.

* Nouvelle publication: " Obligations fondamontales : Le construit d'une
structure pour les droits économiques, sociaux, et culturels " (en anglais)
éditée par SHR Audrey Chapman et Sage Russell / Publiée by Intersentia,
Antwerp (2002)

As its title suggests, Core Obligations offers a framework for thinking
about
economic, social and cultural rights, which rests on the concept of core
obligations: the minimum standards a state must meet to be in compliance
with
its obligations related to these rights.  The introduction sets out the
foundation of the concept of core obligations and explains the approach the
volume is proposing.  Subsequent chapters, written by international experts,
examine individual economic, social and cultural rights in light of it:
describing their content, delineating core state obligations and identifying
representative violations.

Frequently overlooked or poorly understood rights such as social security,
cultural participation and the right to the benefits of science receive the
same in-depth treatment as higher profile rights such as health or
education.  Important new topics that are gaining prominence in debates
about
human rights, such as the relationship between human rights and intellectual
property protection in an age of globalization, are thoughtfully examined
and
clearly presented.

Some of the traditional thinking about economic, social and cultural rights
does not hold up under this in-depth examination.  The book shows that
economic, social and cultural rights are full-fledged human rights and not
just laudable policy goals; they are not necessarily expensive to implement;
they can be monitored and violations identified; and states can be held to
account for the relevant human rights obligations they assume.

Copies may be ordered from Intersentia on the web at www.intersentia.com, by
fax at (011) 32 3 658 7121; or by e-mail at mail@intersentia.be.

_____________________________________________________________________

17) New Publication: "Transition, Privatization and Women" / Women's Centre
for Democracy and Human Rights, Yugoslavia / To order copies, please e-mail:
wcenter@eunet.yu

* Nueva publicación: "Transición, Privatización y Mujeres" / Centro de
Mujeres para la Democracia y los Derechos Humanos, Yugoslavia / Para obtener
una copia, por favor escribe: wcenter@eunet.yu

* Nouvelle publication: " La transition, la privatisation et les femmes " /
Centre des femmes pour la démocratie et les droits de la personne,
Yougoslavie / Pour faire une commande, veuillez envoyer un email au :
wcenter@eunet.yu

The publication "Transition, Privatisation, and Women" is a collection of
papers presented at the International Conference "Impact of Privatisation
and
Structural Adjustment in the Transition Countries on Economic and Social
Position of Women" that took place in Subotica, Yugoslavia, on February 22-
24, 2002. This event was organized by the women's Center for Democracy and
Human Rights, Yugoslavia, in the partnership with the Bulgarian Gender
Research Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Center of Legal Assistance for
Women, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conference gathered sixty
participants, representatives of women's NGOs and experts on economy and
gender from 15 countries: Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, Czech Republic,
Hungary, Georgia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia,
Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Yugoslavia, as well as representatives of
the UNECE, European Women's Lobby and Women in Development Europe (WIDE).

Systematically arranged articles define the theoretical, methodological and
geographically analytical framework through which main trends in gender,
privatisation, and the structural adjustment of transitional countries,
after
more than ten-year experience in these processes development, are analysed.
Key issues set in this context are the following: How are the processes of
economic reforms and structural adjustments reflected to the realisation of
the economic and social rights of Women in Central and Eastern Europe? More
specifically, to what extent do the processes of privatisation and the
decrease of social roles have an impact, i.e. limit women's approaches to
those rights?

Cross-posted from Mirjana Dokmanovic: mirad@eunet.yu
_____________________________________________________________________

NEWS / NOTICIAS / NOUVELLES
_____________________________________________________________________

18) "Duma gives initial nod to voting machines" / RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 6,
No.
206, Part I, 31 October 2002 / For more information, please see:
newsline1@list.rferl.org

* "Duma da aprobación inicial para máquinas de votar" / RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol.
6, No. 206, Parte I, 31 de octubre 2002 / Para más información, por favor
viste: newsline1@list.rferl.org

* "Duma donne approbation initiale aux machines de vote" / RFE/RL NEWSLINE
Vol. 6, No. 206, Part I, 31 October 2002 / Pour des renseignements
supplémentaires, veuiller contacter : newsline1@list.rferl.org

RUSSIA

DUMA GIVES INITIAL NOD TO VOTING MACHINES... The Duma on 30 October approved
in its first reading a bill on the use of electronic voting machines,
RosBalt
reported. The bill was introduced by the Central Election Commission (TsIK)
and includes provisions regulating the use of electronic voting machines and
approving the vote protocols that they generate. Deputy Anatolii Lukyanov
(Communist), who headed the opposition to the bill, charged that the use of
electronic voting machines would make it easier for officials to falsify
election results, while TsIK Chairman Aleksandr Veshnyakov, defending the
bill on the floor of the Duma, said the new system would make falsification
more difficult. Deputy Boris Nadezhdin (Union of Rightist Forces) said the
bill lays the groundwork for completely automating the country's voting
system and predicted that in the near future, Russians will be able to vote
from their homes via the Internet. RC

 ...AND REDUCES LEGAL MARRIAGE AGE. Deputies on 30 October also unanimously
approved in its third and final reading an amendment to the Family Code that
would reduce the legal marriage age from 16 to 14 with the permission of the
local executive branch. Although the amendment requires mayors to consider
the opinions of the parents of prospective newlyweds, it does not obligate
them to heed those opinions. The amendments must now be adopted by the
Federation Council and signed by President Putin. RC

_____________________________________________________________________

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL / LLAMADAS INTERNACIONAL / APPEL INTERNATIONAL
_____________________________________________________________________

19) Urgent appeal: "Woman Re-Arrested, Following Escape from Stoning" /
Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

* Llamada Internacional: "Mujer re-detenida, después de su huido de una pena
de muerte" / Comité de Mujeres del Consejo Nacional de Resistencia de Irán

*Appel urgent: "Femme arrêtée de nouveau après la fuite d'une peine de
mort" / La committé des femmes du conseil national de résistance face au
Iran

A woman by the name of Nosrat Abouii, who was stoned in Yazd prison in
recent
weeks, managed to escape while she was being stoned but she was arrested
immediately by the suppressive agents of the regime and put in jail. She is
still in prison. Nosrat Abouii is the eighteenth woman known to have been
condemned to stoning during Khatami's presidency. According to mullahs'
laws,
which recognize gender apartheid even in punishments like stoning, women are
buried up to their armpits for stoning, while men are buried up to their
waist. Earlier, on September 25, Goli Nik-Khou was stoned to death after
serving her 15 -year sentence in the town of Naqadeh, western Iran. The
Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran calls on
human rights fora and organizations throughout the world, in particular
women's rights organizations, o condemn decisively the crimes of the
misogynist religious fascism ruling Iran against Iranian women and demands
the release of Nosrat Abouii from prison. At the moment there are four
women -
 Ferdows, Ashraf, Sima and Shahnaz - in prison waiting to be stoned to
death.
Source: Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran,
23.10.02. E-mail: womenscommittee@iranncr.org


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