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An Appreciation of Ann Snitow and her last book, Visitors

Gender and Transformation in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia Workshop  will take place in European Union Studies Center, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, on the 2nd of December 2022, 2p.m. to 3 p.m. in person and Zoom.


Przewodniczki, nowa książka Ann Snitow po polsku już dostępna w księgarniach

Pełne obaw z powodu nadciągającej wojny w Jugosławii albo nieustraszone jak Polki zahartowane stanem wojennym – ponad siedemdziesiąt kobiet z Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej i z Zachodu spotkało się w czerwcu 1991 roku w Dubrowniku. Nie chciały przekładać na później zajmowania się problemami kobiet. Kto inny miałby zadbać o ich prawa?

Książka Ann Snitow „Przewodniczki. Jak na gruzach komunizmu budowałyśmy równy świat


ILO interview with Reka Safrany, President of European Women’s Lobby

This is the second issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies. The interviewee this time is Réka Sáfrány, newly elected President of the European Women’s Lobby.


An equal Europe is one where everyone, regardless of their sex, identity or background has access to the same opportunities and choices in life.

We can tackle social and gender inequalities to make sure nobody is forced, by coercion or by circumstance, to enter prostitution. The Equality Model is a proven, integrated approach to creating a Europe where gender inequalities do not result in prostitution and where everyone has the choice not to have access to their bodies bought or sold for sex.

Minsk activist Volha Harbunova goes on hunger strike in Akrestsin detention centre

from BELSAT.TV 2021.11.18 14:20 (photo

The reputed Belarusian activist Volha Harbunova has been hungerstriking since her being detained on November 9, reports citing Volha’s friends.

The friends learned from her lawyer that since the very first day in the notorious Akrestsin detention centre Volha had not eaten anything, she was only drinking water. The woman says she is quite well and thanks everyone for their support.(…)