A SEED Gender Project and Young Women and Democracy
Current Affairs and Hot News: update January 1996
- Men interested in Gender issues!
Take initiative and let us know your ideas for the A SEED
Gender Project for next year!
- Women, Environment and Health: Economical Medecine or
There is already one campaign proposal for next year on
East-West cooperation on environment and health issues, aiming
to research the economical effect of precautionary medecine
versus the cost of hospitalisation and drugs in circumstances
where the society doesn't have a developed enough approach for
precautionary medecine. For example, the health consequences
of an environmental disaster like Chernobyl are
unimaginable... Almost, unless... research into preventative
medecine is done. How to prevent future generations from
serious disease? What is the most economical way to ensure a
healthy population? Prevention or aftercare? If you are
interested in the campaign, please contact us as soon as possible.
- Central Europe YWD Regional Meeting
Poland - coming soon! The meeting will focus on democracy and
media. Inquire at the office for details and an application
- Balkan Countries YWD Regional Meeting
Tirane, Albania, 4-11 February, is intensively discussed
through the recently established list server. You are very
welcome to join the discussion; there are only a few
introductory conditions. Let us know quickly at the office if
you are a new comer and you would like to join the Regional
- YWD Newsletter No.3 ...
The last day to send your articles for the next issue of the
YWD Newsletter has been
extended to 15 January, on the theme: Image and portrayal of
women, and women's use of media! We are counting on your
contributions! Graphics, sketches, photos and other creative
submissions are welcome too.
- Women's Rights are Human Rights!
NEW poster available! Write to us at the YWD office in
Amsterdam for your copy.
- Gender, Democracy and Economy
The second issue of the YWD
Newsletter is hot off the press to usher in the New Year!
This weighty issue features three sections on changing
patterns of consumption and production, women and work, and
impact of international financial institutions. Check out the
review of the pioneering great gains achieved by the
International Women Count Network at the UN IV World
Conference on Women, and the hot news about the launch of the
Global Women's Campaign to "structurally readjust" the World
Bank and the IMF. The issue also features excerpts of Women in
Development reports in CEEC-NIS, as well as inspiring examples
from Central and Eastern Europe on the work for sustainable
consumption and production of citizen's organisations. Write to us now for your copy!
- New logo and letterhead!
Those of you on our paper mailing list will have received our
New Year's greetings and best wishes from the YWD team in
Amsterdam. Credit goes to Andre van Toly (email@example.com) from
Nijmegen, Netherlands for supporting us and working with us to
design our new logo and letterhead. THANKS, Andre!
- Baltic States YWD Report coming soon!
The main themes of the Regional
Meeting held in Riga and Kuldiga, Latvia, 26 November - 3
December hosted by VAK (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kuldiga
Environmental Education School are: Young Women and Democracy;
Women, Health and the Environment; Changing Patterns of
Consumption and Production; and Education. Zoe Broughton from
Small World Media
(email@example.com), Oxford, UK and Liga Skujina from VAK,
Riga, Latvia teamed up to deliver a very practical media and
press skills training.
- Newly Independent States YWD Report coming soon!
The Regional Meeting in Kiev,
Ukraine, 15-22 December 1995 hosted by Mama 86
(firstname.lastname@example.org) had current conditions for NGO development
in different countries as the main theme. Two impressive,
concrete results of the meeting were plans for Regional
cooperation in a special issue in Russian language of the YWD Newsletter No. 4 on Women, Health
and Environment, and the establishment of route plans for one
of the Pilot
Speakers' Tours in Newly Independent States extending from
Murmansk, Russia to Central Asia.
- What does Democracy mean to us?
Documentation from the YWD Conference in Mytilini, Greece is
now available covering the themes: Young Women and Democracy;
Changing Patterns of Consumption and Production; Image and
Portrayal of Women; Sexuality; and Women, Health and the
Environment. There are also workshop outlines on the IV World
Conference on Women, Campaigning skills, Media training,
Mythology, and Press skills.
- Gender and Climate change.
Documentation from the YWD Caucus in Nijmegen and Amsterdam,
Netherlands covering gender perspective on climate issues,
including Urban and rural traffic planning, Energy, and
Consumption and production patterns, is now available from the
YWD Office in Amsterdam. Check out reports of Meike Spitzner,
Wuppertal Institute, Germany and Judit Halarsz, Green Women,
Hungary and other's work on gender sensitive traffic planning
and lobbying points for Habitat II in June 1996 in Turkey!
- Solidarity in the Greenhouse.
You can write for a copy of Women for Peace and Ecology's soon
to be published book, "Solidarity in the Greenhouse," with
results from their International Women's Forum at the time of
the April 1995 Climate Summit and the Youth Climate Campaign's
- Women's Non-Violent Direct Action Training...
One of the exciting and inspiring outcomes of the YWD Caucus
in Netherlands was preliminary plans for an action training
for women in Spring 1996, maybe to kick-off the three Young
Women and Democracy Pilot Speakers' Tours in April 1996!!
- Next Young Women's Caucus...
And what do you think of organising our next Young Women's
Caucus in June 1996 in Turkey around the next A SEED General
Meeting if that will be in Greece?
- Ana Sanzharovskaya from Mama 86 in Kiev has
finished her traineeship in Amsterdam office and has gone back
to Ukraine. We all miss her very much!! But we are pleased to
welcome Mailis Rand from Tallin, Estonia, Ivana Balen from
Zagreb, Croatia, and Tatjana Sekulovic from Skopje, Macedonia!
Next month Irina Zayteva from Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia will
also join the office team to help prepare the *special* YWD
Strategy and Skills training meeting which will be held in
Netherlands in Spring 1996 for the most active participants in
the YWD programme.
Last update: December 30, 1995