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International Women"s Day 2008: Investing in Women and Girls
"At the 2005 World Summit, Governments of all nations agreed that "progress for women is progress for all". Yet the 10-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action revealed a serious gap between policy and practice in many countrie...

Women and men in decision-making 2007. Analysis of the situation and trends
Executive summary of the Report of the European Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Еqual Opportunities As we leave behind 2007, the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All and the 50th anniversary of gender equality policy, the Europ...

How did women fare in 2007?
By Kathambi KinotiPosted on AWID's website Last year saw three female presidents come into power. In Argentina, left-leaning Cristina Fernandez was elected president, becoming the country's second ever woman to occupy its highest office. In her...


Monitoring report maps the situation in Bulgaria regarding violence against women
Within the framework of the 16 Days Campaign the Center of Women's Studies and Policies presents the report "Violence Against Women: Does the Government Care in Bulgaria?". The monitoring report was prepared under the international website project Sto...

25 November – 10 December: 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women
On November 25 was launched for the 17 time in Bulgaria the worldwide 16 Days Campaign Against Violence Against Women, held in partnership between NGOs and state institutions. This year the theme of the Campaign is: Demanding Implementation, Challenging O...

The pension reform in Bulgaria through a gender lens
The gender dimensions of the pension reform in Bulgaria were explored jointly by the Center of Women’s Studies and Policies and the National Social Security Institute with the support of the International Labour Organization office in Budap...

May 15 - International Day of Families
May 15 is celebrated annually as the International Day of Families, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993. This annual observance reflects the importance, which the international community attache...

Roundtable on gender issues in education
On 12 May in the Municipality of Sofia was held a roundtable for representatives of the educators’ community, organized within the framework of the initiative “Equal at School – Equal in Life” of the CWSP, aiming at promoting and including the gender pers...

MEP Elections 2007
Dear visitors, We are on the eve of the first for Bulgaria elections for Members of the European Parliament. What is, according to the political parties and coalitions, the role of women their members in EU politics and where have they placed them o...

International Women’s Day 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
International Women's Day is celebrated as a day for international recognition of the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. On that day women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether natio...

You are not alone!
CWSP joins the campaign in support of the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor in Libya. You can sign petitions at: * http://www.nestesami.bg/main/index.php * http://www.petitiononline.com/bulgaria/petition.html * http://www.abolition.fr/ec...

In Focus 2006

Happy New Year 2007!

The National Assembly adopted a Declaration to combat violence against women
On 8 of December 2006 the National Assembly of Bulgaria unanimously adopted a Declaration on the involvement of the Bulgarian Parliament to the Council of Europe campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence (2006 – 2008), appoint...

16 DAYS of activism against gender violence held for the 16th time
The name of this-year 16 Days Campaign – Advance Human Rights – End Violence Against Women focuses public attention on the state’s responsibilities for implementing the international documents in the field of prevention and fight with violence against wom...

Academia and Gender Equality
On 24 November 2006 the first National academic conference “Gender and transition” took place in Sofia. The conference was organized by the Center of Women’s Studies and Policies and aimed at providing representatives of different departments of the Bulga...

The First Programme for Prevention and Protection from Domestic Violence is adopted in Bulgaria
On 19 October 2006 the Government adopted Programme for Prevention and Protection from Domestic Violence. The Programme envisages a national 24-hour phone line for information for victims of domestic violence and setting up temporary shelters for such ...

CWSP and TV Evropa launch a new program
Dear friends, supporters and visitors of our website! On 12 September 2006 the Center of Women’s Studies and Policies launches a joint TV production with TV Evropa, which will be focused on gender equality issues in Bulgaria, specific problems of women ...

Draft Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men was adopted by the Council of Ministers today
The Council of Ministers adopted on its session today, 20 of July 2006, a Decision for approval of the Draft Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, submitted by the Minister of Labor and Social Policy. The purpose of the law is to regulate public r...

Session of the Consultative Commission on Equal Opportunities
On the 22 of June 2006 from 14 p.m. in the Training Center of Ministry of Labor and Social Policy was held a session of the Consultative Commission on Equal Opportunities. Discussions on the draft Law on Equal Opportunities was the main issue of discussio...

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