Training camp for children on preventing the trafficking and sexual exploitation

Saturday 14 January 2006
From 2 to 8 January 2006 the holiday complex "Sveta gora" next to Veliko Tarnovo hosted 25 children from different social institutions in Bulgaria, their educators and their trainers for a peer-to-peer education. (continue)

Training on economic literacy from a gender perspective

Thursday 10 November 2005 Maria Velichkova
Between 4 and 6 November 2005, Gender Education, Research and Technologies foundation(GERT) gathered ten women from non-governmental organizations for a training on basic economic literacy. It was held at the office of the Women’s Alliance for Development (WAD) and the trainers were Anita Seibert from the Karat Coalition, Poland and Jivka Marinova from GERT, Bulgaria. (continue)

Catholic and sexual health and rights activists join hands to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS

Thursday 25 August 2005 Christina Haralanova
“For the first time ever, both Catholic and sexual health and rights activists have joined hands in creating a 16-country coalition using 11 languages to challenge what is a great injustice: the Vatican’s ban on the use of condoms,” said Ozzi Warwick, a HIV/AIDS activist from Trinidad and Tobago. “We have said it loudly so that it rings around the world. Last year, there were 39.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Almost 60,000 people died of AIDS this week as we waited for the pope. We will (...) (continue)

The Global Women’s Charter for Humanity in Bulgaria

Saturday 18 June 2005 Jivka Marinova
From June 9 to 11, 2005 the World March of Women and the Women’s Global Charter for Humanity passed through Bulgaria.
Adopted on December 10, 2004 in Kigali, Rwanda and started the world relay on March 8 in Brazil the Charter is moving from country to country. The main goal of the Charter is to initiate debates and campaigns for poverty eradication and elimination of violence against women.
The Charter is moving around together with a unique patch blanket, containing artistic quilts (...) (continue)

Investing in the future – how to maximize the impact on development aid?

Monday 16 May 2005 by Christina Haralanova
On 3rd of May, 2005, at the EU Parliament in Brussels took pace a public hearing related to the problems with the MDGs and the EU participation as a donor party. (continue)

World March of Women: Global Charter of Humanity Relay

Saturday 23 April 2005
Thousands of women celebrate the Relay of the Women’s Global Charter for Humanity (continue)


Friday 15 April 2005
From February 28 to March 11, 2005, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conducted the ten-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing + 10) and commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the First UN World Conference on Women held in Mexico in 1975.
The Objective of the review was to identify achievements, gaps and challenges in implementing the Beijing Platform for Action -signed by 189 governments- and the outcome documents, as well as the Beijing +5 (...) (continue)

The reproductive health of women - where are we and what are the costs for it?

Saturday 2 April 2005
On March 30, 2005 Gender Education, Research and Technologies foundation (GERT) held a round table discussion on the issue of the costs of women’s reproductive health in Bulgaria.
Jivka Marinova, GERT executive director welcomed the participants - representatives of NGOs and State institutions working in the field of reproductive health and explained that the meeting was part of a larger international campaign in CEE of the ASTRA network for sexual and reproductive health and rights of (...) (continue)

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