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Meeting of the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement in YABLOKO

Press Release
November 20, 2009

A meeting of the Council for Consolidation of Womens Movement joining together a number of important interregional and nation-wide womens organisations took place on November 19, 2009.

The meeting discussed the events to be conducted in the short term, where the Council and most of its members will take part.

The most important events are as follows:

- Round table discussion in the Public Chamber devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (November 25);
- Conference of the Orthodox Women Womens Mission in the Spiritual and Moral Development of the Fatherland with participation of the Patriarch of Russia (December 3-4, Moscow);
- Round table Ways Out of the Crisis organised by the Business Women association (December 7, Moscow);
- Round table Legal Equality of Men and Women: Prospects for Further Development of the Legislation in the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children (December 15);

On the initiative of the Jewish women organisation Kesher the Council decided to join the international action 16 Days Against Violence.

Co-Chair of the Council Galina Mikhalyova informed the participants that the Sector of Social Sciences and Humanities of the UNESCO Moscow Bureau chose her the key partner on the gender equality issues which would allow specifying UNESCOs priorities in Russia in this field.

See also:
Womens Movement

Press Release

November 20, 2009