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The leader of YABLOKOs Gender faction made a speech at UNESCO conference

Press Release
November 23, 2009

The leader of YABLOKOs Gender faction Galina Mikhalyova who has recently become the so-called key partner of UNESCO Bureau in Moscow, made a speech at UNESCO conference devoted to bilateral sectoral priorities and guidelines of UNESCO programme for Russia and the CIS countries for 2010-2011.

Galina Mikhalyova stressed in her speech that Gender problems the overpenetrating topic of the forthcoming period should be present in all the programmes. It is very important for the Russian conditions, as can somewhat compensate for this distinct trend towards strengthening of the androcentric trends, discrimination of Russian women virtually in all the spheres of life, which is to a disadvantage of our country as compared to its CIS neighbours.

The efforts in realization of strategic programme goals should be targeted at gender education which will require gender expertise of textbooks and gender education of teachers, bureaucrats, politicians and public figures, Mikhalyova stated.

She also said that it is necessary to try to achieve parity in womens participation in the programmes and gender expertise of projects.

UNESCO largest programmes for the forthcoming period will be connected with education, sciences, social sciences and humanities, culture, as well as communication and information.

 

See also:
Womens Movement


Press Release

November 23, 2009