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The Network of East-West Women - Polska (NEWW)
Malgorzata Tarasiewicz | 1 February 2007


Founded in 1991 NEWW is and international communication and resource network supporting dialogue, informational exchange, and activism among those concerned about the status of women in Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States, and the Russian Federation.


NEWW coordinates research and advocacy that supports women’s equality and full participation in all aspects of public and private life. NEWW is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. With members in more than 30 countries NEWW is among the largest and most respected networks in CEE/NIS, and is a trusted source of expertise, resources and information about gender in democratizing societies.

NEWW connects women’s advocates in who work in partnership to promote women’s rights and to strengthen women’s role within civil society. NEWW members represent all strata of society - human rights activists, writers, students, journalists, lawyers, parliamentarians, professors, artists, union organizers, health care workers and feminist activists. NEWW’s overarching goal is to support the formation of independent women’s movements and to strengthen the capacities of women and women’s NGOs to influence policy regarding women’s lives.

For more information: NEWW





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