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This presentation is about romanian women's, named as "Romanian Women's - Campaign For Change", a campaign from Georgeta Gherbrea, a women from Romania.

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  • 1. Romanian Women’sCampaign for Change Georgeta Ghebrea
  • 2. Democratisation Movements Opponents Civic activists Bureaucrats Columnists Femocrats Scholars Political leaders Social activists
  • 3. Women’s Most ImportantContributions toDemocratisation Are: Opposition to the communist regime Founding civic and social movements Founding political parties Raising the social awareness regarding the gender topics Local development Improving women’s social status (health, education, standard of life, economic activity)
  • 4. The Main Instruments forAchieving These Aims Were: Protest letters Dissemination using a diversity of channels ,training courses mass-media, internet, seminars, conferences, campaigns) Voluntary work for community Doing research and feminist studies Teaching Lobbying Street march and meetings Public administration
  • 5. Women’s Movement Weak, fragmented, almost absent from the public scene and under-funded 60 NGOs for women (the database of AnA centre) Quasi absence in the rural areas Only few organisations clearly define themselves in terms of promoting gender issues The others’ focus is delivering social services to deprived groups
  • 6. Issues Violence against women, in the family and at work Social services for the benefit of women, and community service in general Gender studies Civic education
  • 7. Co-operation Collaboration between the women’s organisations is sporadic The European Union:legislation and funding of gender policies European NGOs:know-how and courage The Government: insufficient support for women’s NGOs Women politicians:weak and formal relationships Local and regional NGOs: alliance for charity actions Trade unions: priority to the employees’ interests over the women’s cause
  • 8. Outcome As compared to the beginning of 90s, women’s political participation improved in Romania. Law against domestic violence Gender studies at academic level Education in schools including gender perspective Several NGOs have developed solid training curricula on different women’s issues
  • 9. Conclusion General: women’s marginalisation the communist legacy lack of solidarity low political participation enlargement as an opportunity
  • 10. Romania’s specificity: Women are present in the Romanian public life more as individual characters, less as an organised movement The women’s organisations try to help romanian women, not to emancipate them Most of women’s organisation are oriented toward other deprived groups Elitism, academicism