"Discussion" Women's Club


ul. Karbysheva 11-48
a/ya 5
220119 Minsk
Tel: (0172) 63-77-36
Fax: (0172) 30-80-54, 31-04-72
E-mail: beluwi@minsk.sovam.com
Contact: Anna Sergeeva, President

Discussion is an independent NGO founded in 1993. Its purpose is (a) to strengthen women's influence in national life by means of partnerships, training activity, and informational exchanges, and (b) to develop contacts with women's organizations in Belarus and throughout the world.

The club has organized workshops and round table discussions on problems of nonprofit women's organizations and the status of women in Belarus. It has also developed psychology and language courses for women. It collects information about women's NGO activity in Belarus and abroad, plus statistical and other materials related to different aspects of women's life.

DWC has participated in inter-national conferences and seminars in Germany, Holland, Russia and the U.S. It plans to set up an Informational Women's Center and to organize a series of training workshops for women on the problems of leadership, democracy, partnerships in the family, etc. The workshop project will end with an international conference on the theme: " Women under the Circum-stances of Socio-Economic Crises: the Experience of Eastern Europe."

Staff consists of 30 volunteers.

Last updated:    January 1997

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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