Institute for Socio-Economic Population Problems
MCGS describes its mission as:
The Center is affiliated with the Insti-tute for Socio-Economic Population Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It has a distinguished roster of women scholar associates, and has published numerous articles and books. (An anthology of essays by scholars associated with MCGS has been published in English, titled Women in Russia. Contact the Center for a complete list of its publications.)
- providing a gender perspective to the society and thus incorporating a gender approach into academia and social life;
- playing a coordinating role in the independent women's movement; and
- resisting sexism "in the humanities, mass consciousness and social policy."
Besides sponsoring research, MCGS organizes conferences, seminars and training programs aimed at "integrating women into political activities and market economies." It is also developing programs in women's studies for introduction into university and high school curricula.
In cooperation with the Network of East-West Women, MCGS is developing an electronic network to link women's NGOs and to address law and public policy issues concerning women.
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).