Independent Women's Forum


Serpukhovskii val. 17/23-91
113191 Moscow
Tel: (095) 954-4429
Tel/Fax: (095) 395-5864
Contact: Elizabeth Bozhkova, Marina Liborakina

Established in 1991, the Forum has conducted workshops on women's roles in politics, business, the mass media, etc. It now serves as an umbrella or-ganization for more than 200 women's organizations throughout Russia. The Forum also operates an Information Center. With funding from local resources and a grant from the Ford Foundation, it has developed the Education and Vocational Training for Empowerment project to help women gain professional skills; the Mass Media Against Discrimination project, featuring a quarterly newsletter and development of a network of journalists against discrimination at national and local levels; and the Women and the Arts project, aimed at promoting women's participation in the arts.

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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