Centre for Gender Studies
The MacArthur Foundation has approved a grant in support of the activities of the Centre for Gender Studies at European Humanities University in Minsk. The activities of the Centre include research, curriculum development, a conference, workshops, and a couple of publications. The idea is to make the Centre open for students of all universities in Minsk and, probably, in Belarus upon payment of a symbolic registration fee. We are starting with just a couple of courses in the curriculum plus a series of seminars in gender for faculty staff. The main problem is a drastic lack of lecturers in the field (and general absence of a feminist context in the Western meaning of the word). So if you are annoyed with very long flights while on your way from New York to Hong Kong, you could always make a stop in Minsk to share your ideas on the politics of washing up in contemporary history.
Please note the address: st. Kupaly, 11-98, Minsk, 220030, Belarus can still be used.
Last updated: October 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).