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The Central and Eastern European (CEE) Gender Network

Working with political parties, the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity, PES Women and FEPS,  the CEE Network has strongly contributed to mainstreaming women’s concerns and gender equality related issues into socialdemocratic (SD), progressive and left political party policies and programmes, into country mainstream political discourse and often, when possible, into government policies.  

CEE Network was instrumental in the establishment and the development of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe Gender Task Force in 1997. To support capacity building the Network custom designed and implemented the  “Women Can Do It” gender awareness training programmes (1996)  in South Eastern Europe and later the “Youth Can Do It” manual.

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The work of the CEE Gender Network since 2012


In 2015 the Network initiated and brokered with women’s forums of SD parties in the region a joint CEE Gender Equality Platform which today represents the basis of capacity building; it strengthened its social networks and outreach in the region but also within the European social democratic family becoming a full member of PES Women and Observer member of the PES. A web based toolkit for political leaders on gender equality is being developed to be operational in 2018. Successful organization of the signature Korčula School on gender issues with topics: i. women in politics (2012), ii. economic and social challenges to gender equality (2013), iii. violence against women with focus on sexual harassment (2014, iv. Transformative politics – women in politics (2015), v. refugee ad migrant crisis through a gender differentiated lens(2016), vi. Transforming politics – inert-generational dialogue on gender equality and solidarity (2017).

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