Dear Friends, INSGENAR is very excited to present to you our first Bulletin, "La Rosaria"! Please read on to learn more about our projects and upcoming events. We look forward to receiving your feedback and in the meantime, we will be working on our next publication! *Let us know immediately if you are unable to read the attached message. In solidarity, Instituto de Género, Derecho y Desarollo ========================================================= LA ROSARIA BULLETIN #1, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER, 1999 THE INSTITUTE OF GENDER, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT España 225, 1·C, Tel/Fax: 341- 4252242, 2000 Rosario, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Institute of Gender, Law and Development is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the defence of women and children`s human rights. Established in 1994 in the city of Rosario we hope to introduce our work and on going projects to a national and international audience with this first publication. MISSION STATEMENT: ...to construct a just society based on true democracy that respects and protects the human rights of women and children. We strive and work for the advancement and improvement of the social condition for all women. “TO CONSTRUCT A HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY IN ROSARIO” “WHAT´S HAPPENING?” Here at “INSGENAR”, we have two very important projects that we are currently working on: THE ROSARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY and THE REPUBLIC OF WOMEN, FILMS GIVE US CLUES. “ROSARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY” is a project initiated by a proposal framed by “The United Nations Plan of Action for the Decade of Human Rights Education” (1995-2004). INSGENAR is participating in this joint-initiative with PDHRE (People`s Decade of Human Rights Education), in order to promote “human rights communities” in distinct cities in the world. Particularly in Rosario, we have been working on this idea since 1997. At this time however, the Institute as well as other organisations are carrying out the following activities: “Human Rights Education Days” which will be held on September 17th and 18th at the San José College in Rosario. A seminar on Security and Human Rights in our City will be held November 12th at the National University of Rosario. We are also organizing a contest aimed at school children from second and third grades in all municipal primary schools, to paraphrase, in their own words, the Declaration of Human Rights. To enter in a submission, please be aware of the November 29th deadline. The conditions for this contest are now available at the Institute office and will also be publicised in the media and throughout all schools. “The Republic of women, films give us clues”, is an initiative destined to promote the leadership of women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our objective is to stimulate the participation of women who have the capacity of decision-making. Women are represented from fields as diverse as labour unions, political parties, and rural and private enterprise, so that their opinions will invigorate a debate after viewing the film. We have thus far, successfully presented films such as, “The Salt of the Earth” and “Antonia`s Line” for example, that have both intrigued and excited audiences to participate effectively in the post-film debate. Upcoming Presentations in association with other interest groups and organizations are: 4 & 5 / 9 - 9am “CLADEM” and el “Grupo de Mujeres del Desierto de Lavalle” (Women of the Lavalle Desert), Mendoza 9 / 9 - 8pm “Mujeres Pymes” (Association of Businesswomen in Rosario), Rosario 16 / 9 - “Movimento de Mujeres en Lucha” (The Movement of Struggling Women), Totoras 21 / 9 - 7pm “Consejo de Mujeres de Cs. Económicas” (Council of Women Economists), National University of Rosario 25 / 9 - 5pm “Organizaciones que participan del Programs de Fortalecimento de la Sociedad Civil de la Secretaria de Desarrollo Social”, Capitán Bermúdez 01 / 10 - 3pm “Org. El Prog. De Fort. de la Soc. Civil, Sec., Carcaraña 05 & 19 /10 - 6:30pm “Consejo de Mujeres de Cs. Económicas, Rosario DID YOU KNOW? The human rights of women are constantly violated in various ways... Presently in Latin America, women receive between 60% and 70% of the salaries of men with the same jobs. This gender inequality also crosses over ethno-racial borders. In a study completed in Brazil, results prove that if these women are minorities, such as indigenous or black, their salary would be even less, at only 47%. *With notes taken from: Conference on Gender, Race & Ethnicity; 2-7-99, New York, U.S.A. UPCOMING EVENTS: SEPTEMBER 7 Civil Rights Day of Women 9 Film Debate sponsored by “Rosario Association of Businesswomen” at 8:30pm, featuring the film, “Baby Boom” 17 & 18 INSGENAR along with other organizations is holding a “Human Rights Education Seminar” at San José College in Rosario OCTOBER 5 Children´s Human Rights Day 2 Columbus Day 15 Rural Women`s Day NOVEMBER 12 “Security in the City and our Rights” Meeting at U.N.R. (National University of Rosario) Day of “Non-Violence against Women” The Rosario H.R. Community`s UN Paraphrasing Contest closes. Last day to enter in submissions. Our sincerest thanks... to the entire team of dedicated volunteers here at the Institute of Gender because without their efforts, we could not carry forward our work. POESIAS y FRASES de DERECHOS HUMANOS “Tolerar a existência do outro, e permitir que ele seja diferente ainda è muito pouco. Quando se tolera, apenas se concede, e essa nao è uma relaçao de igualdade, mas de superioridade de um sobre o outro. Deveriamos criar uma relaçao entre as pessoas da qual estivessem excluidas a tolerância e a intolerância.” JOSÉ SARAMAGO Portuguese Writer “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Article 1, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ______ ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. 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