SVU WORLD CONGRESS FEATURES FIRST WOMEN`S ISSUES PANEL
SVU, the Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences - http://www.svu2000.org, is an independent, non-profit international cultural organization dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the free dissemination of ideas, and the fostering of contact among people. It berings together scholars, scientists, artists, writers, students, lawyers, businessmen, and others throughout the world who have, because of their ethnic background or professional calling, an interest in the Czech Republic and/or Slovakia, their histories, peoples, and/or their cultural and intellectual contributions.
The 2002 SVU World Congress was held in Pilsen, Czech Republic, June 23-28. Events included the high profile Grand Opening Ceremony with strong diplomatic presence, multiple panels, and cultural events. This year, for the FIRST time in 2l years, the SVU World Congress featured a WOMEN`S ISSUES PANEL, with a specific women`s focus. There will now be a defined program to incorporate gender considerations multidimensional within SVU. The Women`s Issues Panel received entensive press coverage, and also had meetings in Prague with women`s programs and organizations.
WOMEN`S ISSUES PANEL
SVU CONGRESS 2002
Lois A. Herman, Co-Coordinator Midwest US Czech & Slovak
Women`s Alliance, International Women;s Human Rights Consultant, Minnesota USA
"The Political, Economic, & Social Impacts On Women of the Transition/European Union Enlargement Process"
Anna Vysoka, Czech Ph.D. Student, University of Minnesota, USA
"Education & Its Role in Stimulating Active Participation of Women in Czech Political Life."
Lucie Sladkova, Head of Mission, International Organization for Migration, Prague
"IOM Information Campaign On Trafficking In Women - Czech Republic"
Alena Krizkova, Gender Sociologist, Czech Sociological Institute
"The Politics of Equal Opportunities in the Czech Reality"
Sister Ethna McDermott, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Ostrava
"Good Shepherd Ostrava Services For Marginalized Women"
Amy Garrett, University of Minnesota US Ph.D. Student
"The Challenge of Bridging Two Cultures - The Women`s Perspective"