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Slavery, Servitude, Forced Labour and Similar Institutions and Practices

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, 1949

Gender Mainstreaming Resources

Gender Mainstreaming
This page contains various resources in Bulgarian regarding gender mainstreaming: · theoretical issues; · international documents on gender mainstreaming issued by the UN and EU; · practical tools on how to mainstream ge...

THE SECTION ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING RESOURCES IS IN BULGARIAN ONLY. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!Center of Women’s Studies and Policies (CWSP) and do not reflect the official position of CIDA....

Marriage, Family and Youth

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages, 1962


In our library you can find texts of Bulgarian laws as well as links to international legal documents. The publications of CWSP are also presented here. The library offers articles and papers of Bulgarian and foreign authors treating different gender i...

Publications of CWSP

Publications of CWSP
Our publishing program has been developed in response to one of our main aims, related to the achievement of high level of awareness of the general public, the authorities and the non-governmental sector concerning the status of gender equality in differe...

Conventions of the International Labour Organisation

C100 Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951

C156 Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981

Governmental Reports to UN Committees

Reports on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Reports on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Reports on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Reports on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

History of Women's Movement

8 March - International Women's Day
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March as a day of celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, wheth...


100 words for equality
English-Bulgarian glossary of terms on equality between women and men The Glossary was developed under the EU "Leonardo da Vinci" Programme in 1998. It was translated in Bulgarian by the Center of Women’s Studies and Policies in 2005 and fiirst presente...

Student"s Library

Superheroes in Cartoonland
Usually, male superheroes in cartoons are strong, charming, intelligent, and have scientific knowledge. Most often they have two personalities - one of a normal human being (preferably a rich man) and another - of a superhero with superpowers, who can eas...

Famous women scientists of 19 and 20 century
A great woman, who devoted her life not only to her academic career but to rebut this stereotype, was Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1881). She was the first major Russian female mathematician, and also the first woman who was appointed to a full professorship ...

Ancient women philosophers and scientists
If you are asked to name a famous ancient person, who will that be? Probably some clever Greek scientist connected with mathematics and physics like Pythagoras or Archimedes, or an even brainier philosopher like Plato or Aristotle, whose names you may hav...

Women Inventors
Mary Dixon Kies, a Connecticut native, received the first patent granted to a woman in America FOR INVENTING A PROCESS FOR WEAVING STRAW with silk or thread. First Lady Dolley Madison praised her for boosting the nation's hat industry. At that time th...

Papessa Joana
Papessa Joana (also La Papessa) according to some theories was supposedly Pope from 855 to 858, based on a legend that circulated in the Middle Ages. She reigned under the name of Pope Joan VIII, after Pope Leo IV. Pope Joan is regarded by most modern his...

Bulgarian Legislation
Strategic and Programming Documents
• National Action Plans for Promotion of Gender Equality
• Strategies and Programs
• Governmental Reports
Acts of the Executive
• Decrees and Decisions
European Union Legislation
• Primary Law
• Secondary Law
• Case Law
• Reports and Studies
• Legislation and Practices in Member States
International Human Rights Instruments
• United Nations System
• Council of Europe
Gender Mainstreaming Resources
Publications of CWSP
• Studies and Researches of CWSP
• Other publications of CWSP
• Regional Newsletter "Stop Violence Agansit Women"
• Publications financed by CWSP
Articles, Papers, Publications
• CWSP's Authors
• Other Authors
Positions and Appeals
History of Women's Movement
Student"s Library
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