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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...

The life of women in the oldest times
In the extracts below from "History of Bulgarian Literature", Chapter I "The life of Bulgarian people in the oldest time", written by Dimitar Marinov in 1885, the author speaks about the life of women and the relationships between women and men in the fam...

Human Rights
1. Civil and political rights The theory for their existence appeared in 17-18 century. These are 'liberty-orientated' and include the rights to: life, liberty and security of the individual; freedom from torture and slavery; political particip...

Council of Europe and human rights
The Council of Europe is an international organization founded in 1949 which has now 47 member states. It works on solutions to major problems facing European society, like racism, intolerance, discrimination against minorities, inequality, social exclusi...

UN and human rights
The history of the main human rights instruments of the UNITED NATIONS organization (UN) dates back only about half a century ago. UN was established after the World War II to unify the efforts of its member states for peace, mutual understanding and huma...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Bulgarian Legislation
Strategic and Programming Documents
• National Action Plans for Promotion of Gender Equality
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European Union Legislation
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Gender Mainstreaming Resources
Publications of CWSP
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• Regional Newsletter "Stop Violence Agansit Women"
• Publications financed by CWSP
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History of Women's Movement
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