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Independent Social Women's Center (ISWC) of the Pskov Region is non-governmental, non-profit social organization. Our organization founded in April 1995. On July 10, 1995 the organization was registered by the Pskov Region Justice Department.
ISWC is a regional organization. It works in the town of Pskov and Pskov Region.
The work of the Centre is based on the understanding that women's rights are the integral part of human rights.
The goal of the Centre is to improve women's status and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. This goal is to be accomplished:
Trainings are being held for women, students of universities, colleges and the ones who study at the Pskov Police School, local bodies representatives, law-enforcement bodies and medical institutes.
During the working period we created:
In 1996 - Press Service and Crisis Service for women,
In 1997 - Women's Crisis Intervention Hotline and Rights Protection Service,
In 1999 - Human Rights School, Health School for women,
In 2000 - Political Leader School
In 2001 - Self-Defense School for Women.
In 2002 - Gender School.
The following projects were fulfilled:
1997 - Informational-educational project for country women,
1997 - 1999 - Regional informational-educational project,
1997-1998 - Crisis Intervention Hotline for women,
1998 - Independent Social Women's Center (ISWC) Social-economical program "Making working places for women",
1998 - "ISWC collaboration with local government bodies",
1999 - Project "Housing reform and public management of inhabitants" ,
1999 - ISWC Social-economical program - project " Organization of women modern clothes fashion house",
1999-2001 - "Crisis Service Support for Women".
2000-2001 - TV programs about different kinds of violence towards women.
2000-2002 - net-projects "Woman and politics".
2002 - "Gender education for students".
2002 - "Crisis Service Support for Women".
2002 - "Collaboration with local medical Services on the problem of domestic violence against women" Research program.
At the moment 4 researches have been done on several problems:
One of the main directions of our Service is providing help for women and teenagers suffering from abuse and violence.
2. Rights Protection Service.
3. Informational-educational program.
Within the program we created the informational base on women's organizations, women leaders in the Pskov region, Russia, and abroad and exchanged information through the network in order to give them new informational possibilities. There are seminars, conferences, round tables, discussions, consultations, and charity actions within the program.
During 1996-2001 we conducted:
4. Press service.
We issue informational bulletins, leaflets, newsletters, and the newspaper "Pskovityanka" (registered in the North - West Region Edition Department State Committee of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, license P 3858, July 19, 1999). We also prepare TV and radio broadcasts, programs, publish articles in local newspapers. We have got an audio and video fund. It provides information about women's movement organisations, initiatives and accomplishments of the Centre. Our library also provides us with materials for round tables, seminars, conferences, etc. conducted by the Centre on a regular basis. There are many different magazines for women and about them, unique issues published by women leaders and literature about ways of creating of public organizations in our library.
At the moment 4 researches have been done on several problems: - "Marriage relations, reforms' influence on a rural family" - 1996. - "Unemployment: Pskov woman at the job market" - 1996. - "Violence against women" - 1996, 1997. The last one - summary questionnaire "Pskovityanka" -1997.
6. Program "Health School for women".
There are eastern medicine, biolocation, astrology, massage classes within the school.
7. Program "Woman and Policy" and Political Leader School.
8. Social-economical program "Development of ISWC".
9. Gender School.
We prepare and conduct educational programs for inhabitants:
pupils and students; local bodies representatives, law-enforcement bodies, medical, social and pedagogical institutes; Mass Media; public on problems of gender education, women's rights, violence towards women and children, etc.
All the centre's services are provided free of charge.
Tel. / Fax: (8112) 158912
Contact person - Natalya Vasilyeva, Chairwoman of the Independent Social Women's Center of Pskov Region
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