The Status of Women in New Market Economies

A legal Conference on the Status of Women in New Market Economies, co-sponsored by Network of East-West Women, the University of Connecticut Law School's International Legal Programs and the Connecticut Journal of International Law. Held at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 13, 14 and 15, 1996. The Conference is part of the University's continuing series on the significance of human rights in our time, which was organized to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Nuremberg Tribunal.

We view this meeting as an important opportunity for our Legal Committee representatives, all pioneering legal advocates, to present the special economic and social privations women face in the transition from a command economy to a market economy, and to exchange experience, insight and strategies with some of the leading legal scholars in the U.S. The workshops explore theoretical constructs and legal strategies for improving the status of women east and west, both under national and international law.

The Conference is structured around a series of round table discussions. Participation is limited to 50 persons. Each session begins with a paper presented by a legal scholar/advocate from CEE or FSU, followed by short (ten-minute) comments by designated commentators, followed by an hour of open discussion.

The Conference will lead to the publication of a symposium issue of the Connecticut Journal of International Law to which participants are asked to contribute brief (ten-page) reflections on the Conference.

Contact Victoria Vrana or Shana Penn at neww@igc.apc.org.


Workshop on the Status of Women in New Market Economies
Program

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1996

10:00 am - Noon Meeting of Network of East-West Women Legal Committee

2:00 - 5:00 pm Registration and multi-media demonstration
Ongoing videos including Ukrainian film on domestic violence, and demonstration of NEWW World Wide Web sites in English and in Russian.

3:30-5:50 pm Shifting the Public/Private Boundaries
How to reconceptualize the dialogue about what is public/private. Joan Williams will lead us through a small group exercise.

Facilitators:
Dagmara Baraniewska
Mary Ann Case
Malgorzata Fuszara
Daniela Lupas
Krisztina Morvai
Urszula Nowakowska
Joanna Regulska
Tanina Rostain
Alexandra Rudneva
Jane Taubman
Marley Weiss

7:00 pm Opening Reception and Dinner

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

9:45 - 10:00 am Opening Remarks
Shana Penn and Joel Paul
Shoshanah Asnis and Kelly Cartwright

10:00 am - Noon Women at Home
Reports on the condition of women in the family

Co-Facilitators
Isabel Marcus
Urszula Nowakowska

Presenters
Nadezhda Kusnetsova
Malgorzata Fuszara

Commentators
Elizabeth Schneider
Katherine Silbaugh
Martha Fineman
Urszula Nowakowska

Noon - 1:00 pm Luncheon
sponsored by the University of Connecticut Law School

1:00 - 3:00 pm Women in the Workplace

Co-Facilitators
Anastasia Posadskaya
Eileen Silverstein

Presenters
Anita Hill
Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky
Daniela Lupas
Irina Moulechkova
Ludmilla Zavadskaya

Commentator
Marley Weiss

3 - 3:30 pm Coffee
Shana Penn will read from her forthcoming book, Talking Revolution, on women's roles in the anti-communist opposition in Central Europe.

3:30 - 5:15 pm Women and International Law

Co-Facilitators
Nathaniel Berman
Lydia Jankovic Gottlieb

Presenters
Karen Engel
David Kennedy
Krisztina Morvai
Anika Rahmen
Ruti Teitel
Lydia Jankovic Gottlieb

6:00 pm NO HOST SMALL GROUP DINNERS

7:30 pm Hartford Stage Company presents Ibsen's Ghosts

MONDAY, APRIL 15

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 - 10:45 am Women and Violence

Co-Facilitators
Krisztina Morvai
Isabel Marcus

Presenters
Nadezhda Kuznetsova
Fran Olsen
Alexandra Rudneva
Lee Vanderveld
Reva Siegal

Commentator
Nadine Taub

10:45 am REFRESHMENTS

11:00 - 12:30 pm Women and Reproductive Rights, Access to Medical Services and Shelter

Co-Facilitators
Daniela Lupas
Jeremy Paul

Presenters
Anastasia Posadskaya
Urszula Nowakowska
Daniela Lupas
Nanette Funk
Joan Williams
Karen Peifer

12:30 - 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch
sponsored by the University of Connecticut Law School

1:30 - 2:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Joan Ringelheim
Director of Oral History Archives, U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum

The East European Past: Gender and the Holocaust

2:30 pm Refreshments

2:45 - 4:15 pm Markets, Human Development and Democracy

Co-Facilitators
George Schatzki
Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky

Presenters
Tamar Lothian
Jeremy Paul
Joel Paul
Kerry Rittich

4:15 - 5:00 pm CONCLUSION
Discussion led by Urszula Nowakowska, Joel Paul and Ann Snitow

Network of East-West Women Home Page

Russian Feminism Resources at elleon site

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