Report from the Field:
Women's Activism in Belarus, Russia, & Ukraine

Jewish Studies Center logo Please Join us! Meet Project Kesher activists attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women and hear about current policies and projects regarding such topics as trafficking, domestic violence, women's health, promoting community activism and building multi-ethnic coalitions.

Wednesday, February 23rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm @ Baruch College, 151 E 25th St in Newman Conference Center - 7th Floor
Students - graduate and undergraduate - are welcome!

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Sponsored by Project Kesher in Collaboration with the Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College

Project Kesher logoAbout Project KesherFounded in 1989, Project Kesher is one of the fastest growing advocacy and human rights organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan with a grassroots movement of 170 women's groups and more than 90 multi-ethnic, multi-religious coalitions of women.  Project Kesher's programs are inspired by Jewish values and give women in the region the opportunity to discover the power of community activism.  Project Kesher provides innovative leadership training programs for women and girls; job training at ORT-KesherNet computer centers; and social activist programming that addresses domestic violence, human trafficking, women's health issues, anti-semitism and other religious and ethnic intolerance.

Vlada Bystrova, Programming Director
Project Kesher, Krivoy Rog, Ukraine

Elena Kalnitskaya, Director of Project Kesher Network
Project Kesher, Makeevka, Ukraine

Olga Krasko, Director of Leadership Training
Project Kesher, Polotsk, Belarus

Svetlana Yakimenko, Director
Project Kesher, Moscow, Russia

Academic Liaison: Carol J. Avins, Rutgers University,
Russian and East European Languages and Literatures

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