WOMENS PUBLIC ASSOCIATION "FEMINA"
Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan
WPA "Femina" was registered by Naberezhnye Chelnys Meria in May 25, 1994. Its registration number is 654.
Address: Flat 182, 57a 40 Let Pobedy Street ,
Naberezhnye Chelny, 423815, Tatarstan.
Contact person: Yelena Mashkova, Director of the organization;
telephone: 7 (8552) 59-68-38 (home);
tel./fax: 7 (8552) 53-62-65;
Femina's Background Organizational and Program - Related History Goals.
The group was created with the goal of breaking down - starting at the rank and file level - the deep-rooted stereotypes of women's roles, showing the true status of women in the town and throughout the region, keeping them well-informed and raising their self-consciousness, drawing the attention of the town authorities to women's problems.
Wishing to unite in order to jointly discuss and settle "feminine" problems, to provide everyone with perspectives for creative activities, to establish links with international women's organizations, led eventually to setting up a women's association.
We believe that our mission would contribute greatly to transforming the society, culture and economy on the basis of a policy that is not discriminative against women, and would also help to improve women's status and provide equal rights and opportunities for men and women during the period of reforms.
The Group falls into the category of local organizations and is operating in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan. Started in November 1990 on a voluntary basis, Femina was then registered as a non-state, independent, non-profit women's organization.
The Group is currently involved in the following 3 major lines of activity:
Since the autumn of 1997, we have been carrying out a content analysis of the central TV programs to ascertain the general male and female images, as well as the TV-formed notions of their roles.
We published the following collections:
WPA Femina welcomes any scientific, business and friendly contacts with
Russian and foreign organizations, funds, centers, and private persons
concerned with women's destinies.