WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN-DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT OF BELARUS (WCDM)
Sprang up in 1991 as an independent non-profit organization. The Organization was registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Repablic Belarus on January 27, 1991. Its registration number is 477/0151.
Address: Apt. 5, 6 Raduzhnaya Street, Minsk-city,
Contact persons: Ludmila Petina, President;
Tel./ fax: 37 (5172) 50-31-68;
Anna Tochilina, Coordinator for international relations;
telephone: 37 (5172) 37-43-14
AIMS of WCDM:
The protection of women's rights. The democratization of society.
MISSION of WCDM:
What is to be done for the realisation of these aims?
WCDM takes an active part in the social, cultural, and political life in Belarus.
The Organization performed several actions aimed at the attraction of
attention to women's conditions in Belarus.
WCDM has a variety of programs:
educational seminars, conferences, scientific research, work with the representatives of mass media, setting up of the information center, cooperation with women's non-government organization of Belarus and abroad.
The organization of the Women's Educational Consulting Center and elaboration of training courses for women's integration into political life and a market economy.
Short history of WCDM
In April 1994 WCDM organized and performed the international conference "Woman - Family Society", in which took part about 200 bylorussian women and the representatives from 20 countries.
Several sociological analyses on the problem of the state of women and family were made and the conception of family politics was also elaborated.
In 1996 WCDM organized and performed the round table "Integration and contact: the international women's movement and NGO of Belarus".
In 1996-97 WCDM organized the educational seminars for leaders of women's NGOs - "Beijing Strategies - Bylorussian Perspectives", "Women and Poverty" 'Women and Violence",
'Women and Mass Media", "Women and Decision Making".
'Women and Human Rights".
Representatives of WCDM took part in:
The structure of the WCDM
WCDM was founded from different regional organizations of Belarus. The Executive Organ of the WCDM is the Council, comprising 19 members. WCDM employs no paid employees. All the work is done voluntaryily.
Voluntary contributions, fees and grants from foundations.