From March 6, 2008, to April 2, 2008, in the Official Documents Department (second floor, room 207) is open a book exhibition “Women in a Mirror of the Epoch” timed to the International Women’s Day (March 8).
The International Women’s Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1975. The International Women’s Day is observed annually all over the world as a day of the international solidarity of women fighting for economic, social, and politic equality.
The International Women’s Day is an opportunity to analyze achievements, call upon changes, and pay tribute to common women who fought for women’s rights.
Women take an active part in the society life and solving of social, economic, and politic issues.
The exhibition includes the following sections:
- women in the world history;
- women and society (women in policy, economy, family, and culture);
- international legal documents for the improvement of women’s rights;
- women health;
- women and education;
- women and violence;
- statistics: a gender angle;
- gender issues and equality of sexes;
- women’s rights in the Republic of Belarus.
Materials displayed at the exhibition acquaint visitors with the history of the development of international strategies, standards, programs, and objectives for the equality of sexes and improvement of women’s rights.
At the exhibition are displayed over 100 publications by UN, UNESCO, Council of Europe, European Union, and the World Bank in Russian, English, French, and German languages: books, periodicals, brochures, booklets, and mimeographed materials.
We invite to the exhibition professors, experts of social and politic sciences, students, lawers, historians, sociologists, heads of state and un-governmental organizations, and everyone who is interested in gender ideology and sociology.