The second 2006 issue of the Agenda journal will focus on Women and Culture. It is intended that in placing a gendered lens on culture, contributions to the issue will concern a rethinking and reclaiming of what culture means to women. Submissions are accepted in the following formats: Full paper; Abstract; Overview/summary of intent; Deadline: 18 October 2005. More info: Christine Davis, Writing Programme Co-ordinator. Agenda Feminist Media Project. Tel: 031 304 7001, fax: 031 304 7018; firstname.lastname@example.org
Women are running in Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections. They are motivated by the May law reserving more than 25 percent of the seats in Parliament and the provincial councils — Afghanistan's version of state legislatures — for women. Full article at Afghan Women Wind Up Tough Campaigns
The "Shaiva Manuscripts in Pondicherry", the manuscripts housed in the IFP and Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO are to be inscribed on UNESCO's "Memory of the World" register. An Indo-French nomination was jointly submitted in June 2004 by the IFP, the EFEO, and the National Mission for Manuscripts of the Indian government.
The cataloguing project's ultimate aims are to make digital images of these manuscripts, and to make these images widely accessible over the internet.
Call for Papers, 9th Sakyadhita Conference
Conference Theme: Buddhist Women in the Global Multicultural Community
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 17 to 21, 2006
Temple Tour: June 22 to 24, 2006
Please send paper proposals to: email@example.com
and a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org