Gender Studies, o.p.s. is a member of the following networks and organisations:
KARAT Coalition is a network of women's non-governmental organisations from Central and Eastern Europe that was founded in Warsaw in 1997. Karat supports cooperation between women's organisations which often face similar problems and deal with identical issues in the post-communist region. It promotes equality between women and men and participates in political processes aimed at improving women's position at the national and international level, especially via UN. The Coalition represented women's organisations of Central and Eastern Europe in the so-called Beijing + 10 process - revision of the Platform for Action, a document agreed on the 4th world conference about women in Beijing.
Network of East West Women
Gender Studies, o.p.s. is a member of an international network of women's organisations, NEWW. Thanks to regular communication and contacts initiated by NEWW among women's organisations in the Central and Eastern European region, Gender Studies, o.p.s. receives up-to-date information and contacts, which it then transmits to other institutions and media. Revised analyses of the Criminal Code and Labour Code of the Czech Republic that were developed by NEWW in cooperation with Gender Studies, o.p.s., in the form of guides for women, are available at www.feminismus.cz.
Association for Equal Opportunities
The Association is made up of non-governmental non-profit organisations founded after 1989. Its concerns are various aspects relating to equality between women and men in society. Its main goal is to participate actively in defining conditions for equal opportunities for women and men in all aspects of public and professional life. The Association primarily works on the exchange and dissemination of information among its member organisations and central institutions, in addition to lobbying and organizing seminars and discussions for its members. AEO also regularly comments on the document entitled Priorities and Procedures of the Government in Promotion of Equality of Men and Women.
European Women's Lobby
European Women's Lobby (EWL) is an organisation coordinating activities of more than 4000 national and European women's organisations in the 25 member countries of the European Union. The aim of EWL is to reach equality between women and men in Europe and perform the role of a link between political representation and women's organisations at the EU level.
RewindNet is a network of women's information and documentation centres in 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. It was founded in 2001 and is coordinated by Ženska Infoteka (based in Zagreb, Croatia) and supported by Open Society Institute, New York. The project's goal is to share experiences, create information systems and the use of compatible standards to create an important basis for future potential cooperation. Its main activities include: collecting data on women's information centres in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (on-line databases, publication Regional Database of Women's Information and Documentation Centres in CEE), regional media research (publication Until It Stops. Violence Against Women Across Transitional Europe), development of a thesaurus of women's issues terminology, and regular work on the regional website.
WINE is a network of European women's information centres, libraries and archives. It was founded in 1995. WINE focuses particularly on education and training; synergy in functioning and mutual support of women's information centres, libraries and archives of university departments of gender studies, and on the organisation of conferences and seminars for information specialists working in the issue. WINE aspires to fulfill the representative function in relation to the European Commission programmes that support information and documentation services in the area of gender issues.