Index ENUT News 2/1999
2.1. Editorial
2.2. Opening Address at the Conference / Tiiu Aro
2.3. What is Women’s Studies? / Suzanne Lie
2.4. Winning With Women / Pat Evans
2.5. Women’s Role in National Politics / Eda Sepp
2.6. Without Feminism – no Democracy? / Ebba Witt-Brattström
2.7. Gender Equality and Women in Politics in the EU / Heidi Hautala
Dangers and Opportunities to Consider For Women Politicians / Sirje Kiin
Conference Coverage in the Estonian Media/ ENUT
2.10 Master Suppression Techniques in a Power Perspective: Political Experiences
With Language and Power / Berit Ås
2.11 Women’s Interests in the Parties Platform / Anu Toots
Workshops: Presentations and Summaries:
Women and Political Involvement
Women’s Political Agenda
Women and Local Governments
2.16 How to Win Elections / Pat Evans
2.17 Cultural Stereotypes Confronting Men and Women / Voldemar Kolga
2.18 Political Participation / Tiina Raitviir
The second issue of ENUT News is devoted to giving an overview of the
Estonian Women in Politics conference held on February 4-6, 1999, at the Tallinn
Pedagogical University, and an analysis of the parliamentary elections on March 7, 1999.
On the eve of the Conference, ENUT (Estonian acronym for the Estonian
Women’s Studies and Resource Centre) was opened officially. Mait Arvisto, the Rector
of the Tallinn Pedagogical University (TPU) where the Centre is located, gave the
opening address. Suzanne Lie, ENUT’s Academic Director, told the guests about the
history of ENUT, and introduced Selve Ringmaa, ENUT’s Administrative Director.
The Centre’s library of books, purchased with a grant from the Government of the
Province of Ontario, Canada, was turned over to the Centre by Eda Sepp, a member of
ENUT’s board. The audience included representatives from the foreign embassies that
have supported and contributed to the development of the Centre. The program, held in
the auditorium, was followed by a reception and open-house at the Centre.
The Conference was attended by more than 200 people, representing 129
organizations across Estonia. First day’s program included plenums on “Women in
Politics”, “Women in Estonian Politics”, and “Strategies to increase women’s
participation in politics”. The plenums were followed by a total of six workshops: 1)
Women and political activity, 2) Networking among women, 3) Political women’s public
image and how to achieve positive impact, 4) Women’s agenda, 5) Women in local
politics, 6) Cultural stereotypes among women and men working together. On the second

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