20 Years After The Berlin Wall....
        The collapse of the Soviet era changed women’s status in the family and society at large throughout the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries. As early as 1992 and 1993, women supporters of this tremendous political upheaval realistically expected to “see the light at the end of the tunnel” (Mikhail Gorbachev) that would improve their economic and social stature, as well as enhance the quality of their daily lives. Unfortunately for those millions of women, the tunnel has only grown longer and its illumination  - even darker. Such is the reality of 2009 – 2010 in Eastern Europe.

Our conference aims at exploring the status of the women since the fall of the Berlin Wall and at getting deeper insight into their daily lives through the presentations of the  women studies experts, as well as through the voices of common women.