The history of women and gender in Eastern Europe

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Conditions for women declining in former socialist bloc
By Gustavo Capdevila, InterPress Service, 22 September 1999. The situation is deteriorating today for women in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where they previously enjoyed a wide range of benefits—especially in health and education.
After the fall, traffic in flesh, not dreams
By Alison Smale, New York Times, 11 June 2000. If anybody has borne the brunt of the changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since the fall of Communism, it has been women. Health care and child care have all but collapsed in many places. In some, fewer girls are finishing high school than 10 years ago.
Women and children for sale: The globalization of sexual slavery
By Martin A. Lee, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 5 March 2001. Widespread deprivation in Moldova and other parts of post-Soviet Eastern European has created golden opportunities for organized criminal gangs involved in the illegal sexual trafficking of women and children.