ENUT – acronym for Eesti Naisuurimus- ja Teabekeskus (The Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre) – is a grassroots, non-profit, non-governmental organization open to the public. It was registered in April, 1997. The Centre, located at the Tallinn University, is the first women’s resource centre in Estonia and it includes a specialized library on women’s and gender issues.

ENUT’s aim is to promote better understanding of human rights and the democratic process by encouraging gender equality, co-operation between men and women in all aspects of life, and the empowerment of women.

ENUT provides services for policy makers, researchers and students, media, other NGOs, and the general public in the field of gender equality. Visiting scholars are welcome to use our facilities.

ENUT’s tasks

  • maintaining a specialized library on women’s and gender issues
  • acting as an institutional resource for women’s studies and gender research and the political processes related to gender issues
  • improving public access to documents and publications on gender issues
  • collecting and disseminating information and documents on gender studies by establishing an electronic communications system – data bases, networks and an audio visual centre of gender issues – for researchers/general public in Estonia and abroad
  • raising awareness of the general public on gender issues by arranging seminars and conferences and issuing publications
  • promoting cooperation between academic and community institutions and NGOs interested in issues pertaining to women and gender
  • coordinating the training/retraining of women and education on issues of importance to women and men in the goals of gender equality
  • promoting research on gender issues

ENUT’s supporters and contributors include the European Union Phare Democracy Program; Province of Ontario, Canada; the Estonian Relief Committee in Canada; Tallinn University; Open Estonia Foundation; Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Netherlands, Canadian, British, US embassies in Estonia; UN Development Program; Nordic Council of Ministers; Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Program of Cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe); University of Oslo, Norway; American Women’s Club of Oslo.