Gender budgeting

Budgets are means to implement political promises and to set priorities. In order to institute equality in society, it is essential to ask whether the principles of gender equality have been applied in the drafting of the budget. Different measures, approaches and strategies are used to track results, expressions, activities and inputs from a gender aspect in the drafting of gender based budgets.

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Reviews for Ariadne’s Clew

The long buildup seems to be ending Olev Remsu, a writer who has appeared as a chauvinist, looks at the new feminist journal A very patriarchal and crude man once said, “What do the feminists want? To whore around, nothing else!  But they lack courage to do it otherwise than all together and screaming!” The


Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre (In Estonian: Eesti Naisuurimus- ja Teabekeskus) Registry code: 80005690 Narva road 25-510, 10120 Tallinn (Tallinn University, “Terra” building, 5th floor) Phone 640 9173 E-mail: Opening hours Mon, Wed, Thu 12-16 Tue 12-18 Fri 12-14 Board members Reet Laja Riin Ehin University of Tartu, Contenta OÜ, BioCC OÜ


ENUT’s library contains presently around 9000 records, including books on women’s and gender studies and literature in various disciplines – humanities, social sciences, technology and medicine. New in Recent additions to the library can be seen here. Search Advanced searchAdvanced search enables to specify the fields the search is performed in – author’s name, title,


Carrying Linda’s Stones: an anthology of Estonian women’s life stories ENUT has published an anthology of Estonian women’s life stories, titled “Carrying Linda’s Stones : An Anthology of Estonian Women’s Life Stories”.Edited by Suzanne Stiver Lie, Lynda Malik, Ilvi Jõe-Cannon, Rutt Hinrikus.Published by Tallinn University Press (2006, 2007) / Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre

Carrying Linda’s Stones

Edited by Suzanne Stiver Lie, Lynda Malik, Ilvi Jõe-Cannon, Rutt HinrikusPublished by Tallinn University Press (2006, 2007) / Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre (2015) Copies of the book can be acquired from ENUT office/library (price 15 € + postal fees if necessary). About the authorsSuzanne Lie is Professor Emerita of Educational Sociology at the

Other topics

This section includes ENUT’s projects on other topics.   Creative Waves – Baltic Sisterhood of Change (2021-2022)

Gender and sustainable development

“Sustainable development can only be achieved through long-term investments in economic, human and environmental capital. At present, the female half of the world’s human capital is undervalued and underutilised the world over. As a group, women – and their potential contributions to economic advances, social progress and environmental protection – have been marginalised. Better use

Human trafficking and prostitution

Trafficking is a world-wide problem which is receiving increased attention, because it threatens the security of nations and the human rights of many people.  Traffickers exploit people’s desire to go abroad or to a big city, looking for a better life away from poverty, unemployment, and economic and gender inequality.  Attractive job offers can make

Reconciliation of work and family

Studies have shown that being employed is important to people living in Estonia: in case of economic security, only 10% of women and 2% of men would stop working (The Office of the Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs: Reconciliation of Work and Family, 2007). At the same time, however, many people wish to be

Civil society and democracy

The essence of contemporary democracy is the concept of representation, i.e., people’s interests are expressed via democratically elected representatives.  The right to be represented and the right to elect a representative are basic rights generally included in the Constitution.  According to democratic principles all social groups should be proportionally represented at power and decision-making posts.

Gender and education

The education system on all levels is an important institution for reinforcing and internalizing gender differences and inequality in society.  In addition to teachers’  direct and hidden attitudes which influence children, there exist densely integrated structural factors, such as the curriculum and textbooks, despite the fact that equal opportunities for all are written into the

Topics & Projects

ENUT’s activities are primarily carried out in the framework of projects. Currently, our main topics and areas of activity are the following: Gender budgeting Gender and education Civil society and democracy Reconciliation of work and family Human trafficking and prostitution Gender and sustainable development Development cooperation Other topics


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About Us

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

Partners & Supporters

European Commission European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE) Friedrich Ebert Foundation Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Department of Equal Opportunities and Gender Equality Estonian Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner Tallinn University Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation Previously we have been supported by: Open Estonia Foundation American Women’s Association


The founding ENUT was registered as a non-governmental organization in April, 1997.  The driving force behind the founding of the Centre was the Estonian-Canadian Eda Sepp and American-Norwegian Suzanne Lie, Professor at the University of Oslo.  They worked together with interested people, mostly from Tallinn Pedagogical University (Tallinn University since 2005) and Tartu University, as