HU OSA 127 Records of the Network Women's Program

Identity Statement

Reference Code
HU OSA 127
Records of the Network Women's Program
1997 - 2006
Description Level
Extent and medium (processed)
5 Archival boxes, 0.62 linear meters
1 Oversized folder, 0.0 linear meters
114 VHS PAL, 2.85 linear meters
4 BetaSP NTSC, 0.12 linear meters
35 CD-ROM, 0.35 linear meters
2 DVD-ROM, 0.02 linear meters
4 Floppy 3.5, 0.0 linear meters
1 mini CD-R, 0.0 linear meters
4 mini DV, 0.0 linear meters
1 SVHS-C, 0.0 linear meters
152 Audio cassette, 2.28 linear meters
1 Boxes of color prints, 0.44 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Network Women's Program
Archival history
After closing down the Network Women's Program’s Budapest office in 2006, the records accumulated at the Office were transferred to the Open Society Archives in February 2007. The International Women’s Program (formerly the Network Women's Program, NWP) of the Open Society Institute was set up in 1997 to secure women’s rights through a number of initiatives and to help building a regional women’s movement. NWP worked with national partners throughout Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union 1997-2006. The NWP and the Network Media Program began administering a pilot grant project in 2000 as the first step in a long-term project on violence against women and the role of the media in raising public awareness. The grant program was announced again in 2001, 2002, and 2003 and a seminar component was introduced in order to build the capacity of women's NGOs and to improve the quality of the media campaigns. The NWP also introduced an innovative community-coordinated strategy, originally developed in Duluth, Minnesota, to countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The records of this collection mostly consist of campaign materials: public service announcements, television and radio programs, conference and workshop recordings, and printed materials. An overwhelming majority of the documents relate to the 16 Days Campaigns, and the Duluth Program. The materials also include electronic records of grants lists, board meeting minutes, agendas, powerpoint presentations, photographs, conference and meeting recordings. Posters and other printed propaganda materials - brochures, leaflets, flyers and newspaper clippings documenting the NWP’s activities also form part of the collection.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access
Video, sound and photo materials are open to the public. Part of the electronic records are restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights are held by
Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kirghiz; Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Polish, Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan, Romany, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek

Description Control

Archivist's note
Processed by Katalin Szarvas and Judit Izinger, 2007-2008; consulted with Zsuzsanna Zádori.