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16. Post-communist Challenges and Emancipated Discourses

By Mariusz Czepczyński and Małgorzata Tarasiewicz. "Broad spectrum of post-socialist social and political transformations includes deep changes of gender politics and practices. Despite of formal and legal communist equal rights rule, the everyday practice before 1989 proved profound gender discrimination and stratifications. Since the beginning of 1990s women have started the long lasted political and social emancipation process, especially difficult in traditional, rural, conservative and male-dominated society of Poland."  

2009-06-05 14:06:21 / 1973 readings

17. Commission Refers Poland to European Court of Justice on Gender Equality Legislation

The Commission has today referred Poland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for non-transposition of EU rules prohibiting gender discrimination in access to and supply of goods and services (Directive 2004/113/EC). Poland has not yet adopted the necessary measures to give effect to the legislation in national law, despite a 'Reasoned Opinion' (second stage warning) sent by the Commission in 2008 (see IP/08/1014).

2009-05-15 16:17:34 / 2380 readings

18. Remember the Pink Triangle

Lambda Cracow is organizing a guided tour in the museum of the former Nazi concentration camp  Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the extermination of  lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons during World War II.

2009-05-01 19:50:14 / 2147 readings

19. No Modern Democracy Without Gender Equality – A Debate in the Polish Parliament

On the 12th of March 2009, in the run-up to the European Parliament elections a national conference took place in the Sejm (Lower Chamber of the Polish Parliament) during which a resolution was adopted concerning the equal status of women and men. The conference was attended by 150 participants from all over Poland. It was organized by the Polish Women's Lobby.

 

2009-04-17 14:19:12 / 1560 readings

20. Feminist Rallies in Polish Cities: “Donald, we don’t Want your Love, we Want your Respect!”*

Women, men, entire families joined the street marches for the tenth year running to celebrate the 8of March and to draw attention to women's issues.

2009-03-24 16:32:12 / 2254 readings

21. Crisis and Gender in Poland

The financial crisis, that has spread across all global markets, does not remain without an impact on Poland. Article by Mariusz Czepczynski, PhD. Gdansk Univeristy.

2009-03-18 13:42:30 / 2286 readings

22. Women's Day in Poland - Thousands of Demonstrators on the Streets of Major Cities

Polish feminists are marking the International Women’s Day with street marches in Warsaw and other big cities. In Warsaw – the demonstrators chose a motto suggesting that successive governments have been offering women empty words and promises they did not intend to fulfill.

2009-03-10 13:21:03 / 2369 readings

23. More than Three Hundred Legal Abortions in Poland

On the Internet website of the Sejm (the Lower Chamber of the Polish parliament) a report was posted that discusses the implementation of the Family Planning  Act for the year 2007.

(Publication no 1607 of 13 January 2009: orka.sejm.gov.pl)

2009-03-01 16:39:30 / 3524 readings

24. Women as Emerging Stakeholders in Poznan Climate Change Negotiations

In climate change negotiations in Poznań, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and Heinrich Böll Foundation North America made the first global effort to ensure that climate change funds target women and men equitably.

2009-02-11 00:04:32 / 1770 readings

25. Women Organizations Slam in-vitro Legislation

Women’s pro-choice organizations have demonstrated in front of the Parliament building in Warsaw protesting against in-vitro legislation now being drafted in Poland. The picketers said the law protects embryos rather than women.

2009-01-28 22:29:25 / 1952 readings

26. Independent media 9

The "Independent media 9" program of the Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation is addressed to journalists and editors from newspapers and magazines, radio and television stations, internet portals and information agencies in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The program is financed by the National Endowment for Democracy (USA).

2008-11-27 16:16:52 / 1984 readings

27. NEWW Director Invited to Participate in US Embassy Commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and also marks the beginning of the UN-sponsored “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.” U.S. Embassy Warsaw is actively participating in the “16 Days of Activism” by raising awareness of the problem through a series of profiles of individuals and institutions actively working against gender-based violence in Poland. 

2008-11-26 10:37:04 / 2207 readings

28. Voluntary HIV Testing on the Rise

At the launch of the holiday campaign Come back without HIV National AIDS Center reported a twofold rise in HIV testing since 2006. This is good news that shows a remarkable growth of awareness in the Polish society. Nevertheless, it also tells that Poles, especially young people, engage in risky sexual behaviours that urge them to undergo testing.

2008-07-28 13:38:12 / 2310 readings

29. Right to Abortion of a 14-Year-Old Rape Victim

The case of a girl named Agata who is legally entitled to undergo a termination of pregnancy which results from a criminal offence started a heated debate in Poland. Agata was raped by her school mate, got pregnant and was seeking abortion in her hometown – Lublin. The hospital refused to perform the service and thus Agata’s mother contacted the Federation for Women and Family Planning to assist her in finding a facility where termination could be performed legally and safely.

2008-07-14 14:30:06 / 2386 readings

30. Polish Women Organizations Visit EU Commissioner

A delegation of Polish women’s organizations met Commissioner Vladimir Špidla on the 7th of April 2008 in Brussels. The women decided to meet the Commissioner because of the lack of any reaction from the Polish government to the important postulates raised by Polish organizations.
2008-04-14 00:15:11 / 2740 readings
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