US Ambassador Visits NEWW in Gdansk
The United States Ambassador to Poland, Victor Ashe, visited the headquaters of NEWW/NEWW-Polska in Gdansk in September 1st, 2005.
The guest was interested in finding out about the situation of women in Poland and a Pomerania region (especially in the problem of violence against women and political participation of women) and in the activities of the Network of East-West Women which has members in the US and its Legal Programme has been partially implemented in the United States. In the past NEWW received grants from the Embassy small grants program to support the projects of two Legal Fellows.
Ambassador Ashe was accompanied by Ms Hilary Fuller Renner, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer and Ms Beata Milewska, Cultural Affairs Assistant. Other participants of the meeting included Ms Bożena Kusina from the Agency for the Promotion of Women at the Labour Market and Ms Lucyna Orłowska and Jadwiga Zajęcka from the Democratic Union of Women.
: Małgorzata Tarasiewicz, NEWW-Polska Director