Recent publications of KARAT
KARAT Coaliton has recently developed two resource materials based on the accomplished projects on women’s human rights and economic justice.
First material titled “Legal measures to protect women from violence and discrimination” summarizes four days of strategic training and is a relevant source of knowledge about the United Nations, European Union and Polish anti-discrimination and anti-violence legislation in a context of gender. It focuses on EU directives prohibiting gender discrimination, the recommendations of Council of Europe and United Nations on model regulations concerning counteracting domestic violence as well as Polish regulations aimed at protecting women from discrimination which can be found in the Labour Code, Polish Constitution, Anti-discrimination Act and Law on Domestic Violence.
The second material is the „Good Practices Guide on Social Economy in Europe” developed within the project “Creating and promoting social economy instruments for the inclusion of marginalized groups on the labour market” run by Romanian organization AUR – The National Organization of Human Resources Specialists in partnership with KARAT Coalition.
The guide presents 20 examples of social economy initiatives from different European countries. Descriptions of the examples include a factual overview for each initiative, with background information and aims, the target group for its work, its structure and activities. Additionally, there is information about the initiative’s partnerships and about the promotion tools it uses. Each description has also been enhanced with reflections on the successes and challenges as well as lessons learned by these enterprises. In a separate chapter, “Tips for success” are gathered as conclusions drawn from the experience of the presented social economy initiatives. These have been enriched by the comments and reflections of experts specializing in human resources issues, business development and support for social economy. This guide brings together the practical experience of the social entrepreneurs and the expertise of people experienced in developing and supporting social and commercial business. This combination makes the publication comprehensive and useful for different groups of readers interested in various aspects of social economy.
It is available in English – Good practices guide on social economy in Europe