„Round table” meetings on the Concluding Observations of CEDAW Committee for Poland
In April and June 2015 KARAT organized three „round tables” meetings on the Concluding Observations of CEDAW Committee for Poland issued in November 2014. The meetings focused on the following priorities: health of girls and women, violence against girls and women including domestic violence, and economic situation of women, especially employment.
The meetings gathered the representatives of relevant Ministries, central governmental institutions, NGOs and other social actors. They were a part of a project „CEDAW- a tool to combat discrimination”.
The movies are available in several parts on YouTube and you can access the links HERE
Economic rights of women are human rights
The clip „Economic rights of women are human rights” was created within the project “Promoting development in Europe: Towards a critical mass and beyond” carried out by the Minority Rights Group International and its national partners. Poland was represented by KARAT Coalition.
The main objective of the project was to make citizens of Poland and Slovakia aware that economic rights of women from Central Asia and Eastern Europe have to be respected, and through this the improvement of women’s socio-economic position can be achieved. As a consequence the economic development of individual countries will be also achieved.
The movie is available in two versions: Watch the version: No.1 and No.2
The photo exhibition: Through Their Eyes
A photography exhibition “Through Their Eyes” consists of photographs addressing the socio – economic situation of women from Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The exhibition depicts the women’s lives greatly influenced by the stereotypes which prevail in the countries’ societies. What makes the photographs unique is the fact that the women’s lives are seen through the eyes of women themselves.
The exhibition was a part of project „Through their eyes, through ours. Raising public awareness about development problems faced by women from developing countries in the EU Eastern neighbourhood, Balkans and Central Asia” implemented by KARAT in the years 2008-2011.
Read more about the exhibition HERE
See the photographs HERE
See the photographs on Picasaweb HERE
The documentary „Her Story” by Paulina Jędrzejewska from Poland is a result of Paulina’s two week stay in Georgia, in the town Orsantia, on the border between Abkhazia and Georgia. Paulina had an opportunity to live with Georgian family and observed the women’s role in Georgian society. She focused on economic situation of the women. This quality document can serve as educational tool since it is a source of solid information free of stereotypes.
The movie has been included into the Educational Pack “Her Story – Women in development” within the project “Through their eyes, through ours. Raising public awareness about development problems faced by women from developing countries in the EU Eastern neighbourhood, Balkans and Central Asia” implemented by KARAT in the years 2008-2011.
You can download the movie from: serwer.modernartsmanagement.com/HerStory_eng.mp4.zip