Guides

Toolkit: Gender mainstreaming in development cooperation by Through Their Eyes Through Ours project. (Also in Czech and Polish).

The toolkit was developed as a part of 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 Coalition with partners.

It aims to serve as a basic guide for non‐governmental organisations (NGOs) in finding most appropriate way of mainstreaming the gender perspective (gender mainstreaming) into their humanitarian and development projects, as well as into their non‐project based activities. The toolkit is available in 3 language versions.

Published by KARAT, 2010

Download the toolkit in English  „Gender mainstreaming in development cooperation

Available also in  Polish and in Czech .

Mini-guide: Discrimination, mobbing, sexual harassment of women in super- and hypemarkets.(Only in Polish).

This mini- guide deals with mobbing, discrimination on the ground of sex, gender and sexual harassment. It is addressed mainly to the female workers in super- and hypermarkets. It offers a practical hints how to recognize discrimination, mobbing and sexual harassment, and how to deal with the situation. This mini-guide aims to fill a gap since there is a low awareness on gender discrimination and the women’s  rights in a work place in Poland.

It was published within the project „Women’s labour rigths in supermarkets”.

Published by KARAT, 2009.

The mini-guide is available only in Polish HERE

Mini-guidebook on development cooperation from the women’s rights perspective. (Only in Polish).

This mini-guidebook was published by KARAT Coalition within the joint framework of the Social Watch and Connect! project. Publication raises the issues of why gender perspective is essential in development cooperation, and how the development practice looks like from the perspective of women’s rights. It also gives examples of women as the agents for change.

Published by KARAT, 2009

The guide is available only in Polish HERE

Mini-guide: Make IT Green by MakeITfair Campaign

This consumer’s mini-guide was published within the European MakeITfair campaign focusing on raising awareness about the labour abuses and environmental problems related to the electronics industry (especially mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players) mainly in Africa and Asia. KARAT was a partner and the regional coordinator of the campaign.

Published in 2009

Download the mini-guide in English  „Make IT Green

 

Mini-guide: On the move. The electronic industry in Central and Eastern Europe by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech and Polish).

This consumer’s mini-guide was published within the European MakeITfair campaign focusing on raising awareness about exploitation of the workers, mainly women, and the threats for environment in the electronic industry in Central and Eastern Europe (cases from Czech Republic and Poland). KARAT was a partner and the regional coordinator of the campaign.

Published in 2009.

Download the mini-guide in English  „On the move. The electronic industry in Central and Eastern Europe

Available also in Polish and Czech.

 

Guide: When working in supermarket, You have a right…. (Only in Polish).

The guide describes the rights of female employees of the super-/hypermarkets in Poland. It highlights the issues of discrimination and mobbing, working hours, employment contracts, maternity leave etc. It also explains how to pursue one’s rights.

Published by KARAT, 2008

The guide is available only in Polish  HERE

Guide: The code of conduct and the workers’ rights by Clean Clothes Campaign.

This is a guide by Clean Clothes Campaign translated into Polish and published by KARAT Coalition within the project “Improving Work Conditions of Women Working in Clothing Factories in Poland” .  It presents the tips for companies on what actions can be undertaken to assess, implement and verify the labour standards’ observance in their supply chains, and how to eliminate the abuses if they appear.

Published by KARAT, 2008.

The guide is available only in Polish HERE

 

Guide: Well made? by Fair Play in sportswear industry project.

This consumer’s guide was published by KARAT Coalition within the project „Fair Play in sportswear industry”.  It presents to the Polish consumers basic problems and concepts related to the working conditions in garment industry in short and concise way. It introduces the problem (e.g complicated and dispersed supply chains and main labour rights violations), explains ideas related to social responsibility of companies (e.g CSR strategies, social audits), encourages consumers to join social campaigns and shows them ways to do so.

Published by KARAT, 2008

The consumer’s guide is available only in Polish: part 1, part 2

Guide: Respect workers’ rights, play fair now! by PlayFair 2008 Campaign.

This is the guide by PlayFair2008 Campaign translated into Polish and published by KARAT within the joint project „Fair Play in Sportswear Industry” . The guide informs about working conditions in factories in Asia before Olympics in Beijing in 2008. It illustrates violations of labour rights of workers producing for the main global sportswear brands as well as those manufacturing the goods with the logo of Beijing Olympics for the purposes of International Olympic Committee (IOC). The guide encourages to join PlayFair2008 Campaign. A part of the guide is a postcard with an appeal addressed to the president of IOC.

Published in 2008.

Download the guide in English „Respect workers’ rights. Play Fair now! „.

The guide is available also in Polish  HERE.

 

 

Mini-guide: China Calling: Make IT Fair by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech, Hungarian and Polish).

This consumer’s guide was published within the European makeITfair campaign. It focuses on the labour abuses and environmental problems related to the electronics industry in China where half of the world’s mobile phones as well as a huge number of computers, MP3 players and game consoles are made.  KARAT was a partner and the regional coordinator of the campaign.

Published in 2008.

Download the mini-guide in English „China Calling: Make IT Fair

The publication is also available: in Polish, Hungarian, Czech

Guide: Our Rights Are Not Optional! Advocating for the Implementation of CEDAW through its Optional Protocol by IWRAW Asia-Pacific. The translation into Russian by KARAT.

This is a publication by IWRAW Asia-Pacific translated into Russian and published by KARAT within its project “Eastern European and Central Asia Coalition on OP CEDAW”.

This easy-to-use publication seeks to contribute to the ratification process of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW as well as to its effective use at the national level. The guide contains practical information for the individuals, women’s rights NGOs and other actors advocating for women’s human rights.

Published in 2008.

The publicaton  is available in Russian  HERE

Download the guide in English „Our rigths are not optional! Advocating for the implementation of CEDAW through its Optional Protocol”

Guide: My style, my responsibility! by Clean Clothes Campaign.

This is an activists’ guide by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) was translated into polish by KARAT – a regional coordinator of CCC. The guide introduces the problem of labour rights’ violations in garment industry as well as the activities undertaken for the improvement of workers’ situation mostly within the Clean Clothes Campaign. Apart from the theoretical introduction to the problem, the publication gives useful, practical guidelines for all who want to start education and/or campaign activities in this area. The guide will help them to start an activists’ groups, plan and organize street actions, classes at schools, etc. Through this guide years of experience of CCC in different countries are shared with Polish activists.

Published by KARAT, 2007

The publication is available only in Polish HERE

Mini-guide: Would you like a phone made of gold? by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech, Hungarian and Polish).

This consumer’s guide was published within the European MakeITfair Campaign, where KARAT was a regional coordinator. It describes what kind of rare metals are used to make a mobile phone, and how hard and dangerous are the working conditions of workers, often children, who mine them. The guide shows how the consumers can influence the big electronic companies to be responsible for working conditions in their mines as well as environment.

Published in 2007.

Download the guide in English „Would you like a phone made of gold?”

The publication is also available in Polish, HungarianCzech

Mini-guide: Find out the true cost of a phone call by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech, Hungarian and Polish).

This consumer’s mini-guide was published within the European MakeITfair Campaign, where KARAT was a regional coordinator. It tells about the hard conditions of workers who produce the mobile phones and other popular electronic equipment. It shows that the production is linked to serious violations of workers’ rights. It also shows how the consumers can influence the big electronic companies to be responsible for working conditions in the factories in their supply chains as well as environment.

Published in 2007.

Download the guide in English „Find out the true cost of a phone call

The publication is also available in Polish, HungarianCzech

Kit: Economic literacy resource kit for CEE/CIS. Gender and economy. (Also in Russian).

The kit focuses on the basic economic concepts developed specifically for NGOs (and particularly gender focused NGOs) from CEE/CIS region. The kit consists of 9 chapters which explain economic concepts and processes relevant to women living in this region (e.g. mechanisms related to the labour market, globalization, privatization). The kit also includes training hints and exercises for basic economic literacy training, which can be provided on national, organizational and community levels. The content of the kit is based on relevant literature as well as practical experience gained during the economic literacy trainings conducted by KARAT. Its production was possible thanks to the long term co-operation with WIDE.

The kit was prepared and published by KARAT within its project on Economic Literacy in 2005.

Download the kit in English: Cover, Table of Content, Content

The kit is also available in Russian  HERE