Social & Economic Justice

Why do we do it

Social and economic justice is particularly relevant to women from Central & Eastern European and Central Asian countries due to the process of socio-economic transformation which the Region is continuously undergoing since the collapse of the centrally controlled economic system that began in 1989. KARAT and its members have always been involved in the activities focused on socio-economic position of women in the Region. Currently, the emphasis of the programme is placed on women’s working conditions and their access to decent work, gender aspects of social economy, and gender impact of current economic and social changes.

 

What do we want to achieve

To enable KARAT members, as well as other organisations and individuals from the Region to participate in relevant debates and actions focused on gender aspects of social and economic justice.

 

How do we do it

The programme is implemented through capacity building of KARAT members, as well as other organisations and individuals from the Region to increase their informed and effective participation in relevant actions related to the gender aspects of social and economic justice.

This is done through reseach, production of publications and tools, and conducting trainings. As part of this programme KARAT also has been participating in monitoring and awareness rising activities as well as direct in actions such as advocacy and lobbying aimed at the improvement of the socio-economic situation of women in the Region.

The key part of this programme has been the involvement of KARAT in Clean Cloths Campaign and more recently in Clean Clothes Polska, diverse Economic Literacy activities, and activities focusing on the labour market, with the emphasis placed on the disadvantaged groups of women.

 

Projects on social & economic justice

 

If you have any questions regarding this program please contact Kinga Lohmann at: kinga.lohmann@karat.org.pl