The Power of Women! The Power in Diversity and Solidarity!
The project “Women’s Empowerment, Integration and Participation” has get into full swing! The Polish language course for the women from the Refugee Center in Łuków just ended in July, and the new one has just started…
Cross-cutting discrimination. Gender & Vocational Education
Since 2015 Karat Coalition has focused on the issue of vocational education for girls and their situation on the labour market. Within the framework of national and international initiatives two comprehensive reports, analyzes and presentations were…
Learn about the CEDAW Convention and Optional Protocol
We invite you to our new website dedicated to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Optional Protocol to the Convention. You will find information about the CEDAW Convention…
More Women in Jobs Dominated by Men? Why Not!
The labour market in Poland is facing the challenge of growing demand for the graduates of vocational schools who are highly qualified in both traditional and advanced technologies. Using the potential of girls by encouraging them…

We are calling for female endings of the professions’ names

20 October 2017

On 19 October 2017 Karat Coalition and the Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP) sent  the letters to the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy and the Ministry of Education calling for including the female grammatical forms  in the names of professions. Karat’s research shows that the lack of female forms aggravates stereotypes about occupations “suitable” for women and men.

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Polish language lessons for women migrants

20 October 2017

From 12 September to 15 December  2017 the women migrants have participated in Polish language classes in Warsaw.  Two groups of women migrants learn Polish at A2 / B1 level. The advanced  language course focuses not only on grammar, but also on vocabulary related to employment and everyday life in Poland. We pay great attention to the issues of cultural differences and women’s rights in Poland and in other countries. The classes take place withing the project “Women’s Empowerment, Integration and Participation”.

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Karat in the feminist dialogue on women migrants in Europe

20 October 2017

14-15th of October 2017 we were in Vienna at a meeting of partner organizations in the project “The Europe we want? Feminist approaches to gender, migration and democracy “(Erasmus +). The participants from Austria, Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Poland (Karat Coalition) shared their experiences in working with organizations and networks of women migrants.

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The success of the “Save the Women 2017” initiative

20 September 2017

On September 19 the “Save the Women 2017” Committee has announced that it has already collected the required 100 000 signatures. It means that the civic bill on Women’s Rights and Conscious Parenting  can be submitted to be discussed and voted by the Polish Parliament.  The civic bill on Women’s Rights and Conscious Parenting restores women’s dignity and provides a sense of security.

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