It’s great to work with people from other countries, learning about the differences as well as seeing how much we have in common. On 11th of December 11 we met with our partners in the project “Women’s Empowerment, Integration and Participation”.
We are happy to announce that the video clips promoting the campaign “You can be whoever you want! The profession has no gender” have been created. They were mede in cooperation with the Studio “Rzeczy Obrazkowe”. Learn more about the campaign clicking on this link https://www.karat.org/slider/wiecej-kobiet-meskich-zawodach-dlaczego/
The Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy and the Ministry of Education responded to the joint call of Karat Coalition and the Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP) to include the female grammatical forms in the names of professions. In our letters to the ministries we stressed that the female gramatical forms would attract women to professions traditionally dominated by men what would be beneficial for women, employers as well as schools.
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.