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.
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.
The alternative follow-up information of the CEDAW Coalition of Polish NGOs has been already published on the website of the CEDAW Committe. The information presents the steps taken to implement the recomendations indicated in Concluding Observations on the 7th and 8th periodic reports of Poland. The Concluding Obeservations were issued for Poland in November 2014.
In March 2017 Karat Coalition launched a new project „Women’s Empowerment, Integration and Participation” in cooperation with the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (Great Britain ), Red Acoge (Spain) and Differenza Donna (Italy). The project is aimed at improving the social and professional situation of women migrants and refugees in four countries. The project takes into consideration frequently overlooked or ignored fact that gender often becomes important, apart from being a foreigner, ground for discrimination of women migrants and refugees. The project is co-financed by the „Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of EU”.