The project is implemented in cooperation with the member organizations of the feminist network WIDE + from Austria, Belgium, Spain, Poland and Sweden. It aims to create a space for dialogue, cooperation and solidarity between the women migrants / refugees and the women’s organizations.
The Karat Coalition has been working to promote women in traditionally men dominated occupations since 2014. Our current initiatives are the steps taken to include female gramatical forms in the names of professions and calling on the entrepreneurs to join the campaign aimed at the girls in schools and working women.
The project “Girls can do it! Supporting nontraditional career choices of women with vocational education” launched in June 2016 responded to a current situation on the labour markets of 4 Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary) which are highly segregated into female and male sectors. Women face the negative consequences – working in less privileged and less paid jobs.
The objectives of the WEIP project are focused on providing new and recent migrant and refugee women (MRW) with a better start to life in the EU and improving their chances of integration in the host countries by increasing their skills, access to services and employment opportunities.
The project “Cross-cutting discrimination. Gender and vocational education” was launched in March 2015. It aimed at combating cross-cutting discrimination on the grounds of gender, low educational background and low socio-economic status through research and advocacy. The project focused on the women graduated from basic vocational schools who work or look for a job.
In September 2014 KARAT Coalition launched the project “CEDAW – a tool to combat discrimination”. The project based on the cooperation of Polish NGOs. They aim for an implementation by Poland of Concluding Observations issued by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) during its 59th Session held on 20.10 – 07.11.2014 r.
The project “Preventing discrimination in the regions of Poland” was launched in March 2014 and responded to the need to provide the regional governmental administration with the tools and knowledge on how to implement the effective antidiscrimination policy. It aimed at introducing the important changes to the system in an area of preventing and combating gender based discrimination.
We work to mobilize the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) around advocacy for the implementation of CEDAW provision in the critical areas of women’s human rights. KARAT implements this project through cooperation with other CSOs, where KARAT coordinates activities of an informal coalition of CSOs. These activities focus on increasing awareness of decision makers on the state’s obligations related to the implementation of CEDAW.