An egg cracked in Lubartów. Upon colliding with a window pane on Anna Gryta’s first floor. To warn her and her sister not to meddle in other people’s business.
A municipality near Warsaw issued another kind of warning to a probing resident. The postman served her with an ultimatum: either she ceases inspecting and criticising a local authority, or she will end up paying a fine of PLN 200,000.00.
Those, and few more stories describe the work of the representatives of watchdog organisations around Poland… Read about their experiences and work.
Despite the weather there was no reason to complain about the frequency in the “No-hate House”. Once again it has showed up that NGOs are warmly welcomed at Woodstock Festival. Read more
An estimated 18,000-20,000 individuals provide broadly understood paid sexual services in Poland. Some sources quote as many as 150,000-160,000, with the number of escort agencies approximating 15,000. Demand breeds supply.
“Yet stigmatisation is primarily the plight of the so-called sex workers rather than their clients. Sex workers are left to fend for themselves, and they find it difficult to apply for help,” says Robert Łukasik, President of the Union for People Living with HIV/AIDS Positive in Rainbow (Zjednoczenie Pozytywni w Tęczy). Read more
90 organisations, institutions and informal groups, 72 events in 50 locations in Poland. Schools, clubs, after-school clubs, coffee shops, libraries took part in the Refugee Day celebrations, which had place from 18th to 25th of June in Poland. Read more
The Constitution leaves no doubt: the judiciary shall be independent of other powers. Concurrently, our legal order allows a certain form of civic participation in the administration of justice. Furthermore, it seems that the non-governmental sector can also be a success story when it comes to reforming the Polish Themis. Organisations implementing their projects within Citizens for Democracy programme report on whether and to what extent their “reform” has proven successful. Read more