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
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
This year, for the third time, within Citizens for Democracy Programme, we invited non governmental organisations to take part in the Equality Parade. 22 orgnisations took part in the NGO Platform. Photo release below. Read more
Stefan Batory Foundation and Institute of Reportage Foundation (Fundacja Instytut Reportażu) have pleasure to invite journalists to the contest Scoop: Refugees. Awarded would be the best articles, TV and radio broadcasts, also published, that were published in 2016, also on the internet. Read more
3. Participation Practitioners’ Forum is a two-day interactive event for those who have been involved on a daily basis in various participatory processes – for local authorities and civic representatives (non-governmental organizations, civic activists). Read more