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Fostering women’s leadership

Project Promoter: Fundacja Laboratorium Zmiany
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 102 405,37 EUR
Partners: Stowarzyszenie Europa Iuvenis
Duration time: 01.10.2022-30.04.2024

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of gender discrimination in local authorities in the Opole and Lower Silesia Provinces and to prevent such discrimination. For many years, we have been discussing discrimination with women who are active, committed and highly qualified, but who are still overshadowed by their male colleagues. These conversations have encouraged us to investigate the obstacles women face in their activities. We believe that more women and girls will have influence, power and the opportunity to fulfil their potential if a change is made in their environment.

As part of the project, we are conducting research and preparing a report on the forms and effects of gender discrimination. We are implementing an educational campaign addressed to local governments. We organise ‘circles’ for local women leaders – these are cyclical meetings for women and girls where participants learn from each other how to respond to discrimination and support each other. We are preparing a ‘new table’ – a set of materials, advice and guidance aimed at NGOs working with local governments. The direct beneficiaries of the project are local activists – councillors, village leaders and women and girls who are just starting their activities. Indirect beneficiaries of the project are decision-makers in municipal councils, youth organisations and anti-discrimination activists. Our partner is the Europa Iuvenis Association, which supports us in developing and testing the materials.