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Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood

Project Promoter: Podkarpackie Stowarzyszenie dla Aktywnych Rodzin
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 114 995,20 EUR
Partners: Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway)
Duration time: 01.11.2022-29.02.2024

The need for the project stems from the existence of prejudices and rules and expectations regarding women who have access to education, but their choices are still influenced by stereotypes. We want to draw attention to the problem of discrimination and violence based on gender and nationality. The project is particularly aimed at girls from the Ukraine who came to Poland fleeing the war. Thanks to the implementation of projects with similar objectives, we have recognized the urgent need to extend anti-discrimination measures to newcomers from Ukraine.

As part of the project, we organise a Sisterhood Festival – an educational open event where a space for interactive activities, new knowledge and reflection on exclusion in everyday life is created. We conduct workshops for girls aged 15-18, workshops for educators and a Polish-Ukrainian Sisterhood Camp. We work on and implement initiatives related to the topics of anti-discrimination and gender equality. Through our activities we raise awareness of aggressive, exclusionary behaviour and develop skills to respond to it. We teach project participants how to resolve crisis situations, how to build dialogue based on democratic values and how to support vulnerable groups.

The project is addressed to girls aged 15 to 18 from Poland and Ukraine living or studying in the Podkarpackie Province as well as to professionals working with young people (teachers, librarians, community centres staff, NGOs activists, etc.). Our partner is NorSensus Mediaforum – a Norwegian NGO involving young people in civil society building and community development.