Friday, 16 March 2012

KARAT’s look at Polish development policies

KARAT - a network of about 70 women’s NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States aimed to ensure gender equality through monitoring the implementation of international agreements and polices has published the case study “Gender equality in development policies and practices in Poland”.
The study provides information about how Poland implements its commitments to gender equality in development cooperation and formulates recommendations to push for gender equality to be at the centre of the Polish development cooperation. The research was conducted in 2011 which was a significant time to review to what extent the gender and development commitments have been kept. Polish presidency of the EU Council symbolically brought to a close the initial post-accession period, in which the foundations for a stable and functional aid system should have been laid. Unfortunately, the EU and global commitments regarding gender equality are generally neglected in Polish development cooperation.

Read the summary of the report here 

For more information please contact Marta Gontarska

Information provided by Marta Gontarska, KARAT

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