Equality at school – measures to support rights of a secular minority
human rights
City (headquarters):
Voivodeship (headquarters):
30-06-2022 - 30-06-2022
in progress
Project cost:
24 000 EUR
24 000 EUR
Types of activities:
social actions and campaigns, watchdog activities, counselling
Target groups:
youth, minorities, society

Disregard for freedom of conscience, openness to religious indoctrination, a poor knowledge of the law on the part of some headteachers and teachers, and a low level of organizational culture in schools, but equally political pressure for the education model in Poland to take a national and catholic course, are the problems faced by many non-religious people in public schools.

The project will entail monitoring, advice and support, including legal aid for people whose freedom of conscience is breached and who are subjected to indoctrination and compelled to perform religious practices in schools, and measures to combat exclusion, including access to ethics classes. Under the project, new tools will be produced to provide support for recipients and improve their civic ability: a comprehensive Handbook on Effective Action in Kindergarten or a State School, which will be broadly promoted and distributed (a separate handbook will be produced for young people) a School Inequality Map for reporting breaches – collecting and making public data regarding abuse, and a forum to be used for communicating and networking for people who defend their rights. Materials posted on the portal rownoscwszkole.pl will be updated to reflect legislative and social and political developments. A campaign will be conducted to encourage use of the tools described above and provide more information about rights of pupils and parents and how those rights can be defended, using infographics and social media. The project will help to increase the civic activity of members of minorities and place public pressure on local government and schools to defend the rights of minorities.

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