Forced labour and slavery practices mainly affect foreigners in Poland, but this can also be experienced by Poles in their own country, in particular vulnerable persons experiencing crisis, with addictions, poorly educated, or mentally disabled. It is difficult to combat forced labour, because there is still a high level of public acceptance of this drastic form of violation of human rights. In addition, forced labour is not even a term defined in Polish law.
The project includes measures to mobilise the public by organising a series of artistic events aimed at various social groups. The events will be held in a physical and virtual space, and will all be released publicly in the Online Gallery. The events will be promulgated as a tool available to all, for continued informational and awareness-raising measures in local communities. Prior to the measures taken in the program, polls will be conducted on public awareness of the issue of forced labour, and similar polls will be conducted upon completion.
The project will bring about a change in the approach of Polish society to forced labour and build social capital for changes in the law with respect to this problem.