Unequal treatment of women in community life, politics, and the job market can be seen in the local district of Koszalin. There are considerably less women among decision-makers responsible for formulating local public policy, and as a result the actions taken by local government authorities do not address women’s true problems or take account of their dual role. In addition, the problem of domestic violence is severe, and has been exacerbated by the pandemic. In 2020, 95% of the advice given at the Koszalin Women’s Rights Centre concerned domestic violence.
The aim of the project is to popularize anti-discrimination practices, equal treatment and to raise the leadership skills of female residents of small towns and villages from the Zachodniopomorskie voivodeship.
Under the project, legal, psychological and career advice will be given at the Koszalin Women’s Rights Centre, and more than 70 women will be able to develop their skills in defending women’s rights and discrimination prevention practices. The project includes advisory services, leadership workshops, the development of a guide for female leaders, creating a network for exchanging experience and mutual support. Moreover, the project includes 3 social campaigns: a campaign on female patient rights, a campaign promoting women’s leadership attitudes and a campaign promoting women’s active attitudes in local communities.