The Policy on Gender Equality in Poland

10-05-2011

The text presents a review of the most important legislation, institutional arrangements and policy programs with regard to gender equality in Poland. In particular, the following policy fields are covered: gender and politics, reproductive rights, human trafficking and domestic violence, access to different forms of employment, as well as the solutions within the field of reconciliation of work and family. The final section describes the problem of public attitudes towards gender and gives examples of programs aimed at counteracting gender stereotypes.

The text presents a review of the most important legislation, institutional arrangements and policy programs with regard to gender equality in Poland. In particular, the following policy fields are covered: gender and politics, reproductive rights, human trafficking and domestic violence, access to different forms of employment, as well as the solutions within the field of reconciliation of work and family. The final section describes the problem of public attitudes towards gender and gives examples of programs aimed at counteracting gender stereotypes.

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Dorota Szelewa (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany and International Centre for Research and Analysis, Warsaw, Poland)