Dialogue meeting with NGOs in Warsaw

Posted on 02/11/2013 | in Events, News, Uncategorized | by

In Septemvber 2011 the LiveDifference team organised a seminar for people working with various diversity strands (different faith based, cultural, ethnic, disability and gender based groups) and on issues of equal treatment in Warsaw. These included representatives of Warsaw City Council and members of non-governmental organisations. Emerging results from the survey conducted in Leeds and Warsaw were shared with participants. Special attention was paid to issues of discrimination and how the answers talk to current equal treatment discourses in both countries. While in Leeds 25% of people declared that they have been personally discriminated in last five years, in Warsaw – 13% did so. Representatives of the NGOSs suggested that the low percentage of people that declared having experience of discrimination could be linked to deficiencies in Polish anti-discrimination law as well as the absence of ‘discrimination’ in public discourse in Poland. NGO representatives shared opinions on current discrimination policy issues which will be important for the ‘Living with Difference research programme.

Venue: Cultural Centre ‘Brand New World’, Political Critique, Warsaw

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