Research and Reports

last updated July 2015

 

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report: Poland, U.S. Department of State (June 2015). This annual report tracks international and domestic efforts to end human trafficking, evaluating progress made in more than 180 countries. The annual TIP report is the U.S. Government’s primary diplomatic tool in the effort to end forced labor, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery. The evaluation of Poland begins on page 281 of the 2015 report. Earlier TIP Reports may be accessed on the U.S. State Department website. 

Alternative Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: Poland 2014, KARAT Coalition (September 2014).

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014: Poland, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State (2014). This report includes a section (Section 6) on rape and domestic violence, female genital mutilation/cutting, sexual harassment, reproductive rights and discrimination against women

Women Against Violence Report 2014, Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) (2014). Annual report documenting prevalence of violence against women in Europe and assessing the quality and quantity of services and shelter for women victims of violence. The report includes a profile of Poland beginning on page 70. 

Combating Domestic Violence – Polish Systemic Solutions, Jolanta Mackowicz, PhD and Bozena Majerek, PhD, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland (April 2013).

Poland: Country Report: Violence against women and migrant and minority women, Violence Against Women Europe (2012).

Universal Periodic Review Second Cycle –Poland, United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2012). UN Human Rights Council review of Poland’s human rights record, including efforts to protect women and girls from violence. 

Universal Periodic Review of Poland, Joint Submission by a Coalition Of Human Rights NGOs (November 28, 2011). Alternative report submitted by a coalition of four Polish civil society organizations, including the Polish women’s advocacy organization, KARAT. Section 2 addresses violations of women’s human rights in Poland, including widespread gender discrimination. 

Domestic Violence in Poland, The Advocates for Human Rights, Polish Women’s Rights Center, and the International Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center (2002). 

Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in Poland, The Advocates for Human Rights, Polish Women’s Rights Center, and the International Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center (2002).