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Get your high heels ready! Posted by on Sep 24, 2020

On September 25th you are going to see a lot of pictures with women (and not only) wearing high heels! Why? Because it is a High Heels Day (Dzień Szpilek)  – a virtual charity event (akcja charytatywna) that takes place in Poland. A lot of you will ask: what is it? Well, High Heels Day is…

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2019 European Parliament election Posted by on May 26, 2019

European Parliament elections came to a close today! They not only determine the make-up of the next EU assembly and help decide who ends up running top European institutions but can also play back into the national politics of the bloc’s 28 member states. The European Parliament (Europejski Parlament) is the only EU institution whose…

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Polish women march on International Women’s Day Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

Polish women no doubt are more than what the world sees of them. There is a sea of features that make these Polish women something quite spectacular. And it’s not just their outward beauty standards, but even their grit towards standing by what they deserve and not backing out of achieving their rights. The Polish…

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Have you heard about WOŚP in Poland? Posted by on Jan 22, 2017

The first or second Sunday in January is when the Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, WOŚP) takes place. What is it all about? WOŚP is one of the biggest non-governmental charity organizations in Poland, founded in 1993 to provide medical equipment to public hospitals in order to protect health…

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Have you heard about “Black Protest” against abortion ban in Poland? Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

In recent days you probably have noticed pictures of people dressed in black to protest a law advanced by the ruling PiS party which would ban all abortions (aborcje). The demonstration, #CzarnyProtest (Black Protest), takes place in different cities in Poland and major cities worldwide. People on social media, both in Poland and beyond, have raised their…

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Child alert in Poland! Posted by on Nov 21, 2013

Thousands of children disappear around the world each day and time is a critical factor in finding them unharmed (całych i zdrowych) and in their safe return home. To combat this phenomenon, countries in Europe have been implementing national child alert systems (The European Child Alert Automated System – ECAAS). The systems are a public emergency…

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UNESCO “Memory of the World Register” Posted by on Jun 27, 2013

The International Advisory Committee for UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme (Pamięć Światowego Programu) has approved 54 new items for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register, including two from Poland. The register will now include peace treaties concluded between the Kingdom of Poland and the Ottoman Empire, from the mid-15th century to late…

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