The huge influx of women from Ukraine has had a profound impact on Poland’s labour market. TFN’s Jo Harper spoke to some of those looking for work and those involved in trying to help them.
As many as 63 percent of adult Ukrainian refugees are planning to take up jobs in Poland and 30 percent want to stay in the country for a longer time, a survey by the EWL Group has found.
The vast majority of Ukrainian refugees in Poland are women and children, the interior minister said on Friday, putting the number of displaced children at over a million.
Polish firms have already employed 17,000 Ukrainian women as Poland opens its labour market to Ukrainian refugees, the family and social policy minister has said.
Poland's Ministry of Internal Affairs has welcomed a Ukrainian decision to create a "wide humanitarian corridor" for women and children fleeing the fighting in their country.
The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has appealed to European institutions and the international community to express solidarity with Afghan women standing to lose their fundamental rights as the Taliban seized control of the country.
Entitled ‘Women working for the SS’ the project tells the shocking story of how the 200-plus women were able to take part in the largest recorded mass murder in history during the day and then return home, relax and have fun with SS men after work.
With sanitary pads being out of reach for most women in Kenya, Maja Kotala from Chorzów has enlisted the help of fashion brands and students from her ‘Sewing Together’ school to make the free, renewable pads.
Barbara Smolińska was chosen alongside acclaimed authors, Nobel Prize winners and a female Prime Minister for the lifelike dolls. Stunning in their detail, the ‘reborn sugar babies’ have won a raft of admirers, not least among women dealing with loss or trauma.
The Evangelical-Augsburg Church made the behind-closed-doors decision on Saturday during its Synod at the Lutheran Centre in Warsaw.