Country Poland
Year 2007
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

During the Council of Europe Campaign to Combat Violence against Women, including domestic violence (2006-2008) the Government:

Distributed 5,000 posters (at a cost of PLN 4 880) and 3,500 calendars with the so-called "blue insert" which contains information on all institutions in Poland which provide support to victims/survivors of violence (at a cost of PLN 59 780). The Ministry sent them to non-governmental organizations, support centres for violence victims, consultation points, Police Headquarters, courts, etc.  The Council of Europe advertisement was broadcast on television and distributed on CD to the abovementioned institutions and journalists. It is also intended that the advertisement will be shown at the cinemas.

  • Conducted two thematic conferences on 12 May and 5 December 2007 within the framework of the CoE Campaign for non-governmental organizations, support centers for the victims of violence and the Police headquarters and courts on raising funds for counteracting violence and the application of the Act on counteracting family violence.
  • Organised a competition for non-governmental organizations dealing with violence for the training on the "Blue Card" procedure for police officers. The competition was announced in April 2008 and was implemented throughout the whole country.


Source of Information

Response of the Government of Poland to the questionnaire on violence against women