„Breaking taboo” in Gdańsk on 12 April 2016

STER Foundation in collaboration with WAGA Association and Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities organized a conference “Breaking Taboo – the rights of victims of sexual violence” on 12 April 2016 in Gdańsk. We presented the results of our research on sexual violence against women and of monitoring the efficiency of the new law on rape and rape prosecution.

The conference gathered lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, social workers and representatives of non-governmental organizations. The first part was devoted to analyzing the outcomes of the quantitative and qualitative research on sexual violence against women which was conducted in 2015. Invited experts Marta Kosińska, sexologist from Psychosexual Health Clinic “Without Taboo”, Katarzyna Dułak, psychologist from Psychosexual Health Clinic “Without Taboo”, and Zofia Nawrocka, an author of a book “Rape. Women’s Voices about Social Taboo” commented on the results. The second part of the conference was devoted to the efficiency of the new law on rape and rape prosecution. The results of the monitoring conducted by STER Foundation were commented by prosecutor Agnieszka Gorczyńska from District’s Prosecutor Office in Gdańsk-Oliwa, chief constable Sylwia Landowska-Kurcab from Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk, and Agnieszka Śliwińska-Woźniak from the Office of the Filed Plenipotentiary of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Gdańsk.

The conference was organized within the project “Breaking Taboo – the rights of victims of sexual violence” which was implemented in the framework of the program “Citizens for Democracy” supported by the EEA Grants.

The conference program is available here.