Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 9-15 January 2017
Newsletter 9-15 January 2017
The next wave of low temperatures is approaching. Not all shelters can accommodate all those in need
Problems of homeless persons were discussed by Adam Bodnar and Agnieszka Fill, head of Doctors of Hope health centre in Warsaw. The Commissioner also visited St. Lazarus shelter facility which accepts all those in need of care and shelter [more].
The Polish Government has no intention to withdraw from the convention against violence [more].
- ensured Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment Adam Lipiński in his letter to the CHR. The letter is a reply to the information that the office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society and Equal Treatment received a draft letter of intent to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, which the Ministry of Justice sent to different ministries for consultation [more].
„Do you have a problem with a loan in Swiss francs? Find out what you can do” – a joint information action of the CHR and the Financial Ombudsman
On 13 January, over 200 persons visited the CHR’s Regional Office in Wrocław to seek information on what they can do about their Swiss franc loans [report on the event]. This was the first meeting held within the joint information action of the CHR and the Financial Ombudsman. We already know that in view of the huge interest in the subject (and people’s need to obtain basic information on their rights) the meeting will be repeated.
Detailed information and meeting dates are available at rpo.gov.pl
Adam Bodnar and the CHR employees support Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy (the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity)
On 15 January, the 25th Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity was held. This year, the income from the action will support life-saving and healthcare equipment at general paediatric wards, and will contribute to decent health care for seniors. The items donated for the auction included a medal commemorating the 1050 anniversary of Christianity in Poland, donated by Adam Bodnar, and a Christmas tree ball ornament hand-made by the CHR Office employees [link to the auction].
The CHR’s main activities to support senior persons: www.rpo.gov.pl/pl/content/osoby-starsze
The publication System wsparcia dla osób starszych w środowisku zamieszkania [Community support system for senior persons] may help all those who take decisions influencing public space design and the provision of public-sector services.