Fostering awareness, empathy & responsibility for social justice among emerging and established leaders in Poland.
Our community’s work is pioneering.
We act because change will not happen by itself!
We focus on respect for human rights and actions supporting democracy, civil society and multiculturalism. We work with young leaders, who wish to deepen their pro-social interests. Those who have a passion to work creatively for people and groups affected by discrimination. We support these leaders in the knowledge development and skills necessary to sensibly and effectively counteract prejudices while also responding to manifestations of hateful attitudes and behaviors.
We create opportunities for young leaders to learn from experienced activists and experts of different generations and from different countries. We motivate them to develop their own ideas for activism.
We advise them on how to improve and implement projects. We promote the work and achievements of the alumni of our programs. We foster long-term cooperation as part of an international network of leaders. We encourage them to share their skills and experience with younger generation of activists. We also expose these nascent leaders to the realities of day-to-day human rights work through internship programs.
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We created the first network of activists with disabilities and non-disabled people in Poland and the first nationwide congress for cyber activists
We created the first network of activists with disabilities and non-disabled people in Poland and the first nationwide congress for cyber activists (Strefa Interakcji/Interaction Zone). Since 2006, we have successfully carried out our flagship program: The International Academy of Human Rights / Humanity in Action’s Warsaw Fellowship. This program has gained international recognition and is recognized as top a scholarship (fellowship) program in the world by opinion-forming industry portals such as Human Right Careers and College Magazine. Since 2018, we have implemented the pilot project “Przestrzeń Działania/Impact Hub”, which combines tools used in the education, technology, and activism fields to effectively strengthen human rights and social entrepreneurship activities as well as to counteract hate speech.
From A to Z on LGBTQIAP
Senior Fellows Gosia Kot & Sylwia Vargas teamed up with young LGBTQIAP activists across Poland to author a book around queer rights.
The Humanity in Action Poland Foundation has been awarded for its activities many times. In 2015, we received the prestigious Intercultural Achievement Award. As part of the 2016 S3KTOR competition in Warsaw, the Foundation was awarded the prize for ‘Best Non-Governmental initiative’ in the Education category, as well as a special prize from Warsaw residents. Moreover, in 2018 Kuchnia Konfliktu/Conflict Kitchen – an initiative founded by a graduate of our Academy – also received the S3KTOR distinction as a result of a poll among the residents.