Following UNiTE’s the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we highlight women-lawyers and human rights defenders who work to end violence against women and girls around the word.
Katarzyna Kłobukowska, a lawyer from Poland. She works with cases where women suffer physical, psychological, economical and sexual violence from their partners. She gives them legal advices and latter represent them in court proceedings. She tries to ensure that women receive adequate reparation in situations in which the individuals or entities responsible for violating their human rights are unable or unwilling to provide such reparation.
Katarzyna Kłobukowska has participated in various pro bono projects, among other ”Blue Umbrella” organized by the Polish Bar. It gives people the possibility to receive legal advice free of charge. Katarzyna makes efforts to increase awareness of women including rural women of their rights and informs them about international measures which can protect their rights. Katarzyna also gives lectures for female students of secondary schools to improve their awareness of women’s rights and combats the largest barrier which is stereotypical way of thinking.