„Thank you so much that I was able to participate in the wonderful
classes of the Political Academy for Women; they helped me become one of the candidates running for Parliament” said Joanna
Kruk-Gręziak, a graduate of the first edition of the Political Academy for Women.

Such was the opportunity opened to women from all over Poland
by the Centre for the Advancement of Women Foundation holding
the first training editions entitled:

More power in the hands of women means more power in good hands

The Academy aims to comprehensively prepare women to become
more involved in political activity and the activity of local governments. During the courses the participants acquire basic
knowledge of democracy, information and practical skills of publicly
presenting their opinions, how to defend their points, they learn how
to give interviews, pose questions to journalists or government officials, how to take part in press conferences, etc.  All the knowledge that the participants gain during the training can be
used by them during their professional career and future local
government elections.

The Political Academy for Women was first initiated in 2000 and 120 women have successfully completed its training; some of them, just like Joanna, have been election candidates. The training is run by the most outstanding experts in their domain.

The training of the Political Academy for Women has been possible thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors: US Embassy, British Know How Found, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, European Union.

The 2004/2005 training is under the patronage of the OŚKa


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