The subject matter of the contest is to select a man who uniquely served by helping women via his reaction to various forms of violence and discrimination against others. Candidates are to be put forward by aggrieved women who would describe the candidate’s contribution. The White Ribbon would be awarded to men employed by support institutions (foundations, social assistance institutions and other support institutions), uniformed forces employees, employers, public officials and men privately engaged in helping aggrieved women.

„We are convinced that the contest of ours will permanently fit in Polish civic culture and activities leading to fighting violence against women. Moreover, we hope that it would show us how much is still to be done within individual, as well as social scope in order to stop men’s violence against women.” – evaluated by Urszula Nowakowska, the Chairwoman of Women’s Rights Centre.

Proposals for the candidates will be submitted by November 25th, 2010 via proposal forms available at: www.cpk.org.pl and www.fpbb.pl. The final formal gala is planned to be held on the 7th of December, 2010 in Warsaw at the Kamienica Theatre. The White Ribbon Campaign ambassadors include, but not limited to: former President of Poland – Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Zbigniew Niemczycki, Emilian Kamiński and Marek Balicki. Members of the Contest Chapter: Jolanta Kwaśniewska, Urszula Nowakowska, Irena Santor, Elżbieta Pomaska.

Initiators behind the White Ribbon Award 2010” idea are two policemen: Kazimierz Walijewski and Tomasz Pietrzak. The contest corresponds to the White Ribbon Campaign initiated in 1991 by a group of men in Canada on the 2nd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men’s opposition to violence against women.

More information at: www.cpk.org.pl and www.fpbb.pl

For the press:

Artur Stefaniak
Press Office of
Jolanta Kwaśniewska’s Fundation
„Communication Without Barriers”
Tel.: 22/849 96 62
Mobile: 0510 048 824
e-mail: [email protected]