The Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) is a nationwide public-benefit nongovernmental organization in Poland working for the equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We were established in 2001. We conduct a wide range of activities in order to increase tolerance and acceptance while tackling stereotypes and prejudices including: * Empowering members of the LGBT community * Education * Research and report writing * Social awareness campaigns * Combating sexism and working towards gender equality KPH specializes in organizing large social awareness and educational campaigns aiming at integrating LGBT people into society and legal lobbying. In the Equal-Jus Project, KPH is responsible for coordinating the activities in Poland and gathering cases in the neighboring countries of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. KPH also is drafting materials for lawyers and citizens and provides support for the organization of the final conference. * Greg Czarnecki - National Coordinator * Zosia Jablonska - Senior Legal Assistant * Anna Konieczna - Legal Researcher * Kristof Smiszek - Legal Supervisor
Greg Czarnecki - National Coordinator
Greg Czarnecki is a board member of the Campaign Against Homophobia - KPH and coordinator of the Equal-Jus project. He also coordinates the "Monitoring LGBT Discrimination in Poland" project. he is responsible in KPH for discrimination issues, working with the Police, and international issues. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont, USA where he majored in Environmental Studies, focusing on social justice and racial equality. His masters is in Human Rights from the E.MA Programme (Venice and Budapest), writing his thesis on a comparison of anti-Semitism and homophobia in Poland.
Zosia Jablonska - Senior Legal Assistant
Zofia Jablonska represents a Polishnationwide NGO - Kampania Przeciw Homofobii /KPH/ (Campaign Against Homophobia). Zofia has a masters degree in law and economics. Currently she is a legal advisor in training and a member of the Regional Bar Association in Warsaw. Zofia is also a graduate of a postgrad studies - School of Human Rights organised by Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Law Institute of Polish Science Academy) and affiliated by Helsinska Fundacja Praw Czlowieka (HelsinkiFundation of Human Rights).
Kristof Smiszek - Legal Supervisor
Krzysztof Smiszek (1979) received his law degree in 2003 from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University in Poland. In 2006 obtained his degree in European Law (Warsaw University, post-graduate studies). From 2003 until 2005 he worked as a lawyer at the Office of the Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men - national equality body responsible for combating discrimination. From 2005 until 2008 he worked as a senior legal specialist at the Polish Prime Minister Chancellery. He cooperates with the Polish nationwide LGBT organization Campaign Against Homophobia where he heads the Legal Team. Krzysztof Smiszek is an author of a number of articles and papers on EU anti-discrimination legislation. He is a co-author (together with Karolina Kedziora) of the book “Bullying and discrimination at the workplace” (Warsaw 2008, C.H. Beck). He is the current Deputy President of the Polish Society of Anti-discrimination Law which brings together a range of Polish law practitioners, policy experts, lawyers of Polish human rights NGOs and academics interested in promotion and improving anti-discrimination legislation (www.ptpa.org.pl). Since 2008 he has been working as a Policy Officer in Equinet - the European Network of Equality Bodies (Brussels). He also co-coordinates the works of Euroepan Commission of Sexual Orientation Law www.sexualorientationlaw.eu
Anna Konieczna - Legal Researcher