They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

26.10.2022

Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek from the Open Dialogue Foundation went to Ukraine with humanitarian aid. In 9 days they travelled nearly 4,200 km. They were, among others, in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia and Kupiansk. They talked to the civilians and Ukrainian soldiers they brought the drones to. They could have talked to the […]

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

25.10.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to develop the “DomMam” project for Ukrainian refugee women. In addition to the house near Warsaw, the organisation has created three new locations – this time apartments in the capital itself. “Seeing what is happening in Ukraine, watching further attacks on Ukrainian cities, I am once again convinced that help […]

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

20.10.2022

Thanks to the latest resolution of the Council of Europe, the Open Dialogue Foundation’s Lyudmyla Kozlovska hopes that she will be able to effectively appeal the ban on entering Poland and learn the reasons for her expulsion by the Polish authorities. “The Council of Europe stands up for foreigners prosecuted for political reasons,” said Kozlovska […]

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

14.10.2022

During the October 2022 plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ODF had the honour to organise a public hearing under the title “Erosion of the rule of law in Poland: Political abuses of the prosecution office”. The event, held on 13 October in the Council’s Strasbourg headquarters, was hosted by […]

ODF organises hearing on the politicised prosecution service at OSCE

ODF organises hearing on the politicised prosecution service at OSCE

11.10.2022

🔴 Trwa #WarsawHDC (Warsaw Human Dimension Conference), w ramach której prowadzimy właśnie panel „Political repressions: deterioration of the rule of law in Poland continues” z udziałem @bartek_kramek, @CzeszkiewiczDom, @Jakub_Kocjan i Piotra Osieckiego pic.twitter.com/OfYqNXjlQT — Open Dialogue Foundation / Fundacja Otwarty Dialog (@ODFoundation) October 5, 2022 In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the […]

Defending right to assembly in Kazakhstan at the OSCE/ODIHR conference

Defending right to assembly in Kazakhstan at the OSCE/ODIHR conference

10.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

09.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

19.09.2022

The Home for Independent Mums at Al. Jerozolimskie in Warsaw In August, two months before her due date, Yana was born. Her mother is already at home with her two other children and goes to the hospital twice a day with milk for her premature baby girl. Yana will be discharged from the hospital in […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

18.09.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 59 transports with which we have delivered 71,109 pieces of protective and life- saving equipment!

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

12.09.2022

Volunteers and staff from the Open Dialogue Foundation meet dozens of people every day who are fleeing the hell of war and their stories. The war in Ukraine continues, and in search of shelter, safety and a chance of survival for themselves and their loved ones, our guests decide to embark on a gruelling and dangerous journey of several days, under a hail of bullets, with numerous roadblocks by the occupying forces along the way, where any such situation could become tragic in its consequences. There are almost always tears at the end of this journey, and they are triggered by all kinds of emotions

Wąsik lost a court case against the Open Dialogue Foundation. He alleged that the Foundation had ties with Russia

Wąsik lost a court case against the Open Dialogue Foundation. He alleged that the Foundation had ties with Russia

05.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik has been ordered to publish an apology to the Open Dialogue Foundation. A court of law has so decided. The deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration suggested that the Foundation of had ties with Russia and engaged into money laundering practices.

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

03.08.2022

We recently published a post by an ODF volunteer from a day spent helping Ukrainian refugees. This time, we bring you the notes of our foundation colleague Agata Dziopa, creator of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine and coordinator of the project co-implemented with AirBnb.

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

02.08.2022

The Deputy Minister of the Interior lost the defamation case in court. What does a hearing look like, during which a representative of the government can’t count on the judge’s favour? We play it from the minutes and recordings.

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

02.08.2022

Minister Zbigniew Ziobro’s statement prompted a fierce Twitter exchange between the former prime minister Marek Belka and Maciej Wąsik, the deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. The Law and Justice politician called Belka a “full-fledged Bolshevik” and Marek Belka, in turn, reminded him that he had lost a case in court.

Court: Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Court: Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

01.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik, deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and deputy coordinator of secret services, lost the trial for violation of personal rights. He accused the Open Dialogue Foundation of connections with Russia, hybrid activities and money laundering, and accused the head of the Foundation Bartosz Kramek of calling for bloodshed.