AAUW Delegation: Gender Equity and the Role of Women in Poland

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In 1920 AAUW’s predecessor, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, helped raise $100,000 for Polish scientist Marie Curie to purchase a gram of radium. In fall 2014, a delegation of seven AAUW members traveled to Curie’s hometown, Warsaw, to learn about what life is like today — nearly a century later — for Polish women. The group toured the Polish capital November 1–9, performing research, attending cultural events, and meeting with leaders in education, law, politics, medicine, and science. This paper summarizes the delegation’s nine-day visit.

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