The UNICEF and the City of Wroclaw have launched a joint campaign under the slogan: ‘Respect, Gratitude, Community’. Its main heroines are five inspiring women from Ukraine who live and work in Poland. The aim of the campaign is to develop social ties between Ukrainians and Poles and to show the importance of mutual respect, dialogue and understanding.
Building the Polish–Ukrainian relation
‘Respect, Gratitude, Community’ – this is the slogan of the social campaign launched for the purpose of developing social ties between Ukrainians and Poles and showing the importance of mutual respect, dialogue and understanding.
It is estimated that over 100,000 Ukrainians arrived in Wroclaw after the outbreak of the war; many of them have settled here and are a part of our society.
The campaign has been created by the City of Wroclaw and is financed by the UNICEF.
The idea of the campaign is to build and develop a joint community with the Ukrainian nation. Stories of female refugees from Ukraine show how important the support from Wroclaw inhabitants was, particularly during the first months in the new country.
Radosław Michalski, Head of the Department of City and Tourism Promotion of the Wroclaw City Office: Stories of female refugees from Ukraine show how important the support from Wroclaw inhabitants was in the first weeks after the outbreak of the war, to what extent it helped them to become independent and make their own contribution to the community of Wroclaw by working and paying taxes here. These are five women, five real faces and five concrete stories selected from among many more similar examples that we heard during the preparation of this campaign. Today its heroines help others become independent, also through their own example.
The heroines of the campaign are five inspiring women from Ukraine living in Poland
Alla, Ella, Tetyana, Anna and Yulia are the five Ukrainian heroines of the campaign who arrived in Wroclaw shortly after the outbreak of the war in February 2022.
‘Through this campaign, we want to show our stories, which are often very difficult, moving and sad. But we also want to stress that we are able to integrate and be a part of the Wroclaw community,’ says Yulia Boguslavska, a heroine of the campaign.
- Alla, an economist who works in Poland in an accounting firm,
- Ella, a graphic designer who works in Poland in a cleaning firm,
- Tetyana, a nurse working in Poland in a nursery,
- Anna, a lawyer running a beauty salon in Poland
- Yulia, the co-ordinator of the Ukrainian Woman In Poland project