Our Ambassadors

Renata Durda

We would like to present to you our Chief Ambassador the great Renata Durda! Certified specialist and supervisor in the field of Domestic Violence prevention (certified of the State Agency for Alcohol Problem Solving and the Institute of Psychological Health of the Polish Psychological Association). Head of the National Emergency Service for Victims of Domestic Violence "Blue Line" in Poland run by the Institute of Health Psychology of the Polish Psychological Association. She is editor of the monthly magazine “Blue Line” about Domestic Violence and Abuse and Prevention. Member of the Monitoring Team on Domestic Violence Prevention with the Minister of Labour and Social Policy (third term); Social Advocate for Children's Rights Advocate (second term). The National Emergency Service for victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse “Blue Line” since 1995 continuously offers: Helpline, an interdisciplinary assistance program for people involved in domestic violence and initiating modern methods of domestic violence prevention. Information centre, operation and development of the national programmes for individuals, organisations and institutions supporting the family violence victims “Blue Line”; education and training for all public services in Poland.

Monika Walsh

A Polish woman who has won many titles: “Mrs Ireland” in 2014, a “Style Queen”, “Mrs Dublin” in London 2014. Then “Mrs Ireland Europe in the final in Bulgaria winning the title “Miss Personality” and Congeniality Award, in Minsk in 2015 Mrs Ireland Universe winning “Mrs Charisma sash” and “Mrs Ireland World” in China in 2016. Monika came to Ireland during her studies in 2004. It was here that she met her husband and started a family. Monika Walsh studied Pedagogy, in Ireland Monika prepared pre-school children to start school. She also worked in a Polish school as a teacher, helping Poles to learn the English language. In 2015 in Bulgaria during the competition, Monika took part in the discussions about Domestic Violence. It was then that she decided to change the popularity and opportunities of the media and the international scene to help women who suffered Domestic Violence and Abuse. After that Monika started raising awareness about Domestic Violence she gets involved in the campaign “Queens without scars” and started her own “Let her smile not cry”. She has noticed how much work still needs to be done and how many women who still suffer from Domestic Violence and Abuse and who need help and support from someone who would speak up on their behalf.

Marta Klubowicz

Alluring and multi-talented and growing more beautiful with age: Marta Klubowicz is a Polish Theater and film Actress, a poet, writer, translator and photographer. She graduated from "Carolinum" General Secondary School in Nysa, and then from PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Wrocław 1985. She made her debut in Theatre in Wrocław. After graduation, she was an actress of the Theater in Warsaw managed by Zygmunt Hübner. In 1991 she went on an art scholarship to Vienna and stayed there for a few years. She learnt the language, appeared in films and wrote cultural correspondence. Since 1997 she has played in Wrocław Contemporary Theatre and the Baltic Dramatic Theatre, she cooperates with many theatres in Poland. She is well known for her roles in films and Theatre. She combines both her passions — acting and poetry — in original poetic performances, which brought her the Witold Hulewicz Award. She gladly works with young people, directs performances, as well as conducts theatre and literary workshops. She held correspondence workshops for poets in the Anagram publishing house for several years. Together with Fred Apke, she cooperates with Eichendorff Centre in Łubowice. She translates scenarios and acts in outdoor performances. She has been a member of the jury and co-organiser of Jerzy Kozarzewski poetic contest "Orzech" in Nysa for many years. She translated Joseph von Eichendorff's Poetry as well as all plays by Fred Apke into Polish (many performances and publications). The comedy Letnisko (Summer Resort) translated by her received the third award in the second edition of "Komediopisanie" contest, and the play for children Adonis ma gościa (Adonis Has a Guest) obtained the leading award in the competition organised by Children's Art Centre in Poznań. She is the author of the study on the bestseller Kato-Tata which raises an important social issue (Child Abuse). She appears there under the name of Maria Burzyńska (Santorski/second edition: Czarna Owca 2009 - 2013). She is an honorary citizen of Nysa. In 2011, she was awarded the Medal of Merit for Polish Culture.

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