In January 2011, UAF received a request from MAMA regarding discrimination against self-employed women in Poland. MAMA is an organization that works to empower mothers and advocate for their rights in the context of a conservative society. In their request, MAMA noted that Poland is the country in Europe with the lowest percentage of employed women, but the highest percentage of self-employed women. Self-employment is a way for women to avoid problems in the workplace such as salary inequality, sexual harassment, and unjust dismissals. However, self -employed women do not have the same legal protections and face other forms of social and legal discrimination. MAMA experienced this discrimination firsthand when the funding for a campaign to support domestic violence survivors was cut due to the fact that MAMA wished to use self-employed women experts for the project. According to a sexist and discriminatory interpretation of the employment law, these women could not be paid by MAMA due to their self-employment status. MAMA has since found alternative funding sources to carry out their project; however, this situation brought to light the need to publicly address the sexist treatment of women workers under law. MAMA requested UAF funds to run a campaign to raise awareness of discriminatory NGO and employment laws in Poland.