Me, the volunteer

I helped in a refugee camp, I volunteered in an NGO, I met with hundreds of refugees, I cooperated with dozens of volunteers. Here are my ten commandments.

Zuzana Pilzová28. 03. 2017

It is about boundaries between people, not states

In the middle of the field, encircled by police tape, over one thousand people are shaking with cold, illuminated by the flickering flames of open fires and the police cars‘ lights. I do not see any militant or dangerous individuals, as some would like to suggest to us.

Vojtěch Dárvík Máca28. 03. 2017

Interviewing refugees

I mixed directly with the refugees to ask about their destinies when traveling across borders, attempting to capture their authentic testimonies.

Lukáš Hájek27. 03. 2017


In all V4 countries we can see quite significant difference betweeen monthly earning of women and men. The regional average for average earnings is 18.7%. With the exception of Poland the gap in average earnings is higher than in the case of median earnings. The segregation of labour market plays its role here – the average earnings are increased by men employed in well-paid sectors (horizontal segregation) or on top positions (vertical segregation). The biggest gap in average salaries is in Slovakia and the Czech Republic – in both cases over 20% followed by Poland with 17% and the smallest gap is in Hungary – only 13%. For median data for only 3 countries are avaiable and the situation is quite different. The biggest gap is in Poland (22%) followed by Slovakia (17%) and the smallest in the Czech Republic.

Women earn less than men in the V4: A punishment for home and childcare?

The gendered discrepancies in earnings is significant in the V4. The causes of the pay gap are complex, reflecting a variety of problems both in national economies and societies.