Civil and political rights - Hungary

How Hungary and Poland have silenced women and stifled human rights

01.06.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

In the women’s movement in Central Europe, there are few moments to celebrate. Polish women successfully preventing a total ban on abortion from coming into law recently was one of them. While we may praise the success of Polish women’s “black protest” – where women across the country went on strike and dressed in black to mourn the loss of their reproductive rights – one troubling question remains unanswered. Why did an EU member state even consider forcing women to carry deformed fetuses and imprisoning doctors for terminating pregnancies? The following article does answer this question. 


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Andrea Peto, Weronika Grzebalska
  • Publishing house : The
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 5
  • Language : English


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