Hungary: MPs Join Protest for Women’s Rights

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Hungary: MPs Join Protest for Women’s Rights

Several NGOs staged a demonstration on Kossuth tér on Sunday to draw attention to violence against women and to speak up for women’s rights more generally.

Several speakers expressed outrage at Fidesz MP István Varga’s comment during parliamentary debate last Monday night, to the effect that there would be no domestic violence if women had four or five children instead of only one or two.

Some 200-300 people attended, including Socialist MPs Ildikó Lendvai, Mónika Lamperth, Kata Kormos and Tibor Szanyi, as well as several LMP MPs, including Gergely Karácsony and Endre Kukorelly.

Read more at All Hungary Media Group, published 17 September 2012.