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The Hungarian National Assembly, the country's unicameral parliament, is one of the EU's worst in terms of gender balance.
Monday, May 22, 2023
In Hungary, politics is mainly a man's game
BUDAPEST -- On May 14, 2022, thousands watched as Katalin Novak walked on the red carpet laid in front of the imposing building of the Hungarian parliament. Surrounded by troops dressed in ceremonial garb and horsemen riding white mounts, she took...
Hungary’s 1st female President Katalin Novak takes office  Source: Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP
Friday, May 13, 2022
Hungary’s first female President Katalin Novak takes office
Katalin Novak, the first female president of Hungary, took office here on Tuesday. Her predecessor, former head of state Janos Ader, greeted the new president at the entrance to the Sandor Palace, the residence of the Hungarian president. Budapest,...
Newly elected Hungarian President Katalin Novak takes an oath during her inauguration ceremony at the plenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest [Zoltan Mathe/EPA]
Monday, March 14, 2022
Hungary elects Katalin Novak, first-ever female president
Katalin Novak, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, portrays her election as a victory for women. The Hungarian parliament has elected Katalin Novak, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as the EU member’s first-ever female president...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
These women are challenging Hungary’s ‘men in suits’ politics
Anna Donáth spent her first night in police custody in December. Her phone and bag were missing, and she worried no one knew where she was. Donáth was arrested as she lead protestors through the streets of Budapest, who had gathered in opposition to...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report on the International Forum on Women's Political Empowerment
This report is based on the discussions held during the International Forum on Women’s Political Empowerment, held on 7 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a short summary of views expressed by experts, guest speakers and participants, as...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hungary: US praises Roma MP's courage
Hungarian Roma MP Ágnes Osztolykán was among 10 women invited to Washington last week to pick up the State Department’s International Women of Courage Awards from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. To read the complete article...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hungary: Hungarian mothers may get extra votes for their children in elections
Latest controversial legislation from conservative Fidesz party since winning election on populist rightwing agenda. In a move that would be unprecedented in a modern democracy, Hungary's new government is considering giving mothers with...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hungary: New Constitution poses grave threat to women’s sexual and reproductive rights
Yesterday, 18 April 2011, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a new Constitution. The new text and the process under which it has been developed and accepted has been widely criticised as grossly curtailing human rights and democratic values....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hungary: Parties differ over creation of quotas for women in parliament
Representatives of the ruling coalition parties and opposition radical nationalist Jobbik opposed while the main opposition Socialists and green LMP supported the idea of setting a quota for women MPs in parliament at a debate held about women’s...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Gender@2012, 8th European Feminist Research Conference
The 8th European Feminist Research Conference invites scholars, students, activists and policy makers to re-visit their politics of location in the light of current crises in Europe and beyond, and to reflect upon the ways in which feminist...
Monday, September 08, 2008
Training on Mainstreaming Minority Rights into the Local Public Policy Process
This international training is part of LGI strategy to promote cutting edge training curricula. Training is designed primarily for development workers and policy makers, and staff of local and national government and international organizations,...
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Media and Gender Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina
This report describes women's portrayal in media and their limited participation in the creation of media policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes results of the media monitoring and assessment held in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Drafting Gender-Aware Legislation: How to Promote and Protect Gender Equality in CEE and CIS
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to...
Friday, November 30, 2007
Call for Papers: Conference on Violence and the Contexts of Hostility
This is a call for papers for the conference on Violence and the Contexts of Hostility that will take place on May 5 - 7 2008 in Budapest, Hungary. This multi- and inter-disciplinary research and publications conference aims to identify and...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Women at Work: The Status of Women in the Labour Markets of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
This paper assesses trends in women’s labor-market positions in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland from 1989 to 2002. It also examines how these trends are related to the reformulation of women’s social rights, especially those concerning women’...