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Thursday, November 08, 2012
Hungary: Report highlights lack of women in Hungarian politics
Hungary occupies the penultimate place within the European Union in terms of the proportion of women among lawmakers, far behind other nations in the CEE region, national daily Nepszabadsag said on Saturday. Citing lecturer Gabriella Ilonszki of...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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...
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...