Starting in October 2020, feminist protests, which could not be ignored, have addressed the multitude of issues women are facing in the country. This publication of the Naprzód Foundation – available in English and Polish, co-financed by transform! europe – focuses on structural sexism and the current forms of patriarchal rule in Poland.
The so-called protection of life and the family is deeply rooted in the conservative-nationalist ideology of the Polish government. In 2020, a group of right-wing MPs appealed to the Constitutional Tribunal arguing that the existing restrictive abortion law was inconsistent with the Constitution, as it included clauses that allowed abortion – even if only in exceptional circumstances. The Constitutional Tribunal, like other state institutions, has increaslingly come under the control of the right-wing government and therefore yielded to its outlook, effectively leading to a complete ban of abortion in Poland. This was met with a huge – and ongoing – wave of mass demonstrations...
Please find the ePaper on the right/below (mobile version) in 'Documents' (English and Polish, PDF).
Agata Czarnacka, Reproductive rights and beyond - Pol(s)ka 2021
Anna Grodzka, The new political reality in Poland: the Women’s Strike in its political context
Małgorzata Jonczy-Adamska, On how the Polish education system forms social roles and gender positions
Joanna Miśkiewicz, Women on the labour market and their restricted right of association
Ewa Majewska, Feminist Theory and Practice: Dialectics of the Women's Strike 2020 and what may lie ahead
Interview with Ewa Dąbrowska-Szulc, 'To Regain the Right to Decide for Ourselves'