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Hungarian-Polish Initiative against Istanbul Agreement Garners 60,000 Signatures

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.26.

A Hungarian-Polish initiative protesting against the ratification of the Istanbul Convention has garnered 60,000 signatures, and possibly contributed to the European Commission dragging its feet on ratifying the agreement, the head of the Polish Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture said on Sunday.

Karolina Pawlowska told pro-government Hungarian public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió on Sunday that the initiative by Ordo Iuris and Hungary’s pro-government Alapjogokért Központ should be expanded to other countries as well.

Violence against Women: Coronavirus Delays Stricter Rules While Cases Reportedly Rise
Violence against Women: Coronavirus Delays Stricter Rules While Cases Reportedly Rise

In May, Hungary’s parliament adopted a political declaration on rejecting the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. While Minister of Justice Judit Varga promised stricter rules and laws in domestic violence cases, co-operation with women’s right movements and activists, and new support centers, opposition politicians claim that it is just an “empty balloon” and came up […]Continue reading

The Istanbul Agreement promoting protect women’s rights and gender equality, which the organisations say is designed along principles of gender ideology, was adopted by the European Parliament in January but is yet to be ratified.