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Friday, March 28, 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 country as a whole. Politics Can Be Different (LMP) MP...
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 country as a whole. We invite you to read the full...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
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 Budapest’s Corvinus University, the paper said that...
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 debate last Monday night, to the effect that there...
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 pleas visit The Budapest Times
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 small children extra votes in elections. The...
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. Especially of concern to women’s rights NGOs is...
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 representation in public life on Wednesday. Opening...
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 scholarly tools can be used for understanding and for...
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, managers of public services, human resource managers...
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, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Romania,...
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 processes, and provide detailed checklists for...
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 issues such as process and control, education,...
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 understand violence in contemporary life. The project will...
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’s responsibilities in childbirth and childrearing.