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A curious feminist gaze into the right-wing shift

The progessive camp must not ignore the nuanced complexities within the seemingly ostensibly unified masculinizing project of the Right - there is a need for femisnist curiosity and a fresh gaze.

By Weronika Grzebalska

The unloved compromise. Black umbrellas, white coats and abortion in Poland

In recent weeks Poland has witnessed an unprecedented mobilisation of women against the tightening of the already very strict abortion law. To the likely surprise of many observers, the government, dominated by the nationalist right-wing Law and Justice party, decided to revoke its initial backing for the draft law, having bowed to pressure following angry protests of one hundred thousand women bearing black umbrellas. Gert Röhrborn from the Warsaw office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation sheds light on the background of these recent events.

By Gert Röhrborn

All for Equality - Equality for all. Sexual and reproductive rights in CEE

Despite the unquestionable global progress concerning women’s autonomy, their human rights to decide freely and responsibly on sexual and reproductive health remain to an unacceptable degree unfulfilled. Therefore, this particular issue constituted the central theme of presentations at the Fourth International Gender Workshop in Warsaw.