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The victory of abortion rights protesters in Poland is likely to be short lived

by Magdalena Mikulak
A proposal to increase restrictions on abortion in Poland generated several large protests across the country in early October, with the proposal ultimately being voted down in parliament. In this post, Magdalena argues that despite the apparent victory of the protesters, it remains likely that the government will nevertheless push for new restrictions on abortion.

On 3 October, more than […]

October 20th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|

Poland: A change so good, it makes you want to cry

by Magdalena Mikulak   Following its election victory in October 2015, Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS) has been on an offensive that has left many people, both inside and outside of the country, concerned about the future of Polish democracy. The blitzkrieg of ‘good change’ (PiS’s campaign slogan) included effectively paralysing the Constitutional Tribunal – which sparked protests across the country – taking over the […]

March 31st, 2016|Featured, Politics|0 Comments|

The Polish Parliamentary Elections 2015: A Gender Analysis

On 25 October, 50,92% of Polish citizens entitled to vote exercised their right to do so in the parliamentary elections. Yet, it is not the low turn out that made this year’s election unusual (turn out for the 2011 elections was 48,9%), but the sweeping victory for the right. The results gave the conservative right-wing party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) […]

November 3rd, 2015|Politics|1 Comment|

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