Many feminists across Europe have shown solidarity with Polish women following a proposed legislation that would completely ban or extremely limit the right to abortion. What were the reactions in Poland? And is it possible that the issue only is used to divert public attention from other worrying developments in Polish politics?
- Olga Frańczak is a law student in the final year of study at the Law, Administration and Economics department at the University of Wroclaw. Her master’s thesis focuses on the state’s legal obligation to eradicate gender stereotypes. For five years Olga has been involved with a feminist NGO – the Women’s Rights Centre in Wrocław. She spent the last summer as a part of a volunteering programme in Bangalore, India. Olga’s main areas of interest are gender stereotyping, the image of women in media, and violence against women.