Interview with Andrea Pető, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. How does the blatant rejection of “gender ideology” by the Hungarian government influence your work? In what way did it change your way of working? It opened … Continued
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In the last few years, the number of “backlashes” against women and LGBTQI+ persons’ rights across the world have risen. One of those growing anti-equality forces gathers under the common rejection of “gender ideology”. “Gender ideology” is used as an empty signifier which manages to gather many different movements under a shared resistance to progressive … Continued
On 13 February 2018, the Hungarian government tabled to Parliament a proposed legislative pack of three laws, commonly referred to as “Stop Soros”. The newly proposed legislation would further restrict Hungarian civil society ability to carry out their work, by requiring organisations that “support migration” to obtain national security clearance and a government permit to … Continued
This Tuesday 13 June, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a law restricting further the work of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in Hungary. This law requires for NGOs receiving more than 24,000 Euros (7.2 million HUF) annually from a foreign source, to disclose their foreign donors. In addition, NGOs will need to publicise the donors’ labels on … Continued