Thousands of Poles rally to defend women's rights
Warsaw, Oct 4 (AFP) Several thousand black-clad women took to streets across Poland to defend their reproductive rights, which they say are being curtailed under the conservative Law and Justice ...
- 04 Oct, 12:32 pm योगी बोले- हिंसा को प्रश्रय देने वाली सरकारों का सफाया हो,लोकतंत्र में हिंसा के लिए जगह नहीं होनी चाहिए, लोगों को जागृत करने के लिए यात्रा.
- 04 Oct, 12:24 pm योगी दूसरी जगहों पर ज्यादा वक्त बिता रहे हैं और यह यूपी के लोगों के लिए अच्छा नहीं हैः सुधींद्र भदौरिया, बीएसपी
04 Oct, 12:08 pm
केरल में राजनीतिक हत्याओं के विरोध में बीजेपी दिल्ली में सीपीएम ऑफिस तक मार्च निकाल रही है. दिल्ली बीजेपी प्रदेश अध्यक्ष मनोज तिवारी के साथ केंद्रीय मंत्री जितेंद्र सिंह भी मौजूद.
- 04 Oct, 11:54 am योगी न कहा कि लोकतंत्र में हत्या की कोई जगह नहीं है लेकिन यहां (केरल में) लगातार राजनीतिक हत्याएं हो रही हैं. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/915458927596208128
- 04 Oct, 11:51 am केरल में हो रही जनरक्षा यात्रा में शामिल यूपी के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ का वीडियो https://twitter.com/ANI/status/915455409250377728
- 04 Oct, 11:50 am https://twitter.com/ANI/status/915458677959618561
- 04 Oct, 11:49 am योगी ने कहा कि यह यात्रा केरल, पश्चिम बंगाल और त्रिपुरा की कम्युनिस्ट सरकार के लिए आईना है. इन्हें राजनीतिक हत्या को रोकना चाहिए.
Warsaw, Oct 4 (AFP) Several thousand black-clad women took to streets across Poland to defend their reproductive rights, which they say are being curtailed under the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government.
Noticeably fewer protesters turned up than a year earlier, however, when tens of thousands staged demonstrations across the mainly Catholic country, which led lawmakers to reject a bill calling for a near-total ban on abortions.
In a rainy Warsaw, women carried signs with slogans like "Women's rights are human rights" and "Polish women in battle".
"The fight continues. Participation is good, considering the weather," said Agnieszka Wierzbicka, one of the protest organisers.
Smaller protests were held in the northern cities of Gdansk and Szczecin, the central city of Lodz and the western city of Katowice.
"We're more aware now of the threat towards Polish women on the part of this government and of extreme-right circles, who all clearly take issue with women who want to make up their own minds about their lives, bodies and health," a protester, Zofia Marciniak, told AFP.
Current legislation, passed in 1993, bans all abortions except in cases of rape or incest, or if the pregnancy poses a health risk to the mother or the foetus is severely deformed.
Last year, lawmakers rejected a bill that would have instituted a near-total ban, prompting anti-abortion activists to prepare a new law aimed at further restricting access to the procedure, though parliament has yet to discuss it.
There are fewer than 2,000 legally performed abortions a year in the country of 38 million people, though women's groups estimate that 100,000 to 150,000 procedures are performed illegally or abroad.
The protests yesterday were also in opposition to legislation passed in May which makes emergency contraception pills prescription-only, as well as the government's decision to stop funding in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Rights activists also collected signatures for their "Let's Save Women 2017" citizens' initiative, which would increase access to abortion, contraception and the morning- after pill, and introduce sexual education into school curriculums.
Parliament rejected a similar initiative last year.
"Chances are slim, but that doesn't mean we should stop protesting," a Warsaw protester, Julie Walecka, told AFP.
(AFP)This is published unedited from the PTI feed.
Published:Wed, October 04, 2017 2:35am
TagsPoland Law and Justice (PiS) Agnieszka Wierzbicka Szczecin
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