post-1989 Poland

Polish Feminist Movement after 1989: Achievements, Challenges and Open Questions

Author: Natalia Krzyżanowska
Institution: Örebro University
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 39-62
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PDF: kie/108/kie10803.pdf

My paper aims to sketch the current condition as well as main challenges of the Polish feminist movement after 1989. It focuses on how gender and women’s issues are approached and conceptualised in Poland today. The paper is enriched by a short outline of history of Polish women struggle for equal rights in especially political and economic dimensions. Importance of commemoration and acknowledgment of history of Polish women struggle is seen as crucial to post-1989 Polish reality in which terms such as democracy, freedom, equality, justice had to be re-invented/re-defined.

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