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Silent Vigil in Solidarity with Polish Women on Strike
3 October 2016 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Dziewuchy Dziewuchom Irlandia are hosting a silent vigil outside the Polish Consulate Eden Quay on Monday 3rd Oct. 5.30-7pm – All are welcome.
*Bring a candle to the Polish Consulate*
This Monday, women in Poland go on a warning strike!
Last week, the Polish parliament has decided to proceed with a bill that directly attacks women. The majority party voted uniformly in favour of further discussions on a bill that bans abortion with the exception of immediate threat to a woman’s life. If the bill will be legislated for, abortion will be illegal even in cases of risk to women’s health, fatal foetus abnormalities or when the pregnancy is a result of rape and incest. The bill calls abortion ‘prenatal slaughter’ and introduces criminalisation of women for the procedure.
Major protests countrywide will be taking part this weekend as part of Czarny Protest (Black Protests) with women and men wearing black to express their rage, but also mourning for fundamental human rights being refused to women in Poland. The protests will culminate on Monday with Black Monday – warning strike, with women across Poland taking a day off from work, university and household tasks to continue protests around the country. Many shops, universities and restaurants will be closed or only men will work. This is just the initial warning for the government.