Veto of Discriminatory Poland Sex Ed Bill Shows Power of Protest
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People attend a “Stop Lex Czarnek” protest at the Main Square in Krakow, Poland on February 15, 2022.
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In the last weeks, Polish students and activists regularly gathered in front of Warsaw’s Presidential Palace and across the country to demand respect for their rights. They called on President Andrzej Duda to veto a controversial bill that would further limit access to comprehensive sexuality education and anti-discrimination classes in schools.
Despite naysayers, these protests made a difference. On December 15, President Duda announced that he will veto the harmful bill due to public opposition. Duda said that the public had made clear there was not broad …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch