Several NGOs staged a demonstration on Kossuth tér on Sunday to draw attention to violence against women and to speak up for women’s rights more generally.
Several speakers expressed outrage at Fidesz MP István Varga’s comment during parliamentary debate last Monday night, to the effect that there would be no domestic violence if women had four or five children instead of only one or two.
Some 200-300 people attended, including Socialist MPs Ildikó Lendvai, Mónika Lamperth, Kata Kormos and Tibor Szanyi, as well as several LMP MPs, including Gergely Karácsony and Endre Kukorelly.
Speakers alleged that MPs do not do enough to protect women and women’s rights. Several spoke out in defence of gynaecologist Ágnes Geréb and asked President János Áder to grant her a pardon.
The gathering was organised in part by Klára Ungár, head of the Free People for Hungary party and NGOs, such as Amnesty International and One Million for Democracy, among others.
The Socialists continue to insist that Varga resign.