Women's Strike organisation sets up committee to meet government
The organisation that has masterminded many of the mass protests against a top-court abortion ruling has formed a new consultative council that will be tasked with talking to the government.
Set up by the All-Polish Women's Strike, the Consultative Council will meet for the first time on Sunday.
The council will be made up of experts in the field of the women's rights, as well as people from the “Solidarity generation.”
Marta Lempart, from the Women’s Strike organisation, said that along with getting a top-court ruling that could result in a near-complete ban on abortion in Poland overturned they now wanted the dismissal of the socially conservative government, and this is where the council comes in.
“It will talk about the terms of the government’s dismissal,” she said. “That is, of course, if the government wants to talk to us because at the moment they talk to us by using gas. But if it does talk, it will talk to the Consultative Council.”