Speak up for Women – The relationship between gender and corruption
Our project named “Speak up for Women” aims to explore the correlation between gender and corruption. In cooperation with the Hungarian Women’s Lobby, TI-Hungary explores four topics with the help of experts at four “Speak up for Women” club evenings. The topics examined are: the role of informal payments in healthcare, the economic and political leadership of women, and female activism.
As part of the program, TI-Hungary and the Hungarian Women’s Lobby made an exploratory research about the abuse of power in proceedings for violence against women and the risks of corruption in obstetric and gynaecological care, with the assistance of Borbála Juhász (Hungarian Women’s Lobby) and Mirjam Sági (ELTE). The aforementioned study was presented with high interest on March 26 at the Impact Hub in Budapest. At the event, after the presentation of the study, acknowledged health and women’s rights experts and activists discussed how to act effectively in order to reduce the maternity and gynecological gratuities and to judge impartially the affairs of women who have suffered violent crimes.
At our event in May we discussed the relationship between women and politics, specifically focusing on why women’s representation in the Hungarian Parliament is so low and what explains the higher representation of women in the European Parliament. At our request a study about the topic was published on Qubit.hu. At the event, we discussed the opportunities and the social context for introducing women’s quotas and other tools to increase women’s representation in Hungary, within the framework of a prestigious panel of experts and with the broadest possible participation in the political panel.
The short interviews with the participants of the event are summarized in the video below:
Within the project, we will organize two further events on women’s activism and the role of women in economic life in autumn 2019.
The study on the gender aspects of the treatment of maternity gratuity and violence against women by the authorities is available at: https://transparency.hu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/keresd_a_not.pdf
The study named “Is it better to be a female politician in the European Parliament, than in the Hungarian Parliament?” is available in the link below: https://transparency.hu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/N%C5%91k-k%C3%A9pviselete-az-Eur%C3%B3pai-Parlamentben_policy-aj%C3%A1nl%C3%A1sokkal.pdf
The project was supported by the Open Society Foundations.