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Cracow. For equality and tolerance. The Equality March passed through the streets of Krakow

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– We are unstoppable in the fight for equality – said New Left MEP Robert Biedroń before the Equality March in Krakow. He added that the Left will fight to make every Polish woman feel safe in the country. The march was led by the mayor of Krakow, Aleksander Miszalski.

On Saturday (May 18), the Equality March took place on the streets of Krakow for the 20th time. The event has been held under the patronage of the Mayor of Krakow for years, with the difference that Jacek Majchrowski did not take part in the march. His successor, Aleksander Miszalski, as the first president of Krakow, walked with the participants in a colorful procession today. He also hung a rainbow flag on the city hall building.

Mayor of Krakow Aleksander Miszalski at the head of the Equality March in KrakowPAP

“We are unstoppable in the fight for equality, we are unstoppable in the fight for the safety of every Pole, regardless of their identity, orientation, nationality, or religion,” Biedroń emphasized on Saturday in Krakow. “The Left has always stood, stands and will stand on the side of these values,” he declared.

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Robert Biedroń at the 2024 Equality March in Krakow PAP

Biedroń said that the Equality March “changed the face of Krakow, Małopolska and Poland” and proved “how important the courage and determination of the people who take part in it are.”

He also declared that the Left would fight to make every Polish woman feel safe in the country. “Every day we receive information about violence against women; that Polish women are raped, beaten and die because of domestic violence,” Biedroń said.

Equality March 2024 in Krakow PAP

The MEP recalled that Poland was implementing the Istanbul Convention, a document on the prevention of gender-based violence, but – in his opinion – “there is still a lot to do when it comes to its implementation.” He also declared that the Left would work to implement into Polish law as soon as possible the directive on violence against women, prepared by European parliament.

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