During the press conference in Kielce, members of the Left drew attention to the situation of women related to the pandemic. It was women who felt the effects of the crisis the most, they said. Deputy Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk said that this is why representatives of her party demanded decisive action from the government before the upcoming fourth wave of the pandemic.
On Saturday, members of the Left came to Kielce as part of the “Polityczka Lewicy. We will do it better” campaign. Previously, they visited, among others, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.
Kotula: we talk to Polish women and Poles about everything
Among others, Katarzyna Kotula, MP, took the floor. – We women really feel that we will do it better. That is why a week ago we made a decision that we are going on a tour in Poland, visiting different, large and small cities, talking to Polish women and Poles about everything actually – she said. – About what is happening in this large Warsaw policy, in the parliament, in Poland, what Poland looks like under the rule of Law and Justice, but we also present our leftist vision of how we would like Poland to look like after the pandemic – she said.
Left-wing activists announced that they would continue to fight for the right to abortion and contraception. – We know that women are wise and we trust them. We believe that women should choose when, how many and if they want to have children – emphasized Kotula. – Or when and if they want to terminate the pregnancy. We want to give this decision back to them – she added.
Dziemianowicz-Bąk: women stood on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic
Deputy Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk said that she assessed this difficult time, especially for women. – It was women who stood on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic and at the same time suffered the most from the effects of the pandemic and the crisis. It was women who were most at risk of losing their jobs or reducing their salaries. During the pandemic, the problem of domestic violence, which is mainly violence against women, also intensified, she said. She called on the government and the president to better prepare for the fourth wave of the pandemic to come.
– Today is the time to reward those responsible who want to vaccinate and save us from the fourth wave. People who so far did not want to vaccinate need to be obliged and encouraged to do so. Women are fed up with the costs of the crisis, they are fed up with the costs of the pandemic. They are demanding clear and decisive action from representatives of the government and President Andrzej Duda, who is still hiding his head in the sand, said Dziemianowicz-Bąk.
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