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sreda, 26 januarja, 2022

Poland protects women

By El Correo de Espana

Poland is often portrayed by the media and liberal parties as an ultra-conservative country where women and minorities are restricted in their rights by a government of religious fanatics.

A patriarchal and oppressive regime in which women suffer all sorts of abuses. A dystopia as portrayed in the popular series “The Handmaid’s Tale”, an image that is widespread in the protest actions of Polish radical left-wing feminist groups.

But all this propaganda is nothing but a monumental lie. Poland is one of the safest countries in Europe for men, women and children, and the difference with feminist countries like Sweden, Germany or Spain is simply overwhelming. Now that Christmas is just around the corner, the typical Christmas markets are popping up in Polish cities. There are no armed soldiers patrolling near the streets – they are on the border so that it doesn’t get that far – nor are there any concrete barriers against the attacks of the “mentally ill” that are becoming increasingly common in progressive, multicultural Europe. There are also not twenty types of traffic lights, purple benches or communities against “gender-based violence”, nor are there hundreds of feminist associations and NGOs that receive high subsidies.

Women are protected by the law. This week has passed a year since the “Anti-Violence Law” came into force in Poland, a law against domestic violence that, unlike feminist laws, does not discriminate against half the population and effectively protects victims, regardless of whether they are women or men. This law, drafted in the Ministry of Justice, allows the police to immediately separate the alleged perpetrator from his victim and ban him from the house for 14 days. During these two weeks, the courts will examine the veracity of the case and may extend the injunction or take other measures, and of course the person against whom the injunction was issued has the right to appeal against this decision.

In the year the law came into force, there were 3,200 cases of domestic violence in Polish families. In 96% of the cases, the interim measures were directed against men, but again, no distinction is made if the perpetrator is a woman. No different measures are applied depending on the gender of the perpetrator, the law is the same for everyone. The Ministry of Justice has also set up a system for long-term support for people suffering from domestic violence. In Poland, there are 336 centres for the support of victims of crime, which offer, among other things, free psychological and legal assistance. Since the law came into force until 31 October this year, around 9,000 people affected by domestic violence have contacted these centres. 7,015 of them were women.

This law represents a significant improvement over the previous law, mainly because of the speed with which measures are taken. Nevertheless, as Deputy Minister of Justice Marcin Romanowski points out, there is still room for improvement:

“The success of the existing solutions is an incentive for further measures. The fact that the current regime is working well does not mean that we can stop working. We are therefore working to improve the current solutions and are constantly monitoring the functioning of the law. On this basis, we have drawn up a draft Anti-Violence Law 2.0, which gives the services new powers to protect people who experience domestic violence. The new draft law provides for the possibility of applying the injunction not only in the domestic sphere, better protection for minors and a defense against harassment on the Internet or social media.”

However, the fact that Poland has created a functioning law for the effective protection of women is irrelevant to the progressive machinery that continues to condemn Poland for its denunciation of the Istanbul Convention. Worse still, as Deputy Minister Romanowski points out, the fact that the law is effective only shows that the whole narrative of the Convention is nothing more than a bunch of unscientific claims and that the denunciation of the Convention has no bearing on the implementation of real measures to combat violence because it is worthless.

“Thanks to the anti-violence law passed a year ago, we are showing Europe that an effective fight against domestic violence involves real and effective mechanisms such as the immediate isolation of the perpetrator from the victims and not the gender ideology propagated by the Istanbul Convention. This was even mentioned by Polish left-wing extremist Sylwia Spurek, who said that we have done more for women than the European Commission. Unfortunately, the Eurocrats do not want to admit this and do not even try to have a factual conversation with us.

This week saw a joint meeting of the LIBE and FEMM committees on combating violence against women. We proposed the participation of experts from the Ministry of Justice who were involved in the drafting of the Law against Violence. Unfortunately, the European Parliament has blocked their participation. At the very least, it is clear that their real goal is not the well-being of women and the fight against domestic violence, but the promotion of gender ideology.”

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