The 3rd European Lesbian Conference is taking place between 29 September and 1 October in Budapest. The partakers will organize a march tomorrow in the capital from the Erzsébet square to the Fővám square. Before, they organized similar events in Vienna and Kyiv.
The conference of the EuroCentralAsian Lesbian Community was organized before in Vienna and Kyiv. Their motto is “One lesbian – blessing, 100 lesbians – revolution”.
The community said they organized this year’s gathering in Budapest because the Hungarian government introduced multiple discriminative legal acts against the LGBTQ community. Therefore, they would like to support their Hungarian and Polish activists. They highlighted, for example, the scandal around the ‘Meseország mindenkié’ book provoking outcries in Hungary because it had tales about same-sex couples. One of the deputy leaders of the Hungarian radical party, Mi Hazánk, even shredded a copy of the book.
They would also like to show their respect for Labrisz, the Hungarian lesbian association, one of Europe’s oldest.
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Justice minister on protection of rights of individuals, families
Protecting the rights of individuals and families, including the promotion of customer rights, is among the Hungarian government’s top priorities, the justice minister told a conference on Thursday.
Addressing the 5th conference on alternative dispute resolution organised by the National Bank of Hungary’s Financial Conciliation Body, Judit Varga said disputes can be resolved without going to court through conciliatory or arbitration bodies. Such alternative procedures promote lawful behaviour and help to reduce the burden on law courts, she said.
Alternative dispute resolution is aimed at ensuring consumers faster, simpler and cheaper ways to resolve disputes than filing a lawsuit, the minister said. “Settling disputes peacefully and ensuring an everyday life free of conflicts is a crucial government and social goal in this time of war,” she said.
The government has to tackle problems arising from soaring energy prices and inflation, but preserving families’ security is another top priority, and this is why the cabinet has decided to maintain the caps on the prices of utilities, fuels, and food products, Varga said.
Meanwhile, Varga said the government was committed to peace and had condemned Russian aggression while supporting Ukraine’s integrity and sovereignty. Peace is in the interest of ordinary Hungarians and of the whole of Europe, she added.
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Source: MTI, hvg.hu
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