WHAT DO WE DO?
We provide legal aid and psychological assistance to victims of violence against women and those whose reproductive rights are curbed. We write proposals for lawmakers; we create publications that professionally support the work of courts, authorities and social services; we create information brochures for those affected and their environment. We educate volunteers and professionals, and we have guided self-help self-awareness groups for survivors. We function as civil control of state/official activities in issues of violence against women and reproductive rights.
WHO ARE WE?
Our name is Patent Association, coined from the Hungarian phrase Patriarchátust Ellenzők Társasága, which means Society Against Patriarchy. We are women’s rights defenders (lawyers) and psychologists, as well as gender based violence experts.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS AND VALUES?
We take action against gender-based violence in the field of law-making and law enforcement; in service of this, we are building a professional network and social movement. Our values include solidarity among women and the principles of feminism. We are a children and animal-friendly workplace.
WHO ARE OUR PARTNERS?
We are a member organization of the ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women's Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, the Hungarian Women’s Lobby, and as the founders of the KERET Coalition against Sexual Violence, we participate in its activity.
Further partners: Budapest Pride, Labrisz Lesbian Association, MONA Foundation, MUSZÁJ Workgroup – Workgroup for the Rights of Victims of Child Sexual Abuse, NANE Association, Rainbow Mission Foundation – Háttér Society
WHO SUPPORT US?
- Open Society Foundations
- Global Fund for Women
- EEA Norway Grants
- European Joint Fund for Hungary