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Fidesz MEP: Party EP delegation works to defend women’s rights, dignity

Ruling Fidesz's MEPs work every day to defend the rights and dignity of women and girls, and oppose the "gender ideology" of the leftist and liberal MEPs, Livia Jaroka, an MEP of the party, said on the occasion of International Women's Day on Friday.

Jaroka told MTI in a statement that the European Parliament’s women’s rights and gender equality committee organised a committee meeting on women in sport in collaboration with the national parliaments.

At the meeting, Jaroka highlighted the importance of sports programmes for young women when it comes to integration, as well as of the participation of Roma women in politics.

She said sports programmes helped the integration of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, adding that International Women’s Day provided a good opportunity to highlight the challenges faced by women and the difficult situation of Roma women today.

She noted that 39.8 percent of all MEPs are women, and only two of them Roma. Jaroka, herself a Roma, underlined the importance of representing the Roma community and the rights of Roma women.

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