Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban bans gender studies programmes

Oct 24, 2018

Hungary‘s far-right prime minister has banned gender studies programmes at universities – with his deputy arguing the area of study is an ideology rather than a science.

Viktor Orban, who has rejected the EU’s vision of liberal democracy, issued a decree to revoke accreditation and funding for gender studies programmes at the two universities that provide them in the central European country earlier in October.

“The government’s standpoint is that people are born either male or female, and we do not consider it acceptable for us to talk about socially constructed genders rather than biological sexes,” a spokesman for the prime minister said.

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