2020–2021 women's strike protests in Poland

social protests in 2020

The October 2020 Polish protests began in Poland on 22 October 2020 over the rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal illegalizing abortions. The country banned abortions even if there are cases of severe disability or incurable and life-threatening disease of the unborn child.[1]

Protests seen in Warsaw on 25 October 2020

Mass protests began shortly after the rulings the afternoon of the same day.[2] It is the biggest protest in the country since the fall of communism in 1989.[3][4]


  1. "Poland abortion: Top court bans almost all terminations". BBC News. 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. "Poland abortion: Top court bans almost all terminations". bbc.com. 23 October 2020.
  3. Tilles, Daniel (2020-10-29). "Polish prosecutors seek charges against organisers of abortion protests for endangering public". Notes From Poland. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  4. Magdziarz, Anatol; Santora, Marc (2020-10-30). "Women Converge on Warsaw, Heightening Poland's Largest Protests in Decades". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-30.