Series of online debates
Conference will be held in English 

12 XI 2020 | 4:00 – 7:30 PM (CET)



media patronage

Idea of the conference

The purpose of the Women’s Rights Conference is to analyze the following topics, looking at the problem of women’s rights in today’s world. Nowadays, the term ‘women’s rights’ is often used as a slogan in an ideological debate. There is a need to establish the use of this term in a non-ideological way, so as to discuss the real threats to women’s rights, which they face on day-to-day basis in various aspects of life, as well as to propose effective solutions to strengthen these rights. We believe, that what is often said to be the case of women’s discrimination, does not always meet the real struggle women deal with, when pursuing their needs and desires. Moreover, the solutions proposed by today’s society, cannot effectively rectify the situation, as long as they are based on ideological grounds, whose only purpose is to destroy family bonds.

On October 22nd, 2020, the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland ruled that eugenic abortion is not compliant with the Polish Constitution. The decision of the Tribunal, a major step towards the full recognition of human rights in Poland, has caused major riots and protests in our country. Due to the increasingly tense situation in the Polish society, there is an urgent need to organize a conference underlining that women’s rights today are not only reduced to abortion and sexual life. The aim of the conference is to support the large majority of Polish women, who have remained silent throughout the protests, and make them feel not only that they are not alone in their opposition to the riots but that the concept of women’s rights presented by the protesters is misleading and false.

The topic of women’s rights needs to be touched upon in an objective way, free from the bias of ideology, in order to present the true threats to women’s rights in modern world, as well as the effective solutions to strengthen the realization of these rights. We believe, that the agenda presented by the protesters is in fact contrary to the real needs of women. Our aim is to propose the most effective solutions to the problems faced by women today and find ways in which all women can work together to strengthen their roles and participate in resolving the problems they face in today’s society.



Prof. Chantal Delsol

French philosopher, political historian and novelist. Founder of the Hannah Arendt research institute. (France)

Prof. Angela Gandra

Secretary for the Family at the Ministry of Family and Human Rights in Brazil. Lawyer and attorney. Professor at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

Gabriele Kuby

German writer and sociologist. Author of the book entitled ‘The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom.’

Maria Madise

International Director at Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

Sharon Slater

President at Family Watch International.

Valerie Huber

Special Representative for Global Women’s Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Laetitia Pouliquen

Director at NBIC Ethics and Woman Attitude. Author of Women 2.0 – feminism and transhumanism.

Alix Lejard

since 2015 the delegate to the European Parliament for the French NGO Femina Europa.

Justyna Melonowska PhD

Doctor of philosophy, psychologist. She heads the Laboratory of the Philosophy of Education at the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw.

Dorota Bojemska

Chairwoman of the Family Council at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, activist for the defense of the family, mother of eight children, member of the Program Council of the Association of Large Families 3+ (Poland)

Karolina Pawłowska

Director of the Center of the International Law in Ordo Iuris Institute.


4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (CET)

Panel I – working title: political and doctrinal contexts of the discussion on women’s rights.

Karolina Pawłowska, Director of Ordo Iuris International Law Center

4:00 PM – Prof. Chantal Delsol, Human Rights in the Age of ‘Community’

4:30 PM – Justyna Melonowska, PhD, TBA

4:50 PM – Gabriele Kuby, TBA

5:10 PM – Maria Madise, TBA

5:30-7:30 PM (CET)

Panel II – working title: Women’s rights and right to health

Karolina Pawłowska, Director of Ordo Iuris International Law Center

5:30 PM – Prof. Angela Gandra, TBA

5:50 PM – Valerie Huber, TBA

6.10 PM – Sharon Slater, TBA

6:30 PM – Laetitia Pouliquen, Feminism and Artificial Reproductive Technologies.

6:50 PM – Alix Lejard, What is at stake with the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

7:10 PM – Dorota Bojemska, TBA