Addressing everyday sexism (that seems super natural) and the abuse of women’s rights in Hungary is no easy job. The lack of independent public media and miscommunication of gender-based violence as well as the continued exclusion of women’s contribution in arts, history and science form the public curriculum, inspired us not just to join the only association addressing complex cultural and political issues in gender equality, but to support them with whatever we can.
It began as the passion project of a young Hungarian poet, essayist and play writer who revived a previous print journal in digital format. The art and social criticism magazine has soon been grown to be a major digital platform and network for young and emerging artists in Hungary. As the political climate has became more and more authoritative and somewhat hostile for civil organizations and independent artists, so the importance of platforms such as Drót has grown. We knew we have to contribute and were the ones to reach out to them when they were in search of technical support for their Drupal website.