Issue of women's rights in ”Women and Life” 
(1970-1989) Cover Image

Zagadnienie praw kobiet na łamach „Kobiety i Życia” (1970–1989)
Issue of women's rights in ”Women and Life” (1970-1989)

Author(s): Urszula Ćwik
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Communication studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo HUMANICA Instytut Studiów Kobiecych

Summary/Abstract: The term "women's rights" should be understood as the power and freedom enjoyed by women in society. In some countries, women's rights are supported by law and local custom, while in others they are ignored and violated. This is due to several factors: religious, social, cultural, economic or legal. The aim of this article is to present the issues of women's rights published in "Woman and Life" magazine in the years 1970-1989. "Woman and Life" was one of the most popular women's magazines in the Polish People's Republic. The magazine was addressed to the female intelligentsia living in cities. In 1970 Barbara Sidorczuk became the managing editor and the magazine’s thematic focus shifted to the themes of social status of women, improving qualifications and their rights in various fields of social life. By applying the method of analysis of the work the author of this article attempted to answer the following questions: How often did press materials address issues of women’s rights? What privileges were mentioned most often?

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 66-83
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish