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Polish women strike to protest abortion ban, 2016

Country
Poland
Time period
September, 2016 to October, 2016
Classification
Defense
Cluster
Human Rights
Total points
9.5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Olivia Robbins 28/04/2019

In 1993, the Polish Parliament, with the support of the Catholic Church, passed a bill known as the “abortion compromise,” which was intended to decrease abortions and increase overall birth rates in Poland. The law prohibits abortion in all cases except rape, incest, or when the pregnant person or fetus’s life is in danger.  

Oskar and Emilie Schindler intervene to save Jews from Nazi genocide, Poland, 1939-1945

Country
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Classification
Third-party nonviolent intervention
Cluster
Human Rights
National/Ethnic Identity
Total points
7 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Barry Tabacznik, 06/04/2013

Oskar Schindler was not your typical nonviolent savior. There is no doubt that his actions resulted in the saving of the lives of 1,200 Jewish Holocaust prisoners. What makes this story stand out among other nonviolent campaigns was the enormous and sustained risk he took for people with whom he had no immediate identification.