Czech Society Continues To Discriminate Against Women


Czech Women

This paper critiques home and worldwide activism looking for justice for Romani and other women harmed by coercive, pressured, and involuntary sterilization within the former Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic. Framed by Michel Foucault’s concept of biopower, it summarizes the history of these abuses and describes human rights campaigns involving home and worldwide litigation, advocacy, and grassroots activism, as well as the responses of the Czech governments. The constant presence of the German military and of Nazi leaders in our nation was most oppressive. We were not allowed to take heed to international broadcasts or read any international newspapers. Listening to BBC was punishable by dying, but we did so anyway, in order to find out what was really occurring.