Monument To Wartime Rape Victims Set To Be Inaugurated In Budapest

  • 5 Aug 2020 8:28 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Monument To Wartime Rape Victims Set To Be Inaugurated In Budapest
The Budapest municipal council plans to inaugurate a monument to women raped during wars in the spring of 2023, said Deputy Mayor Gábor Kerpel-Fronius (pictured above).

The city council will call an international tender for the construction of the monument by next summer, Kerpel-Fronius told a press conference.

The launch of the tender will be preceded by a series of lectures and an international conference on wartime sexual violence. Kerpel-Fronius said wartime rape was an area of remembrance that rarely got enough attention in Hungary despite having affected a lot of people.

“Women who were raped during wars were left alone with their traumas,” the deputy mayor said.

Kerpel-Fronius underscored the importance of paying tribute to rape victims and remembering how society had been silent on their traumas.

The Budapest assembly allocated 35 million forints (EUR 101,000) for the monument in January.

The memorial aims to “create a space to process the trauma and remind future generations of things that should never happen again,” the proposal signed by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said.


MTI Photo:  Zoltán Balogh 

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