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    Hungary’s ban on Gender Studies education

    On Oct. 12, 2018, Hungary’s prime minister decided to officially start defunding and removing gender studies programs from all Hungarian universities in the 2019 academic year.   “Let us arm ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness,” said Malala Yousafzai, a well-known advocate for female empowerment and education, to the United Nations in 2013. Five years later, these words are still as relevant as ever. As bigotry and misunderstanding damage our world and hurt the people around us, the most prevalent solution is education. Yet, just this past month, academic education on identity and sexuality has been crippled in Hungary. The prime…