Recently IFSW wrote to the Hungarian Prime Minister to express our deep concern over the arrest of a Hungarian social worker who was demonstrating against anti-poor legislation that has been recently introduced (a by-law in District VIII in Budapest, aimed at the homeless, that forbids scavenging in bins). To read the open letter, please click here.
Since posting this open letter on our website, we have received a high level of interest and people asking what they can do to support the social workers’ action in Hungary. One immediate action that can be taken is to write to the mayor who has been promoting the legislation and to the Minister of Interior who has initiated the new law in the parliament to express your concern. The contact details are:
Minister of Interior
2-4. József Attila Street,
1051 Budapest, Pf.: 314,
1903 Budapest, Hungary
(Adressing correctly: Dear Minister)
Fax: 00 36 1-441-1720
Mayor of 8th district in Budapest(Jozsefvaros):
Dr. Kocsis Maté,
Baross utca 63-67,
Imagine if this mayor receives a hundred letters from all part of the world, it could make a difference. So add your voice!