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Judit Berki

I am absolutely a fighter. I never know whether I can call it a career....I could have - as a person with diploma - hold back and not deal with this question just do my own business. I had a motivation to - my mother, my parents always turned towards people, that’s how I grew up, that’s what I experienced and it was natural that I myself want to give it back in a way....I am very happy that despite all the difficulties, we have youngsters around us who have not yet turned their backs on the hard, strenuous work we have ahead of us. 

Agnes Osztolykan is awarded with the prominent International Women of Courage Award by the US State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, March 8.
Agnes Osztolykan of Hungary, Member of Parliament, Politics Can Be Different Party, Lehet Mas a Politika (LMP)

Agnes Osztolykan was elected to Parliament in 2010, and is the only female Roma Member of Parliament (MP) in Hungary. She represents the newly established party, Politics Can Be Different (LMP). Ms. Osztolykan speaks out for Roma in the face of open hostility, fearlessly advocating for the equal rights and inclusion of Roma in Hungarian society. As deputy chair of the Education Committee, she is making a tangible contribution to Hungary’s new education regulations, ensuring that Roma inclusion remains a priority of government programming.

Source: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/03/157710.htm

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