Title The Compass. Poland.

Year 2020

Client BBC World Service



The Compass

At a pivotal point in gender relations, Tim Samuels and Anna Holligan head to Mexico and Poland to hear what’s on the minds of women and men. They speak to a wide range of people, building a nuanced and stereotype-defying mosaic of the gender experience. An experience that sits in the context of gender violence, rapidly-shifting economies, lurches towards political authoritarianism, and the question of whether #MeToo really rippled out beyond parts of the West.

And in Poland women, uncertain rather than challenging – some women will support the abortion law change.
It’s an uncertain time for many women, with a proposed tightening of abortion laws and many women’s organisations under threat.