Responsible Parenting - Happy Childhood, World Parents' Day

Parents gave schools a good report card, with more than 60 percent of the 130,000 respondents to a parent questionnaire giving their child's school a "4" or "5" (B or A grading), meaning they are satisfied with the teaching and learning work done there. The results were presented by the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior in Budapest on Thursday.

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International Day of the Family

In 1994, the United Nations designated 15 May as the "International Day of the Family". The initiative draws attention to the family as the most important unit of our society. The Fundamental Law of Hungary protects the institution of marriage as a commitment between one man and one woman, based on voluntary consent, and the family as the foundation of national existence. The family relationship is based on marriage and the parent-child relationship. The mother is a woman, the father a man.

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Progress for Roma families - Academic conference and the launch of the Kapocs periodical’s thematic issue

There was a regime change for Roma issues in 2010, at which time the government began to build a work-based society in place of the previous hand-out based one, said Attila Sztojka, Government Commissioner for Roma Relations, at a conference in the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS). The event also saw the launch of a thematic issue of the KINCS magazine Kapocs, this issue focusing on Roma families.

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Hungary stands for the protection of families - International Day of the Family

Hungary stands for the protection of families. This has been our policy focus each and every day since 2010 - not just on the day of families," said Tünde Fűrész at a press conference on the occasion of the International Day of the Family. She added that the family is the smallest and most important fundamental unit of society, and something currently threatened by three factors: depopulation, the crisis of values - many people nowadays want to relativise the family - and the economic crisis caused by war.

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Motherhood is the most beautiful vocation for women according to Hungarians

More than 80 percent of Hungarians think that motherhood is the most beautiful vocation for women, according to the latest representative survey by the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS) conducted on the occasion of Mother's Day. The survey also found that more than two-thirds of Hungarians believe that women do not have to give up their careers for motherhood and child-rearing, and almost as many believe that motherhood fulfills women.

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Unpaid work in the family is of great value

96% of mothers with young children are engaged in some form of work at home, work that often goes unseen and unnoticed, with married mothers being the most likely to share these many tasks. These are some of the findings of research by the Foundation for Healthy and Harmonious Families (EHCSA) and the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS). Two thirds of respondents believe that there is a monetary value to housework and unpaid care work. The survey also found that mothers with large families receive the most help, although they also have the most workload at home.  Today is International Day of Unpaid Work.

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