Executive Summary

Sex education isn't taught in schools, making porn the primary source of sex education for many young men.

Gazeta.pl—a socially conscious news portal—was known for taking on the most urgent social issues in Poland. But when it came to gender equality, it was an uphill battle.

According to the Polish Ministry of Labour, women earn 18.5% less than men, and Poland scores 10 points below the EU average in the Gender Equality Index. In addition to a right-wing government and the Catholic Church suppressing sexuality, sex education isn't taught in schools, making porn the primary source of sex education for many young men.

A key symbol of this culture was Your Weekend, Poland's longest running adult magazine.

In December 2018, Your Weekend came up for sale. Gazeta. pl partnered with Mastercard and BNP Paribas—brands commited to empowering women—to buy Your Weekend, release one final issue and shut it down. For good.