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Illiberal Gender Politics in Central Europe

By Weronika Grzebalska / 28 October, 2018

The ban on Gender Studies reminds us that a gender analysis is crucial to understand the Central European regime transformations. Illiberal governments challenge the liberal equality paradigm and infrastructure while at the same time introducing policies that benefit many women, forcing us to rethink illiberal gender politics outside of the...

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Gender as a symbolic glue makes European freedom of education at stake

By Andrea Peto / 27 October, 2018

  During the last summer, the Hungarian government proposed to ban gender studies at universities. The position and role of conservative and far-right parties in the anti-gender mobilizations in Europe is not anymore a surprise. But this state intervention in university programmes shows that the concept of ‘gender’ become a...

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#MeToo, the women’s revolution in need of progressive male ‘knights’s to transform the world

By isabella lenarduzzi / 7 August, 2018

For the last six months, not a week has gone by without there being a ‘victim’ of the #MeToo movement.At the time of writing, we are witnessing the Nobel Prize for literature being cancelled, six of the top leaders of Nike leaving the sports clothing company, Bill Cosby finally being...

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#Metoo: From hashtag, to movement, to systemic solutions to combat sexual harassment

By Zita Gurmai / 26 July, 2018

Sexual harassment has been present in the lives of women forever, but has always been treated as something unspoken, private and shameful. Last year, the #metoo uproar showed the world what feminists have known for decades. Two women involved in politics, PES Women’s President Zita Gurmai & Vice-President Marja Bijl,...

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#MeToo: From social campaign to social change?

By Laeticia Thissen / 23 July, 2018

‘Me Too’: These are the two words responsible for the shockwave that has reverberated around the world for the past few months. The ‘silence breakers’ – women who spoke out about abuse, assault and rape – were even named as the “person of the year” for 2017 by Time magazine....

Gender perspective: how differently economics might be done?

By Giulia Zacchia / 8 March, 2018

The under-representation of women in economics remains a chronic phenomenon, so that two visions are commonly used to describe the status of women in the economics profession:   a leaky pipeline to illustrate how an increase in the number of women graduates has not led to an increase in the...

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Progressivism is the best way to be a feminist. Feminism is the best way to be a Progressive!

By Isabelle Lenarduzzi / 5 July, 2017

Real equality between women and men is the base of European values and of progressivism. The historical domination of men on women is the central determinant of every other dominations.   Protecting women’s rights is the way to begin to protect essential liberties for everybody. The European Union has played...

Ones to Watch: Robert Biedroń

By admin / 5 October, 2016

Robert Biedroń shakes up most stereotypes one would have about Poland and its politicians. Born in the city of Rymanów, Mr Biedroń has been active in politics since the early 2000s. His electoral victory in the October 2011 parliamentary elections meant that he was the first openly gay member of...

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