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“Your body is a battleground”

By Katarzyna Kotula / 8 March, 2021

This year’s International Women’s Day in Poland is organised around the slogan ‘Women’s Rights. Without Compromise’. But more than in any other country in the European Union, Polish women’s rights are under attack again, by regressive and government policies that amount to full-blown war on women in the name of […]

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Progressive politics in the Middle East: Israel and the region

By Ksenia Svetlova / 13 January, 2021

The Abraham Accords that were signed recently between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be equalled to a tip of an iceberg: much more is laying beneath the surface. These accords were signed only in September 2020, but they build upon two decades of diplomatic work, communications […]

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Lithuania after the elections: a perspective for women’s rights

By Emilija Svobaite / 30 October, 2020

The recent elections in Lithuania brought the country a conservative-liberal government coalition with a female prime minister and female leaders of all three coalition parties. However, the question remains as to whether women in power equals a sincere fight for women’s rights – especially when the most progressive party on […]

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A gender perspective of the parliamentary elections in Lithuania

By Giedrė Purvaneckienė / 30 October, 2020

It is difficult to explain Lithuania’s political landscape in a conventional way as the whole spectrum of political parties is skewed to the right. As a result, there is a constant danger that human rights, and particularly women’s reproductive rights, could be violated. A low number of women with seats […]

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Gender pay gap: The venom is in the tail(s)

By Janna Besamusca / 6 March, 2020

To address all cross-cutting pay inequalities,the Gender Equality Strategy should focus on decent wage floors, working time, the predictability of working time, and public procurement.

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Did sexuality education become instrumentalised in Polish politics?

By Anna Pacześniak / 25 November, 2019

To win Polish presidential elections in May 2020, starting an ideological war on education is not beneficial. PiS faces a dilemma.

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Jail sentence for talking about sex in Poland

By Anka Grzywacz / 25 November, 2019

How Poland is further drifting the ultraconservative way with its draft law on the criminalisation of sexuality education without support of the majority of the population

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13 facts you need to know about gender inequality in the EU

By FEPS / 10 July, 2019

Women constitute half the population. Find the survey about her position in society.

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Spain: slow change for women’s rights

By Alazne Irigoien / 7 May, 2019

Despite the Progressives’ electoral success, a long way for women’s rights is still ahead.

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Young women to sweep Social Democrats back in force

By Alazne Irigoien / 25 February, 2019

New waves of support for Socialists could emerge by putting women at the centre.

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