Reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ rights are increasingly under attack across the world. So far, we have a good grasp of the causes and consequences of the backlash against gender equality. What we need to do now, argues Cristina Chiva, is to conceptualise and document democratic resilience against these trends
Lecturer in EU Politics, University of Salford, Manchester
Cristina works on gender and comparative European politics, with a focus on post-communist Europe.
Her monograph Gender, Institutions and Political Representation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) examines women's representation in six post-communist countries (Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), outlining and analysing the causal mechanisms reproducing male dominance in politics since 1990.