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Gender and Politics

🌊 Czech coat and Slovak cassock in illiberal movements

May 3, 2024

🌊 Media control is key to Orbán’s anti-gender discourse success

April 19, 2024

🌊 How Hungary’s so-called child protection referendum was invalidated through a grassroots campaign

April 2, 2024

What influences the credibility of messages on gender inequality?

March 25, 2024

♀️ Fewer women than men in parties’ youth wings want to run for office

March 8, 2024
March 8, 2024

🌈 Getting paid to have children: Hungary’s ‘carefare’ regime

Eva Fodor Illiberal Hungary has become famous in recent years for paying families to have, or pledge to have, children. This, writes Eva Fodor, has transformed the criteria and practice for social citizenship and democratic participation Read more
March 7, 2024

🌈 De-democratisation in South Asia weakens gender equality

Sohela Nazeen This year, millions of people in South Asia head to the polls. Potential outcomes of elections in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, however, do not bode well for women’s rights or gender equality, says Sohela Nazneen. The road ahead is difficult for women’s and LGBTQ+ struggles, as autocratic leaders consolidate power, and right-wing populists, digital repression, and violence against women and sexual minorities are all on the rise Read more
March 7, 2024

♀️ Ensuring the effectiveness of gender quotas in Ireland

Fiona Buckley Legislative gender quotas are effecting change in Irish politics. However, argue Fiona Buckley and Mack Mariani, without strong party leadership and political will, advances in women’s political representation can only go so far. To maintain progress, party leaders must prioritise women’s recruitment, nomination, and financial support as well as retain incumbent women Read more
March 6, 2024

Anti-gender organising in Turkey: from backlash to movement

Hazal Atay Turkey is a textbook example of gender backlash. Hazal Atay explains the structure and strategies employed by the anti-gender movement in Turkey Read more
March 6, 2024

♀️ Women leaders in a world of crisis: five things to know

Tiffany D. Barnes Contemporary politics seems besieged by crises, from pandemics to wars to economic austerity. What does crisis mean for women leaders, who remain underrepresented as chief executives and legislators across the globe? Building on their research, Tiffany D. Barnes, Diana Z. O’Brien and Jennifer M. Piscopo identify five ways to ‘think crisis, think gender’ Read more

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