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November 29, 2023

🌈 The burden of de-democratisation: gender (in)equality in Turkey

Raquel Santos Fernandes The less democratic the political regime, the more asymmetrical gender relations become. Raquel Santos Fernandes terms this phenomenon ‘gendering de-democratisation’. Based on data from Turkey, she explains how the process increasingly excludes women, and limits their experiences of citizenship in politics, in the economy, and in their intimate lives Read more
November 9, 2023

Heteronormative policies in India and Switzerland

Anukriti Dixit The family is the first gatekeeper of conservative regimes. Now, more than ever, such regimes are gaining political mileage in the global North and global South. Anukriti Dixit explores the violence of heteronormativity and its related fundamentalist ideals through two social phenomena: the recent rise of ‘honour killing’ of queer persons in India and the rise of violence against queer and trans people in Switzerland Read more
August 30, 2023

Polarisation on the rise: European gender and migrant inclusion compared

Markus Thiel The inclusion of social minorities is contingent on civic activism and government policies that become more polarised as well as volatile in times of crises. Markus Thiel, Ernesto Fiocchetto and Jeffrey Maslanik delve into the state of inclusion policies throughout Europe Read more
July 27, 2023

Gender Impact Assessment: a policy tool to advance gender equality

Gaia Taffoni Countries attempting to improve women's position in relation to that of men have started using a Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) to examine policies' potential effects. But social and cultural barriers to gender justice and the politicisation of gender mainstreaming challenge its successful implementation, writes Gaia Taffoni Read more
April 18, 2023

🌈 Genderwashing or genderbashing? Reconciling the different faces of modern autocrats

Elin Bjarnegård Gender and authoritarianism are interconnected – but in different and unexpected ways. Elin Bjarnegård and Pär Zetterberg think the relationship between them deserves more attention in political science. Here, they expose the relationship in terms of two autocrat strategies: genderwashing and genderbashing Read more
March 9, 2023

🌈 Democracy, gender equality and democratic backsliding

Emanuela Lombardo As far-right populist political parties and anti-gender movements gather momentum across Europe, democracy and gender equality come under increasing threat. Emanuela Lombardo shows how a concomitant rise in attacks on gender equality accelerates the process of democratic decline Read more
March 8, 2023

🌈 Democratic resilience and gender equality

Cristina Chiva 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 Read more
March 6, 2023

🌈 Anti-feminists want to control, alter and delete women’s rights

Rebecca Sanders The reversal of Roe, bans on teaching about gender, and gunmen showing up at drag shows all are part of a trend in US and international politics. Rebecca Sanders and Laura Dudley Jenkins call it 'patriarchal populism'. They explain what patriarchal populism is, and three tactics used to undermine and attack established women’s and LGBTQ+ human rights Read more

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