Populism, Gender and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe
Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 17:00 GMT
In recent years a number of populist and increasingly authoritarian governments in Central and Eastern Europe have employed anti-genderdiscourse, characterised by opposition to reproductive rights, access to abortion, LGBTQ rights, sexual education or legal tools for eliminating violence against women. This has resulted in a marked rise in homophobic and anti-feminist attitudes and behaviours in societies across the region as well as a significant increase in LGBTQ and women’s protests and feminist mobilisations. The aim of this seminar was to present cutting-edge research on gender and sexuality in the context of populist politics by three Early Stage Researchers from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central & Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE).