EU Elections

Dossier: Europe – a Gender Equality Project?

Gender equality project Europe? - Introduction

Over the past few decades, the EU has made progress in terms of gender equality, but many challenges remain. The next European elections will show whether the “Gender equality project Europe” can be continued and improved or whether the majority of the conservative or right-wing populist to radical right-wing forces, who oppose emancipative gender equality policy, gain the upper hand.

By Caroline Ausserer

For a Europe of Citizens and Female Citizens

Europe continues to play an important role in the long quest for equal rights and emancipation. The politics of the European Union (EU) strongly influences advanced regulations in individual-member countries. However, a lot of progress at the EU-level is realized neither on a local nor on a regional level. In some instances, such progress is simply ignored. Can one succeed in further developing trendsetting, gender-political initatives in the EU? Or, will the alliance of conservative forces gain more weight in European politics.

The Gunda Werner Institute analyzes the politics of the European Union and its member countries from a gender-democratic and feminist perspective, and ultimately, devises emancipatory gender-political strategies.

Equal participation in decision-making

Combating gender-based violence and human trafficking

Where do all the data go?

In the last years, the focus on collecting personal data of victims of human trafficking has increased strongly. In this article, Marjan Wijers outlines the instruments, concepts and risks of these investigations into the private lives of the affected and demonstrates: firm rules for the collection and analysis of personal data have to be in place to ensure the privacy and security of the victims.

By Marjan Wijers

intersectionality and combat (multiple) discrimination

Breaking through the rising tide of conservatism in Europe

Looking at the state of public discourses and political debates in European countries today, there are indeed many reasons to be concerned with candidates feeding on fears and frustrations to win votes, write Evelyne Paradis and Michael Privot, whose organisations joined forces to push an all-out equality agenda through the EU election campaign. 

By Evelyne Paradis, Michaël Privot

Co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union

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