Gender in Focus

From political under-representation to the #metoo revelations, and from the gender pay gap to sex trafficking, women’s rights in Europe have been and are still clearly under threat.

Who are the forces underlying and fomenting these movements today in Europe? How does gender fit into and impinge upon politics, and why is it necessary for understanding issues such as democracy, climate change and technology? Why is tackling sexism inseparable from racism and poverty? How are citizens and political actors making change?

Dive into the very best of our articles and interviews about one of the most cross-cutting political issues today.

Articles in this focus

We’re Living in a Time of “Maximum Dangers and Maximum Possibilities”

We spoke to feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem about the far-right backlash, racism & why we should be “linked, not ranked”.

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A Discussion with the Polish Greens on Abortion and Women’s Rights

Leader of the Polish Greens, Małgorzata Tracz, talks to Eliana Capretti from the European Green Party about the ‘Black Monday’ protests and the fight for abortion rights in Poland.

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A Conversation that Cannot Wait

A broad coalition seems to be gathering pace in Ireland, and extending far beyond the country’s borders, calling for a reform of Ireland’s abortion laws – the most stringent in Europe. A courageous campaign combined with a shift in public attitudes could mean real change is finally on the horizon.

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A Constant Need for Vigilance

Joanna Maycock explains why women’s rights are first in the firing line in times of crisis.

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Unemployment, Pensions, Loneliness – Poverty Treats Men and Women Differently

Looking at food banks and poverty in Finland with a gendered lens can yield insights into its causes and solutions.

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Britain’s Gendered Austerity

Austerity in Britain has a face. That face is female. That face is a mother of a dependent child. A mother with a job – although a job she may well lose in the next couple of years through no fault of her own. A very poor paying, part-time job, renting at high cost in the private sector, in a home that’s poorly insulated and expensive to heat.

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Technology is No Guarantee of Equality

Algorithms: supposedly neutral but in fact liable to perpetuate various forms of discrimination, including against women and people of colour. How do they exert such power, and what are the stakes?

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