Gender equality: How to pursue it in the context of right wing, authoritarian regimes?

The cases of Hungary and Serbia

09 - 10/02/2024
09:00 - 17:00
Hungary and Serbia (Training)
Gender equality: How to pursue it in the context of right wing, authoritarian regimes?

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The project idea was born during the discussions among the women politicians and activists across the Central Eastern European region facing similar challenges. Three decades after the transition to democracy, countries in the CEE countries are namely experiencing democratic backsliding. De-democratisation processes not only challenge democratic institutions but can also be seen as a form of cultural backlash against social and political changes that took place during the last decades.


Gender and sexual orientation based equality is particularly hit: the cultural backlash translates to gendered processes of de-democratisation. Attacks on gender equality and against actors standing for it are particularly widespread in countries of the Central and Eastern European region.

For more information about this training, please don’t hesitate to contact Caitlin Reder, FEPS Project Officer (

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