Droits des femmes : Le grand recul ?

À l’épreuve de la crise sanitaire en Europe



Explosion des violences conjugales et intrafamiliales, accès à la contraception et droit à l’avortement entravés, professions du care dévalorisées, sous-représentation dans les instances de décision, santé mentale affectée… : les confinements successifs des populations, et plus généralement la crise sanitaire, ont eu et continuent d’avoir des répercussions dramatiques sur les droits des femmes en Europe. C’est le bilan de cette forte régression, particulièrement au sein des États de l’Union européenne, et surtout les plus conservateurs, qu’Amandine Clavaud dresse dans cet essai. Analysant la portée des réponses des pouvoirs publics – quand ils ont voulu y faire face –, elle appelle à aller plus loin en intégrant, de manière urgente, la dimension du genre dans la gestion des crises

Amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe has witnessed a concerning surge in domestic and intra-family violence, increased restrictions on access to contraception and abortion rights, an under-recognition of care professions, a persistent lack of female representation in decision-making bodies, and a rise in mental health issues among women. These successive lockdowns and the overarching health crisis have cast a harsh spotlight on the plight of women’s rights in Europe. In this essay, Amandine Clavaud delves into the profound setbacks experienced, particularly in the more conservative Member States of the European Union. Through a comprehensive analysis of the response, or lack thereof, from public authorities, she underscores the urgent need for comprehensive gender integration in crisis management.

Fondation Jean-Jaurès
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