The new book of our Senior Research Fellow Andrea Krizsan and Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam), Politicizing Gender and Democracy in the Context of the Istanbul Convention, has been published by Palgrave MacMillan.
This book examines opposition to the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention and its consequences for the politics of violence against women in four countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The authors discuss why and how successful anti-gender mobilizations managed to obstruct ratification of the Convention or push for withdrawal from it. They show how resistance to the Convention significantly redraws debates on violence against women and has consequences for policies on violence against women, women’s rights advocacy and gender-equal democracy.
Learn more about the book here.