The increasingly populist and nationalist governing forces have become hostile against actors upholding feminist values, but they embrace or even create organizations that promote traditionalist agendas, according to a new book on the changing landscape of civil society and women's organizations, co-edited by our Junior Research Fellow Anna Fejos and Research Fellow Dorottya Szikra, and published by the Institute for Sociology of the Center for Social Sciences.
There was a major restructuring of government funding, the authors write, adding that the most secure and largest funding is received by organizations engaged in strategic partnership with the government. Governmental intervention had a huge impact also on the possibilities of cooperation between civil society actors.
You may download the book (in Hungarian) here. A report with the main takeaways is available in English here.