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Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions

Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions

Trade unions fight for the rights of their members – but women’s needs often go by the board as leadership positions are very male-dominated. Can separate women’s constituencies be the solution? The example of Hungary.

The ideal female body – does not exist

The ideal female body – does not exist

There are a lot of stereotypes and standards that women are subjected to in their daily lives, but the question of how their bodies should look like is certainly one of the most important ones. The perception of the ideal female body is dynamic and can change through time and also vary between different cultures and societies – with the media playing an important role.

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

One in five women in the European Union have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Nevertheless, not all EU countries have a clear definition of stalking.

The link between mental health and inequality, gender-based violenc...

The link between mental health and inequality, gender-based violence and gender stereotypes

In April we celebrate World Health Day. How do inequality, gender stereotypes and sexism impact women’s mental health?

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tam...

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tampon tax

Did you know that in most countries in the EU, women are taxed for having their periods? As shocking at it may sound, the tampon tax is a reality.

In Latvia, conservative female MPs stand for anti-women policy. Can...

In Latvia, conservative female MPs stand for anti-women policy. Can quotas make it any better?

In many countries, quotas are used as an efficient measure to diversify politics. Egalitarian and female-friendly policy is closely linked to the number of female politicians. However, it should be carefully examined if making it easier for some women to enter the ruling class will improve social conditions for others.

Rightist women against human rights

Rightist women against human rights

As the extreme right gains momentum in Europe, it is striking to see that more and more of its leaders are female. How can the success of women like Marine le Pen (France) or Frauke Petry and Beatrix von Storch (Germany) be explained?

March is for : International women’s day

March is for : International women’s day

On the 8th of March International Women’s Day is celebrated. How come such an important day, which is meant to give visibility to women’s accomplishments, has become so commercial ?

What are the roles of Polish women in politics? 

What are the roles of Polish women in politics? 

Last year’s parliamentary elections introduced a record number of women to the Polish Parliament, as well as the third female Prime Minister. However the Polish political scene still remains dominated by men, and the idea of female politicians as “puppets” is widely talked about.

Czech Republic: Politics remains a male domain

Czech Republic: Politics remains a male domain

Although nearly one hundred years have passed since women gained the right to vote, their representation in Czech politics remains low and has hardly increased. Are women less interested in politics? Are they less qualified or competent than their male counterparts? Or is it that women face hidden obstacles, a form of glass ceiling?

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