SECULARISM: A FEMINIST ISSUE
‘TRADITIONAL VALUES’ AND ‘GENDER IDEOLOGY AS TOOLS FOR DISMANTLING FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND MIGRANTS IN EUROPE
My presentation will give an overview of different religious fundamentalist trends in Europe and the way they relate to racist and anti-migrant movements. In particular I will also focus on the rise of Catholic and Christian Orthodox driven ideologies, on the rise in Eastern-Central-Balkan Europe and Russia, their strategies of attacking women reproductive rights through the notions of “traditional values” and “gender ideology” and the importance of secular feminism in resisting it.
About Anna: Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Anna is the Strategy & Policy Coordinator of the European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW)- a pan European migrant women led feminist platform that advocates for the rights of migrant and refugee women and girls in Europe. She has over 10 years of experience in the area of feminist analysis of male violence & discrimination against women, with the focus on migrant women and sexual exploitation. She is a former Research Analyst with Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, a selected expert with European Institute for Gender Equality and currently is a member of executive committee of European Women’s Lobby.
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