Since the election of populist far-right forces, Italy has seen a serious regression in women’s rights – which recently culminated in Italy hosting the ultra-conservative World Congress of Families. So, how serious is the situation in Italy and how will voting for feminist candidates in the upcoming EU elections help?
Flip through Italian TV channels at any time of the day, and you’ll most definitely find a political chat-show. For a land obsessed with analysing its establishment’s dysfunctions, one particular glaring lack of these shows is Italy’s biggest elephant in the room: diversity, and a total lack thereof.
A child’s education is vital in forming who he/she will become as an adult, these formative years can be especially important in how children will perceive gender in the future. How can we start from a young age to break gender stereotypes and pave the way for a completely equal society? The taboo-ed gender-sensitive education could be the answer; but what really is it and how can it help create a feminist education?
Women’s employment is one of those evergreen issues in the agenda of the old continent. Besides dusty stereotypes that still relegate women to few sectors of care and other social needs, the problem of women’s employment has been worsened by the recent economic crisis. What are the European trends when it comes to women’s education, wages and their presence in decision-making positions?