Opposition to sexual and reproductive rights is one of the key gendered lines of contestation in European politics today. Political parties and individual politicians opposing gender+ equality have made significant gains in the 2019 European elections, thus increasing their presence in the European Parliament especially. Backlash against SRR is also visible at member state level, for instance with the recent near complete restriction of the right to abortion in Poland. The workshop delves into the framings of SRR at European level as well as the political implications of the popularity and resonance of these arguments.
Chair: Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland)
Elena Zacharenko (Tampere University, Finland): Rise in anti-SRR and anti-gender opposition at EU level – backlash on progress or opposition to the neoliberal logic?
Lynda Gilby (Tampere University, Finland): Reproductive Politics and Universal Health Coverage – The impacts of right-wing populism on SRHR in international forums
Valentine Berthet (Tampere University, Finland): The Politics of Reproductive Rights in the European Parliament: what can we learn for European integration?
Time: April 29th 2021, 11:00-12:30 (EET)