Perspectives Southeastern Europe #10:

Women in Western Balkans - Rights and Fights

This issue of Perspectives is about women. Their rights and struggles for gender equality, which have existed for generations in the Western Balkans, are presented by authors who are themselves part of the feminist struggles.

The current state of affairs in four blocks; Gender in transition: Is the revolution female; Interventions and resistance, they analyze political participation, gender-based violence, economic relationships, ecology, activism and physicality. They show concrete practices of resistance against the dominant patriarchal male societies in the Western Balkans.

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2 system patriarchy - from A for abuse to V for violence
Marion Kraske
5 standby mode
Lejla Gačanica
state of play
9 ‘naming the possible, responding to the impossible’: beyond gender normative politics
Jelisaveta Blagojević, Mirjana Stošić
13 how tradition and patriarchy impact violence against women in the Western Balkans
Ermira Danaj
18 an inside look – gender equality as a principle or a phrase?
Katarina Pavičić-Ivelja
gender in transitions: revolution is female?
23 the (un)forgotten possibility of emancipation
Vera Katz
29 women’s invisibility as punishment: gender, war and transition in and after Yugoslavia
Svetlana Slapšak
34 conquering the space of freedom: a never-ending story?
Slavenka Drakulić
38 the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the Western Balkans
Marija Bashevska
44 feminism: a universal panacea?
Nadežda Čačinovič
47 interplay between nationalism and exploitation, producing poverty to stay in power
Katarina Peović
51 here to stay – political participation of women in the Western Balkan
Zlatiborka Popov-Momčinović
56 violence against women in politics
Ana Radičević
60 making femicide visible
Vedrana Lacmanović
66 unequal even before being born: sex-selective abortions in Montenegro
Olivera Komar
70 Kruščica in the aftermath of violence
Alma Midžić
77 property rights, economic dependence and the glass ceiling for women in Kosovo
Luljeta Demolli
81 activism in times of uncertainty: Albanian Pride 2020
Gresa Hasa
84 swimming against the current
Iva Mihajlovska

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