In Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, gender relations have changed significantly over the last 30 years, both for the better and for the worse. Although women make up more than 50% of the population of these societies and the graduation rate of the university studies is in favour of women, the gender differentiation in leadership and decision-making positions in the economy, politics and society has occurred overwhelmingly in males’ favour. We find a female minority in business, in top management, in universities, etc.
Although we have many women specialized in fields traditionally dominated by men, they do not have the necessary visibility. Their voices and opinions are not heard. The reduced presence of women in the public space, in various fields of expertise, contributes to the perpetuation of these discrepancies. The absence of adequate reactions and of affirmative action in this area also contributes to maintaining the situation. This is valid for areas such as international relations, security studies, global political economy, political science and the like. Women specialists in these areas are much less present in the public space, including in the mass media.
- through networking among ourselves
- through networking with members of similar initiatives
- through FANEL events – conferences, roundtable discussions, common projects
- by promoting the work of women specialists in these areas on this very website and through our networks