Much awaited publication by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on the female face of the populist right in Europe. The publication considers six countries with different baseline situations that have right-wing populist parties and movements of different strengths anchored in a variety of institutions. In Poland and Hungary, rightwing populist parties are in government. In Germany the AfD determines public discourse, while in Greece such parties play a lesser role. Despite these differences, our analyses form the basis for deriving action recommendations for progressive, civil society players. These recommendations for action are not universally applicable in all countries that find themselves confronted with the problem of right-wing populism, nor should they be seen as final. In order to develop effective counter-strategies it is always essential to take account of the situation in a particular country, the country’s history, its political discourses, majorities and its support networks, along with the relevance and sphere of influence of progressive and feminist players locally.
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