Troubling Anti-gender Attacks

Transnational Activist & Academic Perspectives

Open Society University Network Grant (Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice Program) awarded to Aiko Holvikivi (LSE), Billy Holzberg (KCL), Tomás Ojeda (LSE) and Haley McEwen (Wits University).

On May 25, 2022, the LSE Department of Gender Studies together with the Wits Center for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, hosted a virtual roundtable discussion aimed at exploring the transnational dimension of current opposition to gender, feminism and LGBTIQ+ rights, which travels under the expression ‘anti-gender ideology’. It brought together contributions from scholars and activists whose work has been crucial for resisting ongoing attacks on queer, feminist, trans and intersex people, their rights and political projects. Here we share a brief commentary report that summarises the key arguments and ideas discussed by the speakers for interested audiences who were unable to attend the event.

The webinar was made possible with the cooperation and partial funding from the Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice Program, an Open Society University Network initiative. As part of a broader project, the transcription of the roundtable will be available as a chapter in the forthcoming volume Transnationalising Anti-Gender Politics, edited by Aiko Holvikivi, Billy Holzberg and Tomás Ojeda, which will be published in the Palgrave book series Thinking Gender in Transnational Times.


(Anti-gender Attacks: OSUN Report - photo credit: Paul Sableman)