Danubius International Conferences, 10th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Istanbul Convention and its Political, Social and Cultural Reflections in the Danube Space: The Case with Bulgaria

Juliana Popova, Krasimir Koev, Ana Popova
Last modified: 2020-06-25


Objectives: The aim of this paper is to discuss the debate in the Bulgarian society about the acceptance of the so called Istanbul Convention, dedicated to the fight against the domestic violence and interpreting significant gender issues. Prior Work: Exploration of the gender inequalities in the leadership of the universities across Europe. Approach: Overview and analysis of Bulgarian media publications about the controversial positions provoked by the acceptance of the Istanbul convention. Results: Conclusions about the political, social and cultural reflections of the debate within the Bulgarian society. Implications: The paper can stimulate a larger discussion in the scientific circles of the Danube countries about the value roots and societal restrictions in the attitudes towards significant European documents. Value: The study will contribute to better understanding of the importance of gender issues in contemporary Europe.