The policy brief gives examples of the broad spectrum of actors and hostility linked to anti-feminist and anti-gender attitudes and their complex overlaps with other ideologies of injustice. It outlines the current state of international debates exploring how anti-gender and anti-feminist ideologies interlink with violent extremism. Furthermore, it highlights the urgent need to integrate frames of analysis across policymaking and practice, to understand male supremacy as a security threat in its own right, and develop comprehensive policy responses. It also provides recommendations to policymakers and civil society on how these can be effectively integrated.
Anti-feminist and anti-gender ideologies target feminists and women who break patriarchal gender norms and the subjugation to these norms by pushing for emancipation through a universal human rights framework. Following the same logic, they also target the LGBTQI* community, who are seen as representing a changing gender order more broadly.