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


  • Juliana Popova University of Ruse
  • Krasimir Koev University of Ruse
  • Ana Popova University of Ruse


Istanbul Convention; gender issues


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. Exploration of the gender inequalities in the leadership of the
universities across Europe. Overview and analysis of Bulgarian media publications about the
controversial positions provoked by the acceptance of the Istanbul convention. Conclusions about the
political, social and cultural reflections of the debate within the Bulgarian society. 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. The study will contribute
to better understanding of the importance of gender issues in contemporary Europe.


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How to Cite

Popova, J. ., Koev, K. ., & Popova, A. . (2020). The Istanbul Convention and its Political, Social and Cultural Reflections in the Danube Space: The Case with Bulgaria: Array. Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, 10(1). Retrieved from