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Feminists in Paris gave a name to invisible murders: Femicide!

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The feminist group INSOMNIA took a remarkable action in Paris on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

A Brief History of Sexual Harassment in Finland in One Hashtag

A Brief History of Sexual Harassment in Finland in One Hashtag

Lääppijä is a subject derived from the Finnish verb “lääppiä”. It can roughly be translated to as “groper” and can be understood as a person engaging in socially aggressive, sexually inappropriate behavior. Despite the term having an aged sound, it captures the nature of sexual harassment better than many of its English counterparts due to its vague connotation. This very term became a hashtag after a high-ranking police officer claimed that sexual harassment did not exist in Finland before the events of New Year’s Eve of 2015.

FGM in Europe: The State of Play

FGM in Europe: The State of Play

Far from being an external or an African problem, it is estimated that around 500,000 women living in the EU have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) and close to 180,000 young women and girls are at risk from it every year. Different initiatives on the EU level try to tackle this problem, with the lack of efficient and effective enforcement being a major challenge.

Lithuanian Gold Fish Ruta Meilutyte

Lithuanian Gold Fish Ruta Meilutyte

Rio Olympics 2016 was one of the biggest events this summer that captured the world’s attention. What we saw is a competition between countries that win more medals, but inside every sport and country has a different story. One such story is about a young Lithuanian swimmer, Ruta Meilutyte, who won all possible champions in the world, but at the end of the Rio Olympics surprisingly returned to Lithuania without a single medal.

A Feminist State of the Union

A Feminist State of the Union

On September 14th, Jean Claude Juncker, on behalf of the European Commission, reviewed a year of EU achievements and outlined his action plan for the next twelve months in the much anticipated “State of the Union” speech. We, 52 young feminists, representing 22 diverse European countries, have written our response – a feminist State of the Union.

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 3

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 3

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. Today she talks about the weekend at the AGORA young feminist summer school

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 2

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 2

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. Today she talks about the first part of the AGORA young feminist summer school

#AGORA16 – During Feminist Summer School, Part 1

#AGORA16 – During Feminist Summer School, Part 1

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. Today she talks about arriving in Brussels.

The Flemish Green Party – do they practice gender mainstreaming?

The Flemish Green Party – do they practice gender mainstreaming?

The Flemish Green Party in Belgium is a political party which aims to be inclusive and diverse in its goals and policies. But is it as progressive as party leaders want us to think? The party already successfully practices environmental mainstreaming – is the same true for gender mainstreaming? An analysis.

Before #AGORA16

Before #AGORA16

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. In this series of posts she describes her experiences at AGORA

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