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International Women’s Day – IGLYO and Young Feminist Europe J...

As feminists and women’s rights advocates must be inclusive and realise the diversity of persons that struggle against gender based violence and discrimination, and approach equality from an intersectional and norm critical point of view

Systematised Sexism: The effect of language on European World Views

Systematised Sexism: The effect of language on European World Views

Can language contribute to the subordination of women? How is gender used in European languages? And is it possible to change sexist languages? An introduction

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.

Gender-sensitive education: “gender madness” or liberation from gen...

Gender-sensitive education: “gender madness” or liberation from gender stereotypes?

A child’s education is vital in forming who he/she will become as an adult, these formative years can be especially important in how children will perceive gender in the future. How can we start from a young age to break gender stereotypes and pave the way for a completely equal society? The taboo-ed gender-sensitive education could be the answer; but what really is it and how can it help create a feminist education?

Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women’s employment is one of those evergreen issues in the agenda of the old continent. Besides dusty stereotypes that still relegate women to few sectors of care and other social needs, the problem of women’s employment has been worsened by the recent economic crisis. What are the European trends when it comes to women’s education, wages and their presence in decision-making positions?

March is for : International women’s day

March is for : International women’s day

On the 8th of March International Women’s Day is celebrated. How come such an important day, which is meant to give visibility to women’s accomplishments, has become so commercial ?

In February we talk about: women in power and decision-making

In February we talk about: women in power and decision-making

When the Beijing Platform was adopted in 1995, only 11.5% of members of parliaments worldwide were women. Today, there are around 22%. Why did it matter back then and why does it still matter now? This is our topic of this month.

January is for… women and the economy

January is for… women and the economy

This month we continue our thematic articles. Still following the Beijing Platform for Action themes, we are talking about women and the economy.

Can gender equality be achieved within sports?

Can gender equality be achieved within sports?

Sports, be it team sport or individual sport, has for a long time been a male domain. Since the First Wave of feminism in the late 19th, and early 20th century, this is changing. But when will women be truly equal in sports?

Reproductive rights in Latvia: what sets alarm bells ringing for fe...

Reproductive rights in Latvia: what sets alarm bells ringing for feminists

Abortion is legal in Latvia up until the 12th week. But a conservative backlash against reproductive rights might put this freedom in danger.

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